Orang County

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Orang County

어랑군
Korean transcription(s)
   Chosŏn'gŭl
   Hancha
   McCune-Reischauer Ŏrang kun
   Revised Romanization Eorang-gun
DPRK2006 Hambuk-Orang.PNG
Map of North Hamgyong showing the location of Orang
Country North Korea
Province North Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp;, 1 workers' district, 20 ri
Area
  Total1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Population
 (1991 est.)
  Total67,000

Ŏrang County is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. It is situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). Originally part of Kyŏngsŏng county, Ŏrang was created in 1952 following the division of Korea.

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Physical features

The county is primarily mountainous, with many hills of more than 200 meters in height. However, there is a narrow plain along the coast. Approximately 85% of the county is forested. The highest peak is T'ugubong (Chosŏn'gŭl: 투구봉). There are various lakes including Changyŏn Lake (Chosŏn'gŭl: 장연호, Hancha: 長淵湖) and Mugye Lake (Chosŏn'gŭl: 무계호, Hancha: 武溪湖).

Administrative divisions

Ŏrang County is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 1 rodongjagu (workers' district) and 20 ri (villages):

  • Ŏrang-ŭp
  • Ŏdaejil-lodongjagu
  • Chibang-ri
  • Ch'ilhyang-ri
  • Hwamul-li
  • Hwaryong-ri
  • Iam-ri
  • Ihyang-ri
  • Mugye-ri
  • Ponggang-ri
  • Puam-ri
  • Pup'yŏng-ri
  • P'algyŏngdae-ri
  • Ryanggyŏl-li
  • Ryokp'yŏng-ri
  • Ryongchŏl-li
  • Ryongyŏl-li
  • Samhyang-ri
  • Soyo-ri
  • Sunam-ri
  • Tunam-ri
  • Un'gong-ri

Economy

The local economy is dominated by agriculture and fishing, and is the chief centre of rice production in North Hamgyŏng. In addition, pine mushrooms are grown there. Orang Airport is located in the county. Orang County is also home to Orangchon Power Station and Phalhyang Hydroelectric Dam on Orangchon River that has been under construction since 1981. [1] [2] The Phalhyang dam was completed in December 2019. [3]

Transport

Ŏrang lies on the P'yŏngra Line of the Korean State Railway. The only major road is the highway running between Ch'ŏngjin and Kimch'aek. The duel use military-public Orang Airport has domestic flights to Pyongyang.

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References

  1. Shim, Elizabeth (July 11, 2018). "Kim Jong Un 'very angry' after inspecting power station". UPI. The Orang power plant has been under construction since 1981 but has made little progress for more than 30 years. It is now 70 percent complete.
  2. https://www.38north.org/2019/07/hydropower070319/
  3. "Phalhyang Dam of the Orangchon Power Station" (PDF). Korean Books. Retrieved September 4, 2020.