Taehung County

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Taehŭng County

대흥군
Korean transcription(s)
   Chosŏn'gŭl
   Hancha
   McCune–Reischauer Taehŭng-gun
   Revised Romanization Daeheung-gun
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Daehung.PNG
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Taehung
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 rodongjagu, 16 ri
Area
  Total1,224 km2 (473 sq mi)
Population
 (2008) [1]
  Total32,915

Taehŭng County is a kun, or county, in the northeastern corner of South P'yŏngan province, North Korea. It is bordered to the north by Ryongrim and Changjin, to the east by Yŏnggwang and Hamju, to the south by Yodŏk and Chŏngp'yŏng, and to the west by Nyŏngwŏn and Tongsin. It is drained by the Taedong River, which rises in the north part of the county before flowing west into Yŏngwŏn.

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The terrain of Taehŭng is higher and more mountainous than any other part of South P'yŏngan. Three mountain ranges, the Rangrim, Myohyang, and Puktaebong, pass through the county. The highest of the many peaks is Tongdaesan, at 2,094 meters above sea level.

Local agriculture is dominated by dry-field farming, with maize the chief crop. Lumber is sent down the Taedong River for processing. There are subterranean reserves of tungsten, gold, copper, and zinc. There are no railroads, but the county is served by roads which connect it to neighbouring towns via the mountain passes.

Administrative divisions

Taehung County is divided into one town ( ŭp ), one workers' district (rodongjagu) and 16 villages ( ri ). [2] [3]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Taehŭng-ŭp대흥읍大興邑
Kyŏngsu-rodongjagu경수로동자구鯨水勞動者區
Ch'anghyŏl-li창현리昌峴里
Huksu-ri흑수리黑水里
Illyong-ri인룡리仁龍里
Kŭmsŏng-ri금성리錦城里
Kwangt'ong-ri광통리廣通里
Munsam-ri문삼리文三里
Pokhŭng-ri복흥리福興里
P'yŏnghwa-ri평화리平和里
Rangrim-ri랑림리狼林里
Ryongp'yŏng-ri룡평리龍坪里
Sinnam-ri신남리新南里
Sobaeng-ri소백리小白里
Taedong-ri대동리大同里
Tohŭng-ri도흥리都興里
Tŏkhŭng-ri덕흥리德興里
Unhŭng-ri운흥리雲興里

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