Kosan County

Kosan County
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune-Reischauer Kosan-gun
  Revised Romanization Gosan-gun
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 24 ri

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

Physical features

The county is largely mountainous. The central area forms a basin. The county's highest point is Chuaesan. Major streams include the Namdaech'ŏn, Ryongjiwŏnch'ŏn, and Namsanch'ŏn. There are a total of 13 reservoirs. Forestland makes up some 63.8% of the county's area.

Administrative Divisions

Kosan county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 24 ri (villages):

  • Kosan-ŭp
  • Chuch'ŏl-li
  • Chukkŭm-ri
  • Haebang-ri
  • Hyŏnch'ang-ri
  • Kŭm-ri
  • Kŭmch'ŏl-li
  • Kŭmp'ung-ri
  • Kuryŏng-ri
  • Kuŭp-ri
  • Kwangmyŏng-ri
  • Namsal-li
  • Pongryŏl-li
  • Pup'yŏng-ri
  • Ranjŏng-ri
  • Ryongjiwŏl-li
  • Ryongsa-ri
  • Sahyŏl-li
  • Sant'al-li
  • Sanyang-ri
  • Sinhyŏl-li
  • Sŏlbong-ri
  • Sŏngbung-ri
  • Yŏnho-ri
  • Winam-ri



Agriculture dominates local industry in Kosan, with crops including rice, maize, millet, wheat, barley, soybeans, and red beans. The region is particularly noted for its abundant production of fruit.


Mining is widely developed, exploiting the local deposits of gold, silver, copper, iron, limestone, lead, zinc, gypsum, and other minerals.


Kosan county is served by the Kangwŏn Line of the Korean State Railway.

See also

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