Sangwon County

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Sangwŏn County

상원군
Korean transcription(s)
  Hanja祥原郡
  McCune-ReischauerSangwŏn-gun
  Revised RomanizationSangwon-gun
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 up, 1 rodongjagu, 20 ri

Sangwŏn County is a county of North Hwanghae, formerly one of the four suburban counties located in east P'yŏngyang, North Korea. Prior to 1952, Sangwŏn was merely a township of Chunghwa County. In 1952 it was separated as a separate county, and in 1963 it was added as a county of Pyongyang. It is north of North Hwanghae's Hwangju, Yŏntan, and Suan counties, south of the Nam River and Kangdong county west of Yŏnsan county, and east of Chunghwa county.[ citation needed ] In 2010, it was administratively reassigned from P'yŏngyang to North Hwanghae; foreign media attributed the change as an attempt to relieve shortages in P'yŏngyang's food distribution system. [1]

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Transportation

Sangwon county has a single overhead bidirectional trolleybus system with a length of just over 4 kilometers running from Myongdang-rodongjagu to Sangwon Cement Complex, ending a few kilometers to the east in another residential zone. The depot is located on the eastern terminus and features a covered building. Apart from a period in 2017, the line appears to be in constant operation. [2]

Administrative divisions

The county is divided into one town (ŭp), one worker's district (rodongjagu) and 20 'ri' (villages). [3]

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References

  1. "Pyongyang now more than one-third smaller; food shortage issues suspected", Asahi Shimbun , 2010-07-17, retrieved 2010-07-19
  2. "Sangwŏn". transphoto.org. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  3. "통일무지개 뉴스".