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Chorwon is a kun, or county, in Kangwon province, North Koreamarker. Portions of it were once a single county together with the county of the same namemarker in South Koreamarker; other portions were added from neighboring counties in the 1956 reorganization of local governments. After the initial division of Korea, the entire county lay to the Northern side of the dividing line, but in the course of the Korean War part of the county was taken by the South.

The county's terrain is mountainous in the north, but gradually more level towards the south. The Masikryong Mountains pass through the county; the highest point is Taewangdoksan (대왕덕산). The chief stream is the Rimjin Rivermarker. Approximately 54% of the county's area is occupied by forestland.

The chief local industry is agriculture. The county is a major producer of rice for North Korea. Additional crops include maize, soybeans, wheat, and barley. Other local industries include mining, sericulture, and orcharding. The county is host to deposits of coal, iron ore, magnetite, and manganese. There is little manufacturing.

The county is not connected to the national rail grid, but is served by roads.


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