Kyonghung County

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Kyonghung County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 慶興郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Kyŏnghŭng-gun
 • Revised Romanization Gyeongheung-gun
Country North Korea
Province North Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp;, 3 workers' districts, 12 ri
 • Total 920 km2 (360 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 100,000

Kyŏnghŭng County is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyong province, North Korea. Formerly known as Ŭndŏk County (Chosŏn'gŭl: 은덕군; hancha: 恩德郡), from 1977 to 2010.

The county borders the People's Republic of China to the northeast. With the exception of the southwest, it is dominated by low hills, with occasional plains. The highest point is Songjinsan (1,146 m (3,760 ft)). The dominant river is the Tumen, which separates the county from China. The level ground along the Tumen is developed, but approximately 80% of the county is forested.

Mining, particularly coal mining, is the chief industry in Undok, where lignite is found; Undok is the site of the Aoji Coal Mine. In addition, farming and livestock raising are widespread. The chief crops are maize, rice, soybeans, and potatoes. The Aoji Chemical Factory is located in the county as well.

Undok lies on the Hambuk Line and Hoeam Line railroads.


Under Joseon period "Kyunghung", the ancient name of Undok, was one of the six post/garrisons (Chosŏn'gŭl: 육진; hancha: 六鎭) establish under the order of King Sejong the Great of Joseon in 1433, to safeguard his people from the hostile Chinese and Manchurian nomads living in Manchuria

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Undok County is divided into 1 town ("Ŭp") 12 villages ("Ri") and 3 worker's districts ("Rodongjagu").

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Undok-up 은덕읍 恩德邑
Ryongyon-rodongjagu 룡연노동자구 龍淵勞動者區
Myongryong-rodongjagu 명룡노동자구 明龍勞動者區
Obong-rodongjagu 오봉노동자구 梧鳳勞動者區
Taeyang-ri 태양리 太陽里
Haksong-ri 학송리 鶴松里
Songhak-ri 송학리 松鶴里
Sinasan-ri 신아산리 新阿山里
Changpyong-ri 장평리 長坪里
Kwirak-ri 귀락리 貴洛里
Songsan-ri 송산리 松山里
Myongdok-ri 명덕리 明德里
Angil-ri 안길리 安吉里
Kumsong-ri 금송리 金松里
Rokya-ri 록야리 鹿野里
Cholchu-ri 철주리 鐵柱里

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