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Unsan County

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Country  North Korea
Province  North P'yŏngan
Unsan County
Administrative divisions  1 ŭp, 1 workers' district, 27 ri

Unsan County is a kun, or county, in eastern North P'yŏngan province, North Korea. Within the province, it borders Hyangsan in the east, Kujang and Nyŏngbyŏn in the south, and Tongch'ang and T'aech'ŏn in the west. In addition, it is bordered by Chagang province to the east (Hŭich'ŏn) and north (Songwŏn).

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Map of Union County, NC, USA

Geography

The Kuryong River (구룡강) has formed a steep valley and basin in the centre of the county, into which various tributaries flow including the Uhyŏn River, Choyang River, Ryonghŭng River, and P'ungsanch'ŏn. 73% of the county's area is forested, while only 15.5% is cultivated.

Administrative Divisions

Unsan county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 1 rodongjagu (workers' district) and 27 ri (villages):

Climate

The year-round average temperature is 8.2 °C, with a January average of -10.2 °C and an August average of 23.8 °C. The climate is fairly wet, with an average annual rainfall of 1400 mm.

Economy

Of Unsan's cultivated land, most (70%) is dry-field, with numerous cattle farms; local crops include maize, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and vegetables as well as rice. Unsan leads the province in the production of sweet potatoes. Fruit is also raised. Gold and silver are mined, and factories produce textiles and ironware.

In Ryongho-ri on the slopes of Kubongsan, there are tombs from the Koguryŏ period. A tomb traditionally held to be that of the Kojosŏn ruler Wiman is also located there.

Transportation

Unsan is served by the Unsan Line of the Korean State Railway, and is also connected to neighbouring districts by road.

As of December 2016, a small runway is being installed near the Sunchon Cement Factory, believed to be intended for use by small aircraft transporting Kim Jong-un.

References

Unsan County Wikipedia


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