Sinhung County

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Sinhung County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 新興郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Sinhŭng kun
 • Revised Romanization Sinheung-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 3 workers' districts, 21 ri
Population (1987 est.)
 • Total 124,000

Sinhŭng County is a mountainous county in South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea.


It is traversed by the Hamgyŏng and Palbong ranges. The highest point is Chailbong. There are also lowland plains, where the temperatures are quite different from the mountains. The chief streams are the Sangch'ŏn and Pujŏn Rivers.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Sinhŭng county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 3 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 21 ri (villages):

  • Sinhŭng-ŭp
  • Palch'ŏl-lodongjagu
  • Puhŭng-rodongjagu
  • Sinhŭng-rodongjagu
  • Chungp'yŏng-ri
  • Ch'angsŏ-ri
  • Ch'uksang-ri
  • Hawŏnch'ŏl-li
  • Hŭngbong-ri
  • Hŭnggyŏng-ri
  • Kilbong-ri
  • Kiril-li
  • Kyŏnghŭng-ri
  • Pansŏng-ri
  • Puyŏl-li
  • Sangwŏnch'ŏl-li
  • Sŏgong-ri
  • Sŏnam-ri
  • Taedong-ri
  • Tonggong-ri
  • Tonghŭng-ri
  • Usang-ri
  • Wŏndong-ri
  • Yŏnggu-ri
  • Yŏng'ung-ri


Agriculture dominates the local economy. In the mountain regions, the crops include oats, potatoes, millet, and barnyard millet. In the fertile areas in the south, rice is also grown. Lumbering and hydropower are also part of the local economy; relatively little mining takes place.

Ryu Kyong-su Tank Factory is located in the area.


Sinhŭng is served by road and rail, and lies on the Sinhŭng line of the Korean State Railway.

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