Unpa County

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Ŭnp'a County
은파군
County
Korean transcription(s)
  Hanja 銀波郡
  McCune-Reischauer Ŭnp'a-gun
  Revised Romanization Eunpa-gun
DPRK2006 Hwangbuk-Unpa.PNG
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Unpa
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province

Ŭnp'a 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

Ŭnp'a county is divided into 1 ŭp (town), 1 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 15 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.

  • Ŭnp'a-ŭp
  • Kwangmyŏng-rodongjagu
  • Chŏksŏng-ri
  • Chŏnsal-li
  • Ch'ogu-ri
  • Kalhyŏl-li
  • Kangal-li
  • Kisal-li
  • Kŭmdae-ri
  • Kuryŏl-li
  • Mukch'ŏl-li
  • Okhyŏl-li
  • Ryŏro-ri
  • Ryujŏng-ri
  • Sinch'ol-li
  • Taech'ŏl-li
  • Yangdong-ri

Transportation

Ŭnp'a county is served by the Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn and Ŭllyul lines of the Korean State Railway.

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 Jang Hyuk, who has held the position since 2015.


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