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Undok is a kun, or county, in North Hamgyongmarker province, North Koreamarker. Formerly known as Kyonghung County ( ), it was given its current name in 1977.

The county borders the People's Republic of Chinamarker to the northeast. With the exception of the southwest, it is dominated by low hills, with occasional plains. The highest point is Songjinsan (1146 m). The dominant river is the Tumenmarker, which separates the county from China. The level ground along the Tumen is developed, but approximately 80% of the county is forested.

Mining, particularly coal mining, is the chief industry in Undok, where lignite is found; Undok is the site of the Aoji Coal Mine. In addition, farming and livestock raising are widespread. The chief crops are maize, rice, soybeans, and potatoes. The Aoji Chemical Factory is located in the county as well.

Undok lies on the Hambuk Line and Hoeam Line railroads.

History

Under Joseonmarker period "Kyunghung", the ancient name of Undok, was one of the six post/garrisons ( ) establish under the order of King Sejong the Great of Joseon in 1433, to safeguard his people from the hostile Chinese and Manchurian nomads living in Manchuria

Notable personalities

  • Lee Gyung-Rok ( ) the prefect of Kyunghung ( )


Third-level administrative divisions

Undok County is divided into 1 town ("Ŭp") 12 villages ("Ri") and 3 worker's districts ("Rodongjagu").

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Undok-up 은덕읍 恩德邑
Ryongyon-rodongjagu 룡연노동자구 龍淵勞動者區
Myongryong-rodongjagu 명룡노동자구 明龍勞動者區
Obong-rodongjagu 오봉노동자구 梧鳳勞動者區
Taeyang-ri 태양리 太陽里
Haksong-ri 학송리 鶴松里
Songhak-ri 송학리 松鶴里
Sinasan-ri 신아산리 新阿山里
Changpyong-ri 장평리 長坪里
Kwirak-ri 귀락리 貴洛里
Songsan-ri 송산리 松山里
Myongdok-ri 명덕리 明德里
Angil-ri 안길리 安吉里
Kumsong-ri 금송리 金松里
Rokya-ri 록야리 鹿野里
Cholchu-ri 철주리 鐵柱里


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