Pukchang County

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Pukchang County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Pukch'ang-kun
 • Revised Romanization Bukchang-gun
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Bukchang.PNG
Country North Korea
State South Pyongan
Administrative centre Pyongsong
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 139,498

Pukchang County (Pukch'ang kun) is a county of the province of South Pyongan in North Korea.

In this county is the country's largest power station- Pukchang coal power station - with a production capacity of up to 1600 MW.

Administrative districts[edit]

The district is split into one ŭp (village), nine rodongjagu (worker districts) and 20 ri (towns).

Prison Camp[edit]

Political Prison Camp No. 18 is a large prison labor colony in the western part of the county at the banks of Taedong River. Many of the 50000 prisoners are forced to work in coal mines.[2]


  1. ^ 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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