Kosan County

Kosan County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea.

Kosan County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerKosan-gun
 • Revised RomanizationGosan-gun
Map of Kangwon showing the location of Kosan
Map of Kangwon showing the location of Kosan
Coordinates: 38°54′10.01″N 127°25′26.00″E / 38.9027806°N 127.4238889°E / 38.9027806; 127.4238889Coordinates: 38°54′10.01″N 127°25′26.00″E / 38.9027806°N 127.4238889°E / 38.9027806; 127.4238889
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceKangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions1 ŭp, 24 ri
 • Total435 km2 (168 sq mi)
 • Total103,579
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)

Physical featuresEdit

The county is largely mountainous. The central area forms a basin. The county's highest point is Chuaesan. Major streams include the Namdaech'ŏn, Ryongjiwŏnch'ŏn, and Namsanch'ŏn. There are a total of 13 reservoirs. Forestland makes up some 63.8% of the county's area.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kosan county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 24 ri (villages):

  • Kosan-ŭp
  • Chuch'ŏl-li
  • Chukkŭm-ri
  • Haebang-ri
  • Hyŏnch'ang-ri
  • Kŭm-ri
  • Kŭmch'ŏl-li
  • Kŭmp'ung-ri
  • Kuryŏng-ri
  • Kuŭp-ri
  • Kwangmyŏng-ri
  • Namsal-li
  • Pongryŏl-li
  • Pup'yŏng-ri
  • Ranjŏng-ri
  • Ryongjiwŏl-li
  • Ryongsa-ri
  • Sahyŏl-li
  • Sant'al-li
  • Sanyang-ri
  • Sinhyŏl-li
  • Sŏlbong-ri
  • Sŏngbung-ri
  • Yŏnho-ri
  • Winam-ri



Agriculture dominates local industry in Kosan, with crops including rice, maize, millet, wheat, barley, soybeans, and red beans. The region is particularly noted for its abundant production of fruit.


Mining is widely developed, exploiting the local deposits of gold, silver, copper, iron, limestone, lead, zinc, gypsum, and other minerals.


Kosan county is served by the Kangwŏn Line of the Korean State Railway.

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