Kangnam County

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Kangnam County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune-Reischauer Kangnam-gun
 • Revised Romanization Gangnam-gun
Country  North Korea
Region Pyongan
Administrative divisions 1 up, 18 ri

Kangnam County is one of the four suburban counties of Pyongyang, North Korea. It is north-west of Songrim, north-east of Hwangju County, west of Chunghwa County, and south of Nakrang-guyok. It is the location of cooperative farms and smaller industrial complexes. It became part of Pyongyang in May 1963, when it was separated from South P'yŏngan.[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.[1] However, it was returned to Pyongyang in 2012.


The county is divided into one town (up), and 18 'ri' (villages).[2]


Coordinates: 38°54′13″N 125°38′55″E / 38.9035°N 125.6486°E / 38.9035; 125.6486