Songgan County

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Songgan County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 城干郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Sŏnggan kun
 • Revised Romanization Seonggan-gun
Country North Korea
Province Chagang Province
Administrative divisions ŭp, workers' districts, ri
 • Total 950 km2 (370 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 100,000

Songgan County is a kun, or county, in central Chagang province, North Korea. It borders Rangrim to the east, Wiwon to the west, Kanggye to the north and Chonchon and Ryongrim to the south. It was formed in 1952 from parts of Chonchon and Changgang, as part of a general reorganization of local government.

Songgan nestles among the Rangrim mountains in north central North Korea, its terrain sloping downward toward the Changja River in the west. The highest point is Maengbusan in the Rangrim range, which stands 2,214 m above sea level. 92% of the county's area is taken up by forestland.

The Manpo Line railroad follows the river through western Songgan. The county is also connected to Kanggye and Pyongyang by road. The chief local industries are logging and agriculture. Grains including maize, wheat, and millet are raised in Songgan, as are cattle and silkworms.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Songgan-gun is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 5 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 9 ri (villages):

  • Sŏnggan-ŭp 성간읍 (城干邑)
  • Ch'angp'yŏng-rodongjagu 창평로동자구 (倉坪勞動者區)
  • Oejung-rodongjagu 외중로동자구 (外中勞動者區)
  • Sŏngha-rodongjagu 성하로동자구 (城下勞動者區)
  • Sŏngryong-rodongjagu 성룡로동자구 (城龍勞動者區)
  • Tongsal-lodongjagu 동산로동자구 (東山勞動者區)
  • Kwangmyŏng-ri 광명리 (光明里)
  • Much'ae-ri 무채리 (茂菜里)
  • Musŏl-li 무선리 (舞仙里)
  • Oesŏ-ri 외서리 (外西里)
  • Paegam-ri 백암리 (白岩里)
  • Paekcha-ri 백자리 (栢子里)
  • Puji-ri 부지리 (富只里)
  • Pung-ri 북리 (北里)
  • Sinch'ŏng-ri 신청리 (新淸里)

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