Chunghwa County

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Chunghwa County

중화군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja中和郡
 • McCune-ReischauerChunghwa-gun
 • Revised RomanizationJunghwa-gun
CountryNorth Korea
ProvinceNorth Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions1 up, 16 ri
Population
 (2008)
 • Total77,367 [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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census Archived May 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (Population 2008, published in 2009)
  2. ^ "Pyongyang now more than one-third smaller; food shortage issues suspected", Asahi Shimbun, 2010-07-17, retrieved 2010-07-19
  3. ^ "중앙일보 - 아시아 첫 인터넷 신문".