Hoeyang County

Hoeyang County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. It was established in a general reorganization of local government in 1952.

Hoeyang County

Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerHoeyang-gun
 • Revised RomanizationHoeyang-gun
Map of Kangwon showing the location of Hoeyang
Map of Kangwon showing the location of Hoeyang
Coordinates: 38°44′29.00″N 127°37′21.00″E / 38.7413889°N 127.6225000°E / 38.7413889; 127.6225000Coordinates: 38°44′29.00″N 127°37′21.00″E / 38.7413889°N 127.6225000°E / 38.7413889; 127.6225000
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceKangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions1 ŭp, 23 ri
 • Total540 km2 (210 sq mi)
 (1991 est.)
 • Total100,893


The county's area is primarily mountainous, with the Taebaek and Kwangju ranges both passing through the county. Two basins, the Hoeyang Basin and Changdo Basin, interrupt the rugged terrain. The highest point is Piryubong on Kŭmgangsan. The chief local stream is the Pukhan River, which flows south and east into South Korea. The climate is continental, with extremely cold winters.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Hoeyang county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 23 ri (villages):

  • Hoeyang-ŭp
  • Chŏngong-ri
  • Chŏnhang-ri
  • Hagyo-ri
  • Hyŏl-li
  • Kajŏng-ri
  • Kangdol-li
  • Kŭmch'ŏl-li
  • Kŭmgong-ri
  • Kwangjŏl-li
  • Kwirang-li
  • Majŏl-li
  • Obong-ri
  • Orang-ri
  • Pongp'o-ri
  • P'ochŏl-li
  • Ryongp'o-ri
  • Singye-ri
  • Sinmyŏng-ri
  • Sinp'yŏng-ri
  • Sŏndae-ri
  • Sop'ung-ri
  • Tonam-ri
  • Yuŭp-ri


The chief local industry is agriculture, although the terrain does not permit rice to be cultivated; instead, local crops include barley, wheat, oats, millet, maize, soybeans, and potatoes. Cattle are also raised. The maize-based yŏt candy from the district is widely known. Local mines work to extract the deposits of tungsten, barite, molybdenum, graphite, gold, silver, and lead found in the county.


Hoeyang is served by roads, and also by the Kŭmgangsan Ch'ŏngnyŏn Line of the Korean State Railway.

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