Sŏhŭng County

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Sŏhŭng County
서흥군
County
Korean transcription(s)
  Hanja 瑞興郡
  McCune-Reischauer Sŏhŭng-gun
  Revised Romanization Seoheung-gun
Poman-ri Fish Farm2.jpg
Poman-ri Fish Farm, Sohung County
DPRK2006 Hwangbuk-Sohung.PNG
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Sohung
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Area
  Total 566.14 km2 (218.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)
  Total 100,887

Sŏhŭng County is a county in North Hwanghae province, North Korea.

North Korea Sovereign state in East Asia

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang the capital and the largest city in the country. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers; it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. Nevertheless, North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands.

Administrative divisions

Sŏhŭng county is divided into 1 ŭp (town) and 20 ri (villages):

Administrative divisions of North Korea

The administrative divisions of North Korea are organized into three hierarchical levels. These divisions were discovered in 2002. Many of the units have equivalents in the system of South Korea. At the highest level are nine provinces, two directly governed cities, and three special administrative divisions. The second-level divisions are cities, counties, wards, and districts. These are further subdivided into third-level entities: towns, neighborhoods, villages, and workers' districts.

  • Sŏhŭng-ŭp
  • Chajang-ri
  • Ch'ŏngp'o-ri
  • Hwabong-ri
  • Hwagong-ri
  • Kach'ang-ri
  • Kŏmul-li
  • Kosŏng-ri
  • Kŭmsŭng-ri
  • Munmu-ri
  • Namhal-li
  • Paekyang-ri
  • Pŏmal-li
  • Pongha-ri
  • Rakchol-li
  • Sindang-ri
  • Songwŏl-li
  • Taep'yŏng-ri
  • Unch'ŏl-li
  • Yangam-ri
  • Yangsa-ri

Transportation

Sŏhŭng county is served by the P'yŏngbu line of the Korean State Railway.

Pyongbu Line railway line

The P'yŏngbu Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the Korean State Railway running from P'yŏngyang to Kaesŏng in North Korea and further south across the DMZ to Seoul in South Korea; the name comes from the two (theoretical) termini of the line: P'yŏngyang and Pusan.

Korean State Railway

The Korean State Railway is the operating arm of the Ministry of Railways of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and has its headquarters at P'yŏngyang. The current Minister of Railways is Chon Kil-su, who has held the position since 2009.

Coordinates: 38°25′35″N126°10′05″E / 38.42639°N 126.16806°E / 38.42639; 126.16806

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

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