Pukchong County

Pukch'ŏng County is a county in eastern South Hamgyŏng province, North Korea.

Pukchong County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja北靑郡
 • McCune-ReischauerPukch'ŏng kun
 • Revised RomanizationBukcheong-gun
Map of South Hamgyong showing the location of Pukchong
Map of South Hamgyong showing the location of Pukchong
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceSouth Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions1 ŭp, 2 workers' districts, 38 ri
 • Total2,375 km2 (917 sq mi)
 • Total161,886
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)


It borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the south. Away from the coast, it is entirely mountainous. The Hamgyong Mountains traverse the county. The highest point is Komdoksan. Chief streams include the Namdaechon and Pochonchon (보천천). It has a relatively mild climate for the province.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Pukch'ŏng county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 2 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 38 ri (villages):

  • Pukch'ŏng-ŭp
  • Sinbukch'ŏng-rodongjagu
  • Sinch'ang-rodongjagu
  • An'gong-ri
  • Changhang-ri
  • Chimal-li
  • Chongsal-li
  • Chuksang-ri
  • Chung-ri
  • Ch'o-ri
  • Ch'ŏnghae-ri
  • Ch'ŏnghŭng-ri
  • Haho-ri
  • Hasedong-ri
  • Kŏnja-ri
  • Kyŏng'andae-ri
  • Manch'ul-li
  • Masal-li
  • Mundong-ri
  • Nahadae-ri
  • Nahŭng-ri
  • Op'yŏng-ri
  • Pansong-ri
  • Poch'ŏl-li
  • Pongŭi-ri
  • Pudong-ri
  • P'yŏng-ri
  • Sangripsŏ-ri
  • Sangsedong-ri
  • Sinsang-ri
  • Sŏri
  • Tang'u-ri
  • Tŏg'ŭm-ri
  • Tongdo-ri
  • T'osŏng-ri
  • Yangch'ŏndong-ri
  • Yangch'ŏnsŏ-ri
  • Yangga-ri
  • Yesŭng-ri
  • Yongch'ŏl-li


Much of the economy in Pukchong County consists of agriculture, with fruit farming specifically making up a significant portion. Aside from farming, industry also makes up a portion of the county's economy, although details of specifically what industries exist in the county are scant.

Briefly mentioned by the North Korean state-controlled newspaper The Pyongyang Times, there is said to be a shoe factory in Pukchong County.[2]

Also according to The Pyongyang Times, a pig farm in Pukchong County was inaugurated in August 2021. The farm, whose English name is given as the Pukchong Pig Farm, is said to include an inspection room, fattening and breeding blocks, a feed processing and transportation system, as well as a means to produce organic fertilizer.[3]


Pukch'ŏng county is served by the Tŏksŏng and P'yŏngra lines of the Korean State Railway, as well as by roads.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ North Korea: Administrative Division
  2. ^ "Shoes produced for new students". The Pyongyang Times. 18 Mar 2020. Retrieved 12 Aug 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "New pig farm built". The Pyongyang Times. 12 Aug 2021. Retrieved 12 Aug 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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