Ichon County

Ich'ŏn County is a kun, or county, in northern Kangwŏn province, North Korea. The terrain is predominantly high and mountainous; the highest point is Myongidoksan, 1,585 meters above sea level. The county's borders run along the Masingryong and Ryongam ranges. The chief stream is the Rimjin River.

Ich'ŏn County

이천군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerIch'ŏn-gun
 • Revised RomanizationIcheon-gun
Map of Kangwon showing the location of Ichon
Map of Kangwon showing the location of Ichon
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceKangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions1 ŭp, 22 ri

Administrative divisionsEdit

Ich'ŏn county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 22 ri (villages):

  • Ich'ŏn-ŭp
  • Changdong-ri
  • Changjae-ri
  • Ch'uktong-ri
  • Hakpong-ri
  • Hoesal-li
  • Kaech'ŏl-li
  • Kŏnsŏl-li
  • Mundong-ri
  • Murŭng-ri
  • Ohyŏl-li
  • Ryongjŏl-li
  • Sach'ŏng-ri
  • Sanch'am-ri
  • Sangha-ri
  • Sanji-ri
  • Simdong-ri
  • Sindang-ri
  • Sinhŭng-ri
  • Sŏngbung-ri
  • Songjŏng-ri
  • Umi-ri
  • Ŭnhaengjŏng-ri

EconomyEdit

AgricultureEdit

Agriculture is limited to the low-lying regions. Sericulture (silk farming) is also practised. Due to the abundant woods, lumbering is also an important industry.

MiningEdit

There are deposits of gold, asbestos, nickel and lead in the county.

TransportEdit

Ich'ŏn is served by roads, and by the Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn line of the Korean State Railway.

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