Rahul Sharma

Hamju County

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Country  North Korea
Province  South Hamgyong Province
Administrative divisions  1 ŭp, 36 ri

Hamju County is a county in South Hamgyong province, North Korea.


Map of Hamju, South Hamgyong, North Korea

Physical features

The county's highest point is Norabong. The chief river is the Sangch'ŏn River (상천강). Aside from the coastal area, Hamju is mountainous throughout. It is cold, but is distinguished by the occurrence of foehn winds in the upland areas. Due to this, the climate is milder than the Yellow Sea coastal regions.

Administrative Divisions

Hamju county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 36 ri (villages):

Agriculture and fishery

In the level regions, a large amount of rice is produced. Most agriculture in the county is dry-field farming, with crops including Deccan millet, red beans, soybeans, potatoes, and vegetables. Silkworms and livestock are also widely raised, and fishing is carried out along the coast.


Mining also takes place, with deposits of iron ore, cuprite, and other minerals.


Hamju county is served by the P'yŏngra and Kŭmgol lines of the Korean State Railway, and by various roads.


Hamju County Wikipedia

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