Ŭiju County is a kun, or county, in North Pyongan Province, North Korea. The county has an area of 420 km², and a population of 110,018 (2008 data).
Geography [ edit ]
Sakchu county and Kusŏng lie to the east; Sŏnch'ŏn and Ch'ŏlsan counties to the south; and Ryongch'ŏn county and Sinŭiju to the west. To the north, Ŭiju shares a border with China.
Administrative Divisions [ edit ]
Ŭiju county is divided into 1
(town), 2 ŭp (workers' districts) and 17 rodongjagu (villages): ri
Transportation [ edit ]
Ŭiju county is served by the
Tŏkhyŏn Line of the Korean State Railway]]. There is also an airport, Uiju Airfield ( ICAO airport code: ZKUJ).
1980 earthquake [ edit ]
Ŭiju earthquake was a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Ŭiju County in 1980.
It is the largest earthquake by magnitude recorded in the  Korean Peninsula since South Korea began official earthquake observation in 1978. 
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Coordinates: 40°11′49″N 124°31′55″E / 40.19694°N 124.53194°E