Yodok County

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Yodok 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, 16 ri
Population (1991 est.)
 • Total 33,000

Yodok County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea. Originally part of Yonghung County, it became a separate entity as part of the 1952 reorganization of local government.

Physical features[edit]

Most of the county is mountainous. Yodok is traversed by the Rangrim and Puktaebong ranges. The chief river is the Ryonghung. 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.


Also due to the mountains, Yodok is not connected to the rail grid. It is reachable only by road.[citation needed]


Yodok is the site of the Yodok 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