Hoechang County

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Hoech'ang County

회창군
Korean transcription(s)
   Chosŏn'gŭl
   Hancha
   McCune-Reischauer Hoech'ang-gun
   Revised Romanization Hoechang-gun
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Hoichang.PNG
Map of South Pyongan showing the location of Hoechang
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 4 workers' districts, 17 ri
Area
  Total681.43 km2 (263.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2008 [1] )
  Total89,959
  Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)

Hoech'ang County is a kun (county) in South P'yŏngan province, North Korea.

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History

Before 1945, most of the territory that now comprises Hoech'ang, was part of neighbouring Sŏngch'ŏn county. In 1952 four townships from Sŏngch'ŏn (Sungin-myŏn, Kuryong-myŏn, Rungjung-myŏn, and Taegok-myŏn) and one from Koksan (Pongmyŏng-myŏn) were split from their counties and merged to form Hoech'ang County.

Administrative divisions

The district is split into 1 ŭp (town), 4 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 17 ri (villages):

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References

  1. Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine (Population 2008, published in 2009)