Ichon County

Ich'ŏn County
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune-Reischauer Ich'ŏn-gun
  Revised Romanization Icheon-gun
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 22 ri

Ich'ŏn County is a kun, or county, in northern Kangwŏn province, North Korea. The terrain is predominantly high and mountainous; the highest point is Myongidoksan, 1,585 meters above sea level. The county's borders run along the Masingryong and Ryongam ranges. The chief stream is the Rimjin River.

Administrative Divisions

Ich'ŏn county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 22 ri (villages):

  • Ich'ŏn-ŭp
  • Changdong-ri
  • Changjae-ri
  • Ch'uktong-ri
  • Hakpong-ri
  • Hoesal-li
  • Kaech'ŏl-li
  • Kŏnsŏl-li
  • Mundong-ri
  • Murŭng-ri
  • Ohyŏl-li
  • Ryongjŏl-li
  • Sach'ŏng-ri
  • Sanch'am-ri
  • Sangha-ri
  • Sanji-ri
  • Simdong-ri
  • Sindang-ri
  • Sinhŭng-ri
  • Sŏngbung-ri
  • Songjŏng-ri
  • Umi-ri
  • Ŭnhaengjŏng-ri



Agriculture is limited to the low-lying regions. Sericulture (silk farming) is also practised. Due to the abundant woods, lumbering is also an important industry.


There are deposits of gold, asbestos, nickel and lead in the county.


Ich'ŏn is served by roads, and by the Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn line of the Korean State Railway.

See also

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