Kumya County

Kŭmya County is a county in South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the east.

Kumya County

Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-ReischauerKŭmya kun
 • Revised RomanizationGeumya-gun
Kŭmya-ŭp, Kŭmya County
Kŭmya-ŭp, Kŭmya County
Map of South Hamgyong showing the location of Kumya
Map of South Hamgyong showing the location of Kumya
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceSouth Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions1 ŭp, 4 workers' districts, 50 ri

Physical featuresEdit

To the west, there are high mountains but the eastern portion of the county is flat. The highest peak is Chŏngamsan (정암산). The chief river is the Ryonghŭng. Several islands are situated around the Songjŏn Bay (송전만). Forestland makes up about 30% of the county's area.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Kŭmya county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 4 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 50 ri (villages):

  • Kŭmya-ŭp
  • Inhŭng-rodongjagu
  • Kajil-lodongjagu
  • Kaljŏl-lodongjagu
  • Kwangmyŏngsŏng-rodongjagu
  • Andong-ri
  • Chaktong-ri
  • Chiil-li
  • Chinhŭng-ri
  • Chinsu-ri
  • Chŏngdong-ri
  • Chungdong-ri
  • Chungnam-ri
  • Ch'ŏngbaeng-ri
  • Ch'ŏngdong-ri
  • Haejung-ri
  • Hodo-ri
  • Hŭngp'yŏng-ri
  • Kinjae-ri
  • Kŭmp'ung-ri
  • Kŭmsa-ri
  • Kuryong-ri
  • Kwangdŏng-ri
  • Munha-ri
  • Onjŏng-ri
  • Paeksal-li
  • Pidal-li
  • Pŏmp'o-ri
  • Ponghŭng-ri
  • Pongsal-li
  • P'ungnam-ri
  • P'ungsŏng-ri
  • P'yŏnghwa-ri
  • Ryangt'al-li
  • Ryŏndong-ri
  • Ryong'am-ri
  • Ryongch'ŏl-li
  • Ryongnam-li
  • Ryongsal-li
  • Ryongsang-ri
  • Ryongwŏl-li
  • Saedong-ri
  • Sahyŏl-li
  • Sambong-ri
  • Sangdong-ri
  • Sindang-ri
  • Sinsŏng-ri
  • Solbat-ri
  • Songjae-ri
  • Sŏngjae-ri
  • Suwŏl-li
  • Taeŭng-ri
  • Tŏksal-li
  • Tonghŭng-ri
  • Yŏngp'ung-ri


Agriculture and fisheryEdit

The chief form of agriculture in the county is rice cultivation. In addition, maize, soybeans, and wheat are produced; there are also orchards. There are no ports, although some fishing is done along the coast.

Mining and manufacturingEdit

Machine industry has been well-developed in the region. There are also mines exploiting the local deposits of lignite, graphite, and gold.


The county is served by rail and road. Kŭmya Station is on the P'yongra Line of the Korean State Railway. The road system is well-developed, thanks to the level terrain.

Claim by South KoreaEdit

Due to the specific nature of inter-korea relationship, the subdivision is not recognized by its current assignment that is happening in North Korea by the South Korean government. South Korea claims the name of the North Korean county is Yŏnghŭng(永興) county(the former name of the subdivision) through the Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces.[1]

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Coordinates: 39°32′42″N 127°14′24″E / 39.545°N 127.240°E / 39.545; 127.240