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|• McCune-Reischauer||Yodŏk kun|
|• Revised Romanization||Yodeok-gun|
|Province||South Hamgyong Province|
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 21 ri|
|Population (1991 est.)|
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.
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.
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 is the site of the Yodŏk concentration camp.
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