Phihyŏn County is a kun, or county, in northwestern North P'yŏngan province, North Korea. It is bounded to the north by Ŭiju, to the east by Chŏnma, to the south by Yŏmju and Tongrim, and to the west by Ryongchŏn and the large city of Sinŭiju. It was established as a separate county in 1952, and was subsequently reorganized in 1954, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1967 and 1978.
|• Revised Romanization||Pihyeon-gun|
|Administrative divisions||1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 21 ri|
|• Total||439 km2 (169 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (650/sq mi)|
The land of Phihyŏn is generally flat in the west, rolling in the center, and rises to the low Munsu Mountains in the east. The chief of these peaks is Munsusan (문수산, 736 m). The chief local stream is the Samgyochŏn (삼교천), a tributary of the Yalu River. Forestland covers 57% of the county's area (of that, pine forests account for 80%); 31% of the county is cultivated.
The year-round average temperature is 8.5 °C, dipping to a January mean of -9.5 °C and rising to 23.6 °C in August. The annual rainfall averages 1065 mm.
Crops raised on that cultivated land include rice, maize, soybeans, and sweet potatoes. Peanuts are also raised; Phihyon ranks second in the province in peanut production, and third in sheep production. The county is known for its hogs.
Phihyŏn is home to the Phihyŏn College of Land Administration.
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