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|• Chosŏn'gŭl||사 리 원 시|
|• Hancha||沙 里 院 市|
|• Revised Romanization||Sariwon-si|
View of Sariwon
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Sariwon
|Province||North Hwanghae Province|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)|
Sariwŏn (Korean pronunciation: [sa.ɾi.wʌn] ) is the capital of North Hwanghae Province, North Korea.
The city's population as of 2008 is 307,764.
Sariwŏn is divided into 31 tong (neighbourhoods) and 9 ri (villages):
Sariwŏn has the only pediatric hospital (founded by Hungarians in the 1950s) in the entire region; it serves 16 districts and 500,000 children and teens annually.
Sariwŏn has a Potassic/Potash Fertilizer Complex and a tractor factory.
Educational institutions include the University of Agriculture, University of Geology, University of Medicine, University of Education nos. 1 & 2 and the Sariwŏn Pharmaceutical College of Koryŏ.
The "Sariwŏn Folklore street" was constructed during Kim-Jong-il's rule. Built to display an ideal picture of ancient Korea, it includes buildings in the "historical style" and a collection of ancient Korean cannons. Although it is considered an inaccurate romanticized recreation of an ancient Korean street, it is frequently used as a destination for foreigners on official government tours. Many older style Korean buildings exist in the city.
Sariwŏn is served by Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn and several other stations on both the P'yŏngbu and Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn lines of the Korean State Railway.
Sariwŏn has a trolleybus system with two Ikarus 280T articulated trolleybuses; they are converted from diesel Ikarus 280 buses due to the lack of roof equipment. Regular trolleybuses were mothballed at the depot from 2020. The service is supplemented by regular buses.
Sariwŏn has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwa).
|Climate data for Sariwŏn (1981–2010)|
|Average high °C (°F)||−0.7|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−5.4|
|Average low °C (°F)||−9.8|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||12.4|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||4.7||3.5||4.3||5.8||7.4||7.7||12.3||10.2||6.6||5.1||6.6||5.6||79.8|
|Average snowy days||6.0||3.9||1.9||0.2||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.1||2.3||5.2||19.6|
|Average relative humidity (%)||71.8||68.2||65.1||62.1||66.9||73.7||83.2||82.6||76.7||72.3||72.5||71.9||72.3|
|Source: Korea Meteorological Administration|
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Largest cities or towns in North Korea
|Rank||Name||Administrative division||Pop.||Rank||Name||Administrative division||Pop.|
|1||Pyongyang||Pyongyang Capital City||3,255,288||11||Sunchon||South Pyongan||297,317|| |
|2||Hamhung||South Hamgyong||768,551||12||Pyongsong||South Pyongan||284,386|
|3||Chongjin||North Hamgyong||667,929||13||Haeju||South Hwanghae||273,300|
|4||Nampo||South Pyongan Province||366,815||14||Kanggye||Chagang||251,971|
|6||Sinuiju||North Pyongan||359,341||16||Tokchon||South Pyongan||237,133|
|7||Tanchon||South Hamgyong||345,875||17||Kimchaek||North Hamgyong||207,299|
|8||Kaechon||South Pyongan||319,554||18||Rason||Rason Special Economic Zone||196,954|
|9||Kaesong||North Hwanghae||308,440||19||Kusong||North Pyongan||196,515|