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Kwail County

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Kwail County is a kun, or county, in South Hwanghae province, North Korea. It faces the Yellow Sea to the west.

Kwail County

Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja과일郡
 • McCune-ReischauerKwail kun
 • Revised RomanizationGwail-gun
Location of Kwail County
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceSouth Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions1 ŭp, 24 ri
 • Total374 km2 (144 sq mi)
(2008 est.)
 • Total89,895

The economy of the county is based on the production of fruit. Kwail County was created in 1967 from part of Songhwa County, with the intention of making the entire cultivated area of the county into "100 li of blooming orchards". The name Kwail is a Korean word meaning "fruit," and doesn't correspond to any Chinese characters. This makes Kwail County one of the few counties in Korea whose name cannot be written in hanja; for another such county, see Saebyŏl. Marshal Kim Jong Un visited Kwail county in September 2017.


Administrative divisionsEdit

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

  • Kwail-ŭp
  • Changam-ri
  • Ch'ŏngryong-ri
  • Ch'ŏnnam-ri
  • Nonbŏl-li
  • Ojŏng-ri
  • Pukch'ang-ri
  • P'ogu-ri
  • P'unghae-ri
  • Ryonghang-ri
  • Ryul-li
  • Sagi-ri
  • Sansu-ri
  • Se'gyo-ri
  • Sindae-ri
  • Sinp'yŏng-ri
  • Sŏkto-ri
  • Songgong-ri
  • Sup'ung-ri
  • Tŏg'al-li
  • Tŏkchŏng-ri
  • Unsal-li
  • Wŏlsa-ri
  • Yŏmjŏl-li
  • Yŏnggwang-ri


Kwail county is served by the Ŭllyul Line of the Korean State Railway.

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