|— County —|
|• McCune-Reischauer||Puryŏng kun|
|• Revised Romanization||Buryeong-gun|
|Province||North Hamgyong Province|
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp;, 3 workers' districts, 5 ri|
|• Total||1,900 km2 (700 sq mi)|
Most of the county is mountainous, being traversed by the Hamgyong Range and its outlying spurs. The highest point is Kosŏngsan (Chosŏn'gŭl: 고성산, Hancha: 姑城山), 1,754 meters above sea level. Many other high peaks are also found in the county. The chief stream is the Susŏgch'ŏn (Chosŏn'gŭl: 수성천. Hancha: 輸城川).
The local economy is dominated by metalworking, mining, and electric power. Deposits of gold, copper, quartzite, and limestone are found in the county. The intermontane valleys are home to grain farms where corn, soybeans, rice, wheat, barley, proso millet, and millet are harvested. Rice fields make up 2% of the county's area. Sericulture is also practiced.
Puryong was one of the six post/garrisons (Chosŏn'gŭl: 육진; Hancha: 六鎭) established under the order of Sejong the Great of Joseon (1418–1450) to safeguard his people from the hostile Chinese and Manchurian nomads living in Manchuria.
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- Location of the four forts and the six posts
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