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Kaech'ŏn Ceety
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 개천시
 • Hanja 价川市
 • Revised Romanisation Gaecheon-si
 • McCune–Reischauer Kaech'ŏn-si
Short name transcription(s)
 • Hangul 개천
 • Hanja 价川
 • Revised Romanisation Gaecheon
 • McCune–Reischauer Kaech'ŏn
Kintra North Korea
Region Kwansŏ
Admeenistrative diveesions 25 dong, 11 ri
 • Teep unner Pyongannam-do
 • Total 738 km2 (285 sq mi)
Population (1991)
 • Tot 336,000
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)

Kaech'ŏn (Hangul: 개천시, Hanja: 价川市) is a ceety in Pyongannam-do, North Korea.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Myohyangsan, Changansan, Ch'ŏnsŏngsan, an Ch'ŏngryongsan muntain ranges come thegither in Kaechon. The heichest peak is Paekt'apsan. The maist important rivers are the Ch'ŏngch'ŏn River an the Taedong River. The aurie o the ceety is 61% forestit.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Watter resources are abundant, an several reservoirs are locatit in Kaechon.

Agricultur haes been extensivley developit, includin livestock an fruit orchards. Machinin an metalwirkin are the dominant industries, minin haes become mair prominent.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tourist steids in Kaechon include Songam Cavern, Taeripsa Temple wi its 9-level stane pagoda, the fortresses o Changhamsŏng, T'osŏng, an Kosasansŏng, Namsa dolmen, an the group o dolments at Mukpangsan. Thare are Yŏnpung Lake an aw, which wis constructit in 1956, an Yongwŏn Cavern, which wis discovered in 1966 an is preservit as North Korea's Natural Monument No. 43.

Preeson Camps[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are twa large preeson camps in Kaechon, baith kent for vera hairsk conditions:

  • Kaechon internment camp is a preeson labor colony aroond 20 km (12 mi) sootheast o the ceety center at the banks o Taedong River. Shin Dong-hyuk wis born in the camp, tortured thare, an feenally saw his mither an brither executit afore he escaped. [1]
  • Kaechon concentration camp is a preeson biggin complex aroond 2.5 km (1.6 mi) east o the ceety center. Lee Soon-ok wis impreesoned for sax years in the camp an gave testimony afore the Unitit States Senate. [2]

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Coordinates: 39°41′55″N 125°54′22″E / 39.6986°N 125.9061°E / 39.6986; 125.9061