Yodok County

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Yodŏk County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 耀德郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Yodŏk kun
 • Revised Romanization Yodeok-gun
Country North Korea
Province South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 21 ri
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 33,000

Yodŏk County is a county in South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. Originally part of Yŏnghŭng county (now Kŭmya county), it became a separate entity as part of the 1952 reorganization of local government.

Physical features[edit]

Most of the county is mountainous. Yodŏk is traversed by the Rangrim and Puktaebong ranges. The chief river is the Ryonghŭng. The highest point is Raganbong. Roughly 90% of the county's area is forestland.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Yodŏk county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 21 ri (villages):

  • Yodŏk-ŭp
  • Ch'ŏnhŭng-ri
  • Hŭngsang-ri
  • Hyangbong-ri
  • Inhŭng-ri
  • Inhwa-ri
  • Kuŭp-ri
  • Kwanp'yŏng-ri
  • Misam-ri
  • Mun'am-ri
  • P'yŏngjŏl-li
  • P'yŏngwŏl-li
  • Ripsŏng-ri
  • Ryangsu-ri
  • Ryongp'yŏng-ri
  • Sŏng-ri
  • Sŏngch'ŏl-li
  • Songdo-ri
  • Taesung-ri
  • Tongsal-li
  • Unhŭng-ri
  • Wansal-li


Due to the rugged terrain, agriculture is nearly impossible. However, a few farms are tucked into the mountains, harvesting maize, soybeans, millet, wheat and barley.


Yodŏk county is served primarily by roads, but there is a single railway station on the P'yŏngra line of the Korean State Railway in Yodŏk-ŭp.


Yodŏk is the site of the Yodŏk concentration camp.

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Coordinates: 39°36′40″N 126°50′40″E / 39.61111°N 126.84444°E / 39.61111; 126.84444