Pyonggang County

Not to be confused with Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
P'yŏnggang County
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune-Reischauer P'yŏnggang-gun
  Revised Romanization Pyeonggang-gun
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 30 ri
  Total 708 km2 (273 sq mi)
Population (1990 est.)
  Total 100,800

P'yŏnggang County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. It borders Sep'o to the north, Ch'ŏrwŏn to the south, Ich'ŏn to the west, and Kimhwa to the east.

Physical features

A portion of the county is occupied by the Ryongam wetland, which also crosses into Ch'ŏrwŏn. Most of the county's terrain is mountainous, although there a few small expanses of level ground. The Kwangju and Majŏllyŏng mountains pass through P'yŏnggang. The region is prone to heavy rains.


The P'yŏnggang area was known as Puyang hyŏn during the Koguryŏ period, and as Kangp'yŏng (강평) under Silla. In the Koryŏ Dynasty, it was included in Tongju (동주); in the Chosŏn dynasty, it took its modern name.

Administrative Divisions

On August 15, 1945, P'yŏnggang county included 1 ŭp(P'yŏnggang), 6 myŏn(Sŏ, Nam, Hyŏnnae, Mokchŏn, Sep'o, Yujin). Presently, it is divided into 1 ŭp and 30 ri (villages):

  • P'yŏnggang-ŭp
  • Aptong-ri
  • Chawŏl-li
  • Chŏngsal-li
  • Chŏnsŭng-ri
  • Ch'ŏn'am-ri
  • Haebang-ri
  • Haju-ri
  • Hasong-ri
  • Hwaam-ri
  • Kagong-ri
  • Kŏnch'ŏl-li
  • Kŭmgong-ri
  • Kŭndong-ri
  • Munbong-ri
  • Munsal-li
  • Naech'ŏl-li
  • Namyang-ri
  • Oktong-ri
  • Pokkye-ri
  • Pongrae-ri
  • Rangha-ri
  • Rangwŏl-li
  • Risudŏng-ri
  • Sanggap-ri
  • Sangsonggwal-li
  • Sangwŏl-li
  • Sinjŏng-ri
  • Sŏngsal-li
  • Sut'ae-ri
  • T'apkŏ-ri


The county is well-suited to agriculture, and rice farming is especially developed. In addition, the mines of P'yŏnggang extract gold, tungsten, nepheline, zircon, alunite, and diatomaceous earth.


P'yŏnggang is served by roads, and by the Kangwŏn line of the Korean State Railway.

See also

Coordinates: 38°19′17″N 127°27′52″E / 38.3214°N 127.4644°E / 38.3214; 127.4644

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