Chunghwa County

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Chunghwa County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 中和郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Chunghwa-gun
 • Revised Romanization Junghwa-gun
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 up, 16 ri
Population (2008)
 • Total 77,367 [1]

Chunghwa County is a county of North Hwanghae, formerly one of the four suburban counties of East Pyongyang, North Korea. It sits north of Hwangju-gun, North Hwanghae, east of Kangnam-gun, North Hwanghae, west of Sangwŏn-gun, North Hwanghae, and south of Ryŏkp'o-guyŏk (Ryokpo District), Pyongyang. It became part of Pyongyang in May 1963, when it separated from South P'yŏngan Province. Chunghwa-gun is the location of a few historic sights (both Revolutionary and pre-Japanese occupation), such as the Chunghwa Hyanggyo, as well as a few KPA weapons units.[citation needed] 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.[2]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

The county is divided into one town (ŭp), and 16 'ri' (villages).[3]