- Kumgang County
Infobox Korean settlement
divs=1 "p", 23 "ri"
Kumgang County is a "kun", or county, in Kangwon province,
North Korea. Kumgang lies immediately north of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. It was formed in 1952 from portions of Hoeyang, Yanggu, and Inje, as part of a general reorganization of local government, and stretches out from north to south. The county takes its name from the Kumgang mountain, which is partially located there.
Taebaek Mountainspass through the county, reaching their highest point in the Pirobongpeak of Kumgangsan. Approximately 85% of the county's area is forestland. Major local streams include the Kumgangchonand Dongkumgangchon.
The chief local industry is agriculture, with rice and maize the dominant crops. However, arable land takes up only 8.5% of the county's area. Manufacturing and livestock raising also contribute to the local economy. Mining is supported by deposits of gold, tungsten, and quartz.
Geography of North Korea
Administrative divisions of North Korea
Kangwon (North Korea)
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