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Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune–Reischauer Tŭkchang-jigu
 • Revised Romanization Deukjang-jigu
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Dukjang.PNG
Country North Korea
Region Kwanso
Province South Pyongan
Population (2008)
 • Total 50,033[1]

Tŭkchang-jigu is an district of the province of South Pyongan in North Korea.

Tukchang was established as its own administrative area after separating from Pukchang in 1995.

Administrative districts[edit]

The district is split into nine dong (neighborhoods).

Prison Camp[edit]

Political Prison Camp No. 18 is a large prison labor colony in Tukchang district and Pukchang County at the banks of Taedong River. Many of the 50000 prisoners are forced to work in coal mines.[2]


  1. ^ DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, Published in 2009)
  2. ^ Committee for Human Rights in North Korea: The Hidden Gulag (Section: Testimony Kwan-li-so No. 18 Bukchang, p. 69 - 76)

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