|• Revised Romanization||Sangwon-gun|
|Province||North Hwanghae Province|
|Administrative divisions||1 up, 1 rodongjagu, 20 ri|
Sangwon County is a county of North Hwanghae, formerly one of the four suburban counties located in east Pyongyang, North Korea. Prior to 1952, Sangwon 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, Yontan-gun, and Suan-gun, south of the Nam River and Kangdong-gun west of Yonsan-gun, and east of Chunghwa-gun. In 2010, it was administratively reassigned from Pyongyang to North Hwanghae; foreign media attributed the change as an attempt to relieve shortages in Pyongyang's food distribution system.
The county is divided into one town (up), one worker's district (rodongjagu) and 20 'ri' (villages).
- "Pyongyang now more than one-third smaller; food shortage issues suspected", Asahi Shinbun, 2010-07-17, retrieved 2010-07-19
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