Sepo County

For the community in the U.S., see Sepo, Illinois.
Not to be confused with Seppo.
Sep'o County
세포군 · Sepo County
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune–Reischauer Sep'o-gun
  Revised Romanization Sepo-gun
Country North Korea
Province Kangwŏn Province
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 24 ri
  Total 969 km2 (374 sq mi)
Population (1991 est.)
  Total 100,000

Sep'o County is a kun, or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea. It was created as a separate entity following the division of Korea.

Physical features

The county is primarily mountainous, and is traversed by the Masingryŏng and Kwangju ranges. There are numerous mountains outside of these two ranges as well. The chief streams include the Namdaech'ŏn, Yongjich'ŏn, and Komitanch'ŏn (고미탄천). 75% of the county's area is occupied by forestland.

Administrative Divisions

Sep'o county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 1 rodongjagu (workers' district) and 24 ri (villages):

  • Sep'o-ŭp
  • Changch'ol-lodongjagu
  • Chŏngdong-ri
  • Chungp'yŏng-ri
  • Chungsam-ri
  • Ch'ŏn'gi-ri
  • Ch'up'yŏng-ri
  • Kisal-li
  • Naep'yŏng-ri
  • Paeksal-li
  • Pokmal-li
  • Pukp'yŏng-ri
  • Rimong-ri
  • Sambang-ri
  • Sangsul-li
  • Sindong-ri
  • Sinsaeng-ri
  • Sŏha-ri
  • Songp'o-ri
  • Sŏngp'yŏng-ri
  • Sŏngsal-li
  • Taegong-ri
  • Taemul-li
  • Wŏnnam-ri
  • Yaksu-ri
  • Yuyŏl-li


Sep'o is host to deposits of molybdenum, silver, zinc, and fluorite. Agriculture also contributes to the local economy; Sepo is particularly known for its radishes. In addition, livestock raising and orcharding play a role, and there is some small-scale manufacturing as well.


Sep'o county is served by several stations on the Kangwŏn and Ch'ŏngnyŏn Ich'ŏn lines of the Korean State Railway, including Sep'o Ch'ŏngnyŏn station in Sep'o-ŭp, which is the junction point of the two lines.

See also

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