|• Chosŏn'gŭl||양 덕 군|
|• Hancha||陽 德 郡|
|• Revised Romanization||Yangdeok-gun|
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Yangdok
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 18 ri|
|• Total||772 km2 (298 sq mi)|
|• Density||79/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.
|Climate data for Yangdok (1981–2010)|
|Average high °C (°F)||−2.0|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−8.6|
|Average low °C (°F)||−15.1|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||11.2|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||5.3||4.2||6.1||7.4||8.5||10.1||14.7||12.2||7.4||5.3||7.4||7.1||95.7|
|Average snowy days||6.5||5.5||4.0||1.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.2||2.4||6.1||25.7|
|Average relative humidity (%)||77.3||74.2||72.1||66.2||67.9||74.2||82.4||82.1||79.9||75.7||77.7||78.7||75.7|
|Source: Korea Meteorological Administration|
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