Pukchang County

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Pukch'ang County
북창군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Pukch'ang-gun
 • Revised Romanization Bukchang-gun
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Bukchang.PNG
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 1 ŭp, 4 workers' districts, 21 ri
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 139,498

Pukch'ang County is a kun (county) in South P'yŏngan province, 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 Divisions[edit]

The district is split into 1 ŭp (town), 4 rodongjagu (worker districts) and 21 ri (villages):

  • Pukch'ang-ŭp (북창읍/北倉邑)
  • Inp'o-rodongjagu (인포로동자구/仁浦勞動者區)
  • Pukch'ang-rodongjagu (북창로동자구/北昌勞動者區)
  • P'unggong-rodongjagu (풍곡로동자구/豊谷勞動者區)
  • Songnam-rodongjagu (송남로동자구/松南勞動者區)
  • Chamsang-ri (잠상리/蠶上里)
  • Hwial-li (회안리/檜安里)
  • Kap'yŏng-ri (가평리/加坪里)
  • Kwangro-ri (광로리/廣路里)
  • Kwanha-ri (관하리/官下里)
  • Maehyŏl-li (매현리/梅峴里)
  • Namsang-ri (남상리/南上里)
  • Pongch'ang-ri (봉창리/鳳倉里)
  • Ryongsal-li (룡산리/龍山里)
  • Sam-ri (삼리/三里)
  • Sangha-ri (상하리/上下里)
  • Sinbong-ri (신복리/新福里)
  • Sinsŏng-ri (신석리/新石里)
  • Soch'ang-ri (소창리/召倉里)
  • Sŏksal-li (석산리/石山里)
  • Songrim-ri (송림리/松林里)
  • Songsa-ri (송사리/松寺里)
  • Suong-ri (수옥리/水玉里)
  • Taep'yŏng-ri (대평리/大坪里)
  • Wŏnp'yŏng-ri (원평리/院坪里)
  • Yŏllyu-ri (연류리/淵柳里)

Prison Camp[edit]

Political Prison Camp No. 18 is a large prison labour 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]

References[edit]

  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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