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Pochon County is a North Korean County in the south of Mount Paektu. The Macheollyeong Mountains pass through the county.

The Macheollyeong Mountain Range begins at Mt. Paektu (2'744 m), Korea’s highest mountain, and follows a direction from north-northwest to south-southeast to the eastern coastal city of Seongjin (now Gimchaek).

This range, a string of towering peaks that includes, Mt. Bukpotaesan (2'389 m), Mt. Nampotaesan (2'435 m), Daeyeonjibong Peak (2',360 m), and Mt. Duryunsan (2'309 m), was formed by the volcanic activity along the Baekdu volcanic range.  

Korea North 2017
Pochonbo Battle - 85th Anniversary of the Victory.

Pochonbo Battle, commanded by Kim Il-sung against the Japanese imperialists.
The battle site is situated at Pochon County.

The annexation of Korea by Japan that took place in August, 1910 and was based on the so-called “Japan-Korea Annexation treaty”, which stipulated that the Japanese Empire take over the Korean empire, making it a colony of Japanese territory. It ended with the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II in August 1945.

 

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