Chonnae County

Ch'ŏnnae County
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune-Reischauer Ch'ŏnnae-gun
  Revised Romanization Cheonnae-gun
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 3 workers' districts, 15 ri
Population (1991 est.)
  Total 67,000

Ch'ŏnnae County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. Originally part of Munch'ŏn, it was made a separate county as part of the general reorganization of local government in December 1952.

Physical features

Ch'ŏnnae borders the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the east. Most of the terrain is mountainous, but there is level ground near the coast in the northeast. The chief stream is the Ch'ŏnt'an River (천탄강). The county's area is roughly 70% forestland.

Administrative Divisions

Ch'ŏnnae county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 3 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 15 ri (villages):

  • Ch'ŏnnae-ŭp
  • Hwara-rodongjagu
  • Ryongdam-rodongjagu
  • Sinsal-lodongjagu
  • Changp'ung-ri
  • Hoebong-ri
  • Inhŭng-ri
  • Kŭmsŏng-ri
  • Kup'o-ri
  • P'ungjŏl-li
  • Roul-li
  • Ryongru-ri
  • Sinam-ri
  • Sinhŭng-ri
  • Sŭngjŏl-li
  • Taeyang-ri
  • Tangch'i-ri
  • Tonghŭng-ri
  • Yŏmjŏl-li



In the northeast, the dominant industry is agriculture. The chief local crops are rice, maize, and soybeans; sericulture (silk farming) and orcharding also play a role.


Mines extract local mineral deposits including limestone and anthracite.


The Kangwŏn Line of the Korean State Railway runs through Ch'ŏnnae county, with a short branchline connecting Ch'ŏnnae-ŭp to the mainline. The county is also served by roads.[1]

See also


  1. Road map of Korea, North and South, published December 2010 by Freytag and Berndt, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-3-7079-0974-6

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