Ragwon County

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Ragwon County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 樂園郡
 • McCune–Reischauer Ragwŏn-gun
 • Revised Romanization Nagwon-gun
Location of Ragwon County
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 11 ri
Population (2008)
 • Total 60,700 [1]

Ragwŏn County is a county in South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. Formerly known as T'oejo (퇴조), it was named in 1982 after Ragwŏn, paradise.


It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the south and east. Most of the county is mountainous. The highest point is Chonchubong (천주봉). The coastal area includes the islands such as Chonchodo (전초도) and Chintudo (진두도). Forestland occupies about 75% of the county's area.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Ragwŏn county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 1 rodongjagu (workers' district) and 11 ri (villages):

  • Ragwŏn-ŭp
  • Samho-rodongjagu
  • Changhŭng-ri
  • Ch'ŏnjung-ri
  • Hŭngsang-ri
  • Hŭngsŏ-ri
  • Ryŏho-ri
  • Sadong-ri
  • Sangsong-ri
  • Sep'o-ri
  • Sinp'ung-ri
  • Sŏjung-ri
  • Songhae-ri


The local economy is centered on fishing. Abalone are harvested abundantly from Ragwon Bay. The processing of marine goods is also a developed local business. Local agriculture is dominated by maize. There are also orchards and a small amount of heavy industry.


Ragwŏn county is served by the P'yŏngra line of the Korean State Railway.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, published in 2009)

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