Place Names

Kŭmch'ŏn, South Korea

 

 

 

 

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Kŭmch'ŏn

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Kumchon
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 금천군
Hancha 金川郡
McCune–Reischauer Kŭmch'ŏn-gun
Revised Romanization Geumcheon-gun
Statistics
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 14 ri

Kŭmch'ŏn is a county in North Hwanghae province, North Korea. It has a population of 68,216.

Geography

Kŭmch'ŏn is bordered to the west by Kaesong, to the south by Kaepung, to the northwest by Tosan, and to the north by Mt. Pakbong (562 m) and Singye county. It is bordered to the east by the Ryesong River, Pyongsan, and Pongchon county (in South Hwanghae). According to preliminary results from the 2008 population census, it has a population of 3,255,388.

Climate

Kŭmch'ŏn had a fairly severe climate, with an average temperature of 10.2 degrees. Inland, the average January temperature is -7 degrees, while the average August temperature is 25.6 degrees. The county receives an average of 1,100 mm of rain per year.

Transportation

The county is served by the Pyongbu Railway Line, which stops in at Kŭmch'ŏn Station. There is also a highway which runs through Kŭmch'ŏn Town.

Divisions

The county is divided into one town (ŭp) and 14 villages (ri).

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Kŭmch'ŏn Town 금천읍 金川邑
Hyŏnnae-ri 현내리 峴內里
Kangbuk-ri 강북리 江北里
Kangnam-ri 강남리 江南里
Kyejŏng-ri 계정리 鷄井里
Munmyŏng-ri 문명리 文明里
Namjŏng-ri 남정리 南亭里
Paekma-ri 백마리 白馬里
Paekyang-ri 백양리 白陽里
Ryanghap-ri 량합리 兩合里
Ryongsŏng-ri 룡성리 龍城里
Singang-ri 신강리 新江里
Tŏksan-ri 덕산리 德山里
Wŏlam-ri 월암리 月岩里
Wŏnmyŏng-ri 원명리 圓明里
See also