Riwon

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Riwon
Chosŏn'gŭl 리원군
Hancha 利原郡
McCune–Reischauer Riwŏn kun
Revised Romanization Riwon-gun
Statistics
Admeenistrative diveesions 1 ŭp, 3 wirkers' destricts, 21 ri

Riwon (spelt Iwon an aw) is a coonty in Hamgyongnam-do, North Korea. It is locatit at the province's northeastren tip, an borders the Sea o Japan (East Sea o Korea) tae the sootheast.

Pheesical featurs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Riwon is muntainous, although thare are sma plains an aw, an is hame tae the Taedok Muntains (대덕산맥). The heichest peak is Taedoksan (1,442 m). Thare are some 10 significant streams; the chief o these is the Namdaechon, which drains intae the Sea o Japan. Thare are various bays an islands alang the coast. Thanks tae its coastal location, the coonty enjoys a mild maritime climate. Forestland (70% o which is coniferous) taks up 73% o the coonty's aurie.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Minin an manufacturin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Machine manufacturin dominates the local economy, accoontin for hauf o annual industrial production. Deposits o iron, iron sulfide, talc, limestone, graphite, quartzite an silica are foond in the coonty. The Riwon Mine produces talc.

Agricultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Agricultur is carriet oot in the plains an alang the streams; major crops include rice, soybeans an maize.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Riwon is servit bi roads, an bi railroads an aw, includin the Pyongra Line, Riwon-Cholsan Line an Chaho Line.

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