Orang County

Orang County
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune-Reischauer Ŏrang kun
  Revised Romanization Eorang-gun
Country North Korea
Province North Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp;, 1 workers' district, 20 ri
  Total 1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
  Total 67,000

Ŏrang County is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyŏng province, North Korea. It is situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). Originally part of Kyŏngsŏng county, Ŏrang was created in 1952 following the division of Korea.

Physical features

The county is primarily mountainous, with many hills of more than 200 meters in height. However, there is a narrow plain along the coast. Approximately 85% of the county is forested. The highest peak is T'ugubong (Chosŏn'gŭl: 투구봉). There are various lakes including Changyŏn Lake (Chosŏn'gŭl: 장연호, Hancha: 長淵湖) and Mugye Lake (Chosŏn'gŭl: 무계호, Hancha: 武溪湖).

Administrative Divisions

Ŏrang County is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 1 rodongjagu (workers' district) and 20 ri (villages):

  • Ŏrang-ŭp
  • Ŏdaejil-lodongjagu
  • Chibang-ri
  • Ch'ilhyang-ri
  • Hwamul-li
  • Hwaryong-ri
  • Iam-ri
  • Ihyang-ri
  • Mugye-ri
  • Ponggang-ri
  • Puam-ri
  • Pup'yŏng-ri
  • P'algyŏngdae-ri
  • Ryanggyŏl-li
  • Ryokp'yŏng-ri
  • Ryongchŏl-li
  • Ryongyŏl-li
  • Samhyang-ri
  • Soyo-ri
  • Sunam-ri
  • Tunam-ri
  • Un'gong-ri


The local economy is dominated by agriculture and fishing, and is the chief centre of rice production in North Hamgyŏng. In addition, pine mushrooms are grown there.


Ŏrang lies on the P'yŏngra Line of the Korean State Railway. The only major road is the highway running between Ch'ŏngjin and Kimch'aek. It also has an airport with flights to Pyongyang.

See also

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