Uiju County

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Ŭiju County
의주군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Ŭiju-gun
 • Revised Romanization Uiju-gun
Location of Ŭiju County
Country North Korea
Province North P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 17 ri
Area
 • Total 420 km2 (160 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 110,018

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 ŭp (town), 2 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 17 ri (villages):

  • Ŭiju-ŭp (의주읍)
  • Tŏngryong-rodongjagu (덕룡로동자구)
  • Tŏkhyŏl-lodongjagu (덕현로동자구)
  • Chungdal-li (중단리)
  • Ch'unsal-li (춘산리)
  • Ch'u-ri (추리)
  • Hŭngnam-ri (흥남리)
  • Kŭmgwang-ri (금광리)
  • Misong-ri (미송리)
  • Ŏjŏng-ri (어적리)
  • Ryonggye-ri (룡계리)
  • Ryong'ul-li (룡운리)
  • Sangha-ri (상하리)
  • Sŏho-ri (서호리)
  • Sujil-li (수진리)
  • Taehwa-ri (대화리)
  • Taemul-li (대문리)
  • T'aesal-li (태산리)
  • Unch'ŏl-li (운천리)
  • Yŏn'u-ri (연우리)

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.[1] It is the largest earthquake by magnitude recorded in the Korean Peninsula since South Korea began official earthquake observation in 1978.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No One Hurt as Earthquake Rocks Korea". english.chosun.com. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 
  2. ^ Kim Se-jeong (2015-04-27). "'Korea is not safe from earthquakes'". Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-09-09. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°11′49″N 124°31′55″E / 40.19694°N 124.53194°E / 40.19694; 124.53194