Yangdok County

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Yangdŏk County
Korean transcription(s)
   McCune-Reischauer Yangdŏk-kun
   Revised Romanization Yangdeok-gun
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Yangdok.PNG
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Yangdok
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 18 ri
  Total772 km2 (298 sq mi)
 (2008 [1] )
  Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)

Yangdŏk County is a kun (county) in South P'yŏngan province, North Korea.



The region is thought to be near the ancient chiefdom of dongye. Biryuguk used to be in the region. It was incorporated into Goguryeo around 40 BC. [2]


Climate data for Yangdok (1991–2020)
Average high °C (°F)−1.3
Daily mean °C (°F)−8.1
Average low °C (°F)−14.2
Average precipitation mm (inches)9.4
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)
Average snowy days5.
Average relative humidity (%)75.972.469.965.167.273.881.682.078.275.777.477.474.7
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration [3]

Administrative divisions

Yangdŏk County is divided into one ŭp (town) and 18 ri (villages):

  • Yangdŏk-ŭp (양덕읍)
  • Ch'uma-ri (추마리)
  • Ilgam-ri (일감리)
  • Kŏsang-ri (거상리)
  • Kuryong-ri (구룡리)
  • Onjŏng-ri (온정리)
  • Ponggye-ri (봉계리)
  • Ryongam-ri (룡암리)
  • Ryongp'yŏng-ri (룡평리)
  • Sagi-ri (사기리)
  • Samgye-ri (삼계리)
  • Sangsil-li (상신리)
  • Sangsŏng-ri (상성리)
  • Sudŏng-ri (수덕리)
  • T'aehŭng-ri (태흥리)
  • Tongyang-ri (동양리)
  • T'ongdong-ri (통동리)
  • Unch'ang-ri (운창리)
  • Ŭnha-ri (은하리)


Yangdŏk county is served by Yangdŏk Station on the Korean State Railway's P'yŏngra Line.

Yangdok Hot Springs Tourist Area

In 2019, Yangdok Hot Springs Tourist Area was a key construction project, built on the site of Yangdok Recreation Center which opened in 1947. [4] [5] It was opened by Kim Jong-un on 7 December 2019. It featured indoor and outdoor baths, a ski slope, and a horse-riding park. [6]

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  1. Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, published in 2009)
  2. https://encykorea.aks.ac.kr/Contents/Item/E0035454
  3. "30 years report of Meteorological Observations in North Korea (1991 ~ 2020)" (PDF) (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. pp. 215, 309, and 344. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 January 2022. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  4. Zwirko, Colin (28 June 2019). "Yangdok hot springs and ski resort project taking shape as October deadline looms". NK News.
  5. 金正恩朝鮮労働党委員長が目指す「温泉大国」とは?. KoreaWorldTimes (in Japanese). 2019-11-17. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  6. Zwirko, Colin (8 December 2019). "Kim Jong Un oversees opening of Yangdok Hot Springs and ski resort". NK News.