Pyonggang County

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Not to be confused with Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
P'yŏnggang County
평강군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer P'yŏnggang-gun
 • Revised Romanization Pyeonggang-gun
Location of P'yŏnggang County
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 30 ri
Area
 • Total 708 km2 (273 sq mi)
Population (1990 est.)
 • Total 100,800

P'yŏnggang County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. It borders Sep'o to the north, Ch'ŏrwŏn to the south, Ich'ŏn to the west, and Ch'angdo to the east.

Physical features[edit]

A portion of the county is occupied by the Ryongam wetland, which also crosses into Ch'ŏrwŏn. Most of the county's terrain is mountainous, although there a few small expanses of level ground. The Kwangju and Majŏllyŏng mountains pass through P'yŏnggang. The region is prone to heavy rains.

History[edit]

The P'yŏnggang area was known as Puyang hyŏn during the Koguryŏ period, and as Kangp'yŏng (강평) under Silla. In the Koryŏ Dynasty, it was included in Tongju (동주); in the Chosŏn dynasty, it took its modern name.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

On August 15, 1945, P'yŏnggang county included 1 ŭp(P'yŏnggang), 6 myŏn(Sŏ, Nam, Hyŏnnae, Mokchŏn, Sep'o, Yujin). Presently, it is divided into 1 ŭp and 30 ri (villages):

  • P'yŏnggang-ŭp
  • Aptong-ri
  • Chawŏl-li
  • Chŏngsal-li
  • Chŏnsŭng-ri
  • Ch'ŏn'am-ri
  • Haebang-ri
  • Haju-ri
  • Hasong-ri
  • Hwaam-ri
  • Kagong-ri
  • Kŏnch'ŏl-li
  • Kŭmgong-ri
  • Kŭndong-ri
  • Munbong-ri
  • Munsal-li
  • Naech'ŏl-li
  • Namyang-ri
  • Oktong-ri
  • Pokkye-ri
  • Pongrae-ri
  • Rangha-ri
  • Rangwŏl-li
  • Risudŏng-ri
  • Sanggap-ri
  • Sangsonggwal-li
  • Sangwŏl-li
  • Sinjŏng-ri
  • Sŏngsal-li
  • Sut'ae-ri
  • T'apkŏ-ri

Economy[edit]

The county is well-suited to agriculture, and rice farming is especially developed. In addition, the mines of P'yŏnggang extract gold, tungsten, nepheline, zircon, alunite, and diatomaceous earth.

Transportation[edit]

P'yŏnggang is served by roads, and by the Kangwŏn line of the Korean State Railway.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°19′17″N 127°27′52″E / 38.3214°N 127.4644°E / 38.3214; 127.4644