Pukchong County

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Pukchong County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 北靑郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Pukch'ŏng kun
 • Revised Romanization Bukcheong-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 38 ri
 • Total 2,375 km2 (917 sq mi)

Pukch'ŏng County is a county in eastern South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea.


It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the south. Away from the coast, it is entirely mountainous. The Hamgyong Mountains traverse the county. The highest point is Komdoksan. Chief streams include the Namdaechon and Pochonchon (보천천). It has a relatively mild climate for the province.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Pukch'ŏng county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 2 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 38 ri (villages):

  • Pukch'ŏng-ŭp
  • Sinbukch'ŏng-rodongjagu
  • Sinch'ang-rodongjagu
  • An'gong-ri
  • Changhang-ri
  • Chimal-li
  • Chongsal-li
  • Chuksang-ri
  • Chung-ri
  • Ch'o-ri
  • Ch'ŏnghae-ri
  • Ch'ŏnghŭng-ri
  • Haho-ri
  • Hasedong-ri
  • Kŏnja-ri
  • Kyŏng'andae-ri
  • Manch'ul-li
  • Masal-li
  • Mundong-ri
  • Nahadae-ri
  • Nahŭng-ri
  • Op'yŏng-ri
  • Pansong-ri
  • Poch'ŏl-li
  • Pongŭi-ri
  • Pudong-ri
  • P'yŏng-ri
  • Sangripsŏ-ri
  • Sangsedong-ri
  • Sinsang-ri
  • Sŏri
  • Tang'u-ri
  • Tŏg'ŭm-ri
  • Tongdo-ri
  • T'osŏng-ri
  • Yangch'ŏndong-ri
  • Yangch'ŏnsŏ-ri
  • Yangga-ri
  • Yesŭng-ri
  • Yongch'ŏl-li


Industry dominate the local economy, although orcharding and dry-field farming also play a role. Local crops include millet, barley, wheat, soybeans, maize, and rice. Rice production is confined to the valleys. In addition, there are livestock and silkworm farms.


Pukch'ŏng county is served by the Tŏksŏng and P'yŏngra lines of the Korean State Railway, as well as by roads.

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