Waudo-guyok

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Waudo District

와우도구역
Korean transcription(s)
   Chosŏn'gŭl
   Hancha
   McCune-Reischauer Waudo-guyŏk
   Revised Romanization Waudo-guyeok
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Special City Namp'o-tŭkpyŏlsi
Administrative divisions 17 tong, 1 ri

Waudo-guyŏk is a kuyŏk (district) in Namp'o Special City, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea. [1]

Nampo Special city in South Pyŏngan, North Korea

Nampo, also spelled Namp'o, is a city and seaport in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, which lies on the northern shore of the Taedong River, 15 km east of the river's mouth. Formerly known as Chinnamp'o, it was a provincial-level "Directly Governed City" ("Chikhalsi") from 1980 to 2004, and was designated a "Special City" in 2010, and made a part of South P'yŏngan. Namp'o is approximately 50 km southwest of P'yŏngyang, at the mouth of the Taedong River.

South Pyongan Province Province in Kwanso, North Korea

South Pyongan Province is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Pyongan Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Pyongsong.

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. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok and Tumen rivers and to the south it is bordered 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.

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Plans have been announced to create a "Chindo Export Processing Zone" from some areas of Chindo-dong and Hwado-ri, Waudo-guyŏk. [2]

The West Sea Barrage is located in Waudo District.

Administrative divisions

Waudo-guyŏk is divided into 18 tong (neighbourhoods) and 5 ri (villages): [3]

A dong or neighborhood is a submunicipal level administrative unit of a city and of those cities which are not divided into wards throughout Korea. The unit is often translated as neighborhood and has been used in both administrative divisions of North Korea and South Korea.

A ri or village is an administrative unit in both North Korea and South Korea similar to the unit of village.

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Chindo-dong진도동進島洞
Chinsu-dong진수동進水洞
Chisan-dong지산동芝山洞
Ch'eyukch'on-dong체육촌동體育村洞
Hoechang-dong회창동會倉洞
Kammun 1-dong갑문1동閘門1洞
Kammun 2-dong갑문2동閘門2洞
Masa-dong마사동麻沙洞
Masan-dong마산동麻山洞
Namhŭng-dong남흥동南興洞
Namsan-dong남산동南山洞
Okch'ŏndae-dong옥천대동玉泉臺洞
Ryongjŏng-dong룡정동龍井洞
Ryongsu-dong룡수동龍水洞
Saegil-dong새길동
Sŏhŭng-dong서흥동西興洞
Taedae-dong대대동大代洞
Waudo-dong와우도동臥牛島洞
Hwado-ri화도리火島里
Ryŏngnam-ri령남리嶺南里
Sillyŏng-ri신령리新寧里
Sogang-ri소강리蘇康里
Songgwal-li송관리松串里

Transportation

Waudo District is served by the P'yŏngnam and Sŏhaekammun lines of the Korean State Railway.

Pyongnam Line railway line

The P'yŏngnam Line is an electrified standard-gauge trunk line of the Korean State Railway in North Korea, linking P'yŏngyang with the port city of Namp'o and the hot springs at P'yŏngnam Onch'ŏn. The length of the line is 89.9 km (55.9 mi).

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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Hanggu-guyŏk is a kuyŏk (Wards) in Namp'o Special City, South P'yŏngan province, North Korea.

Songp'yŏng-guyŏk is a district of the 7 kuyŏk that constitute Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, North Korea.

Ranam-guyŏk is a district of the 7 kuyŏk that constitute Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, North Korea.

Puyun-guyŏk is a district of the 7 kuyŏk that constitute Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, North Korea.

Tojiri Station is a railway station in Toji-ri, Hanggu-guyŏk, Namp'o Special City, North Korea. It is the terminus of the Tojiri Line from Namp'o on the P'yŏngnam Line of the Korean State Railway.

Tŏktong Station is a railway station in Taedae-dong, Waudo-guyŏk, Namp'o Special City, North Korea on the P'yŏngnam Line of the Korean State Railway.

Mirim Station is a freight-only railway station located in P'yŏngyang, North Korea, on the P'yŏngdŏk Line of the Korean State Railway.

References

  1. "Waudo-guyok (North Korea)". Gazetteering.com.
  2. "Economic Development Zones to Be Set up". Korean Central News Agency. July 23, 2014.
  3. "Waudo-guyok, Nampo City". North Korean Human geography - cybernk.net. The Institute for Peace Affairs.