Kimhwa County

For Gimhwa-eup in South Korea, see Cheorwon County.
Kimhwa County
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune-Reischauer Kimhwa-gun
  Revised Romanization Gimhwa-gun
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' districts, 13 ri

Kimhwa County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea.


Kimhwa county is primarily mountainous, but the county's southeastern region is low-lying. The highest peak is Pae'gyŏnsan (백연산). The chief stream is the Pukhan River. Approximately 80% of the county's area is taken up by forestland.

Administrative Divisions

Kimhwa county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 1 rodongjagu (workers' district) and 13 ri (villages):

  • Kimhwa-ŭp (formerly Kŭmsŏngmyŏn)
  • Hakpang-rodongjagu
  • Ch'angdo-ri
  • Ch'osŏ-ri
  • Kubong-ri
  • Ŏho-ri
  • Pŏpsu-ri
  • Ryonghyŏl-li
  • Sangp'al-li
  • Sinch'ang-ri
  • Sinp'ung-ri
  • Tanghyŏl-li
  • Wŏnbung-ri
  • Wŏndong-ri
  • Wŏnnam-ri


The chief local industry is agriculture. Local crops include potatoes, maize, rice, wheat, and barley. In addition, livestock and silkworms are raised, and orchards are cultivated. There are several mines, exploiting local deposits of manganese, gold, copper, talc, fluorite, barite, and anthracite.


Kimhwa is connected to the rest of North Korea by road.

See also

Coordinates: 38°24′43″N 127°35′46″E / 38.41194°N 127.59611°E / 38.41194; 127.59611

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