Hoechang County

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Hoech'ang County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Hoech'ang-gun
 • Revised Romanization Hoechang-gun
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Hoichang.PNG
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 4 workers' districts, 17 ri
 • Total 681.43 km2 (263.10 sq mi)
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 89,959
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)

Hoech'ang County is a kun (county) in South P'yŏngan province, North Korea.


Before 1945, most of the territory that now comprises Hoech'ang, was part of neighbouring Sŏngch'ŏn county. In 1952 four townships from Sŏngch'ŏn (Sungin-myŏn, Kuryong-myŏn, Rungjung-myŏn, and Taegok-myŏn) and one from Koksan (Pongmyŏng-myŏn) were split from their counties and merged to form Hoech'ang County.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

The district is split into 1 ŭp (town), 4 rodongjagu (workers' districts) and 17 ri (villages):


  1. ^ Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine. (Population 2008, published in 2009)

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