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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)
 • Hanja 과일郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Kwail kun
 • Revised Romanization Gwail-gun
Location of Kwail County
Country North Korea
Province South Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 24 ri
 • Total 374 km2 (144 sq mi)
Population (2008 est.)
 • Total 89,895

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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