Open main menu

Kangryŏng County is a county in the South Hwanghae province of North Korea.

Kangryŏng County

Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja康翎郡
 • McCune-ReischauerKangryŏng-gun
 • Revised RomanizationGangryeong-gun
Location of Kangryŏng County
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceSouth Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions1 ŭp, 31 ri



Kangryŏng is bordered to the north by Pyŏksŏng, to the west by Ongjin, to the east by the Bay of Haeju and to the south by the Korea Bay. The county is situated on the western half of the Ongjin Peninsula, and most of the land is rocky and hilly with many coves and little flat land. There are also many islands in the seas surrounding the county, the largest being Sunwi-do, Ŏhwa-do, and the Suap Islands. The highest point is Mt. Ch'amnamu, at 286 meters.[1]

Kangryŏng is famous for its seafaring bird populations, including the rare red-crowned crane. The county is the site of the large Kangryong Crane Habitat, one of four designated breeding sites in North Korea, and Natural Monument #130.


Kangryŏng county was created under the Yi dynasty. It was briefly merged into the newly formed Hwanghae District in 1895 during an experimental redistricting, but was restored to its previous form in 1896. In 1909, it was incorporated into Ongjin. It was again made an independent municipality in the 1952 redistricting changes and received its old name.


Kangryŏng county is served by the Ongjin and Pup'o lines of the Korean State Railway, as well as an extensive network of roads.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kangryŏng is divided into one town (ŭp), one Worker's District (rodongjagu) and 31 villages (ri).[2]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Kangryŏng-ŭp 강령읍
Pup'o-rodongjagu 부포노동자구 勞動者
Hyangjung-ri 향죽리 香竹
Inbong-ri 인봉리
Kŭmdong-ri 금동리
Kŭmjŏng-ri 금정리
Kwangch'ŏl-li 광천리
Naedong-ri 내동리
Obong-ri 오봉리
Ŏhwado-ri 어화도리
Pongo-ri 봉오리
Pumil-li 부민리 富民
P'yŏnghwa-ri 평화리 平和
Ryongyŏl-li 룡연리
Sambong-ri 삼봉리
Sayol-li 사연리
Sigyŏ-ri 식여리
Sin'am-ri 신암리
Songhyŏl-li 송현리
Ssanggyo-ri 쌍교리
Suap-ri 수압리
Sunwi-ri 순위리
Tonggang-ri 동강리
Tongp'o-ri 동포리
Tŭngam-ri 등암리

See alsoEdit