Pyongchon-guyok

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This article is about the district. For the new town of South Korea, see Pyeongchon.
P'yŏngch'ŏn-guyŏk
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 평천구역
 • Hanja 區域
 • Revised Romanization Pyeongcheon-guyeok
 • McCune–Reischauer P'yŏngch'ŏn-guyŏk
Country North Korea
Administrative divisions 11 administrative dong

P'yŏngch'ŏn-guyŏk (P'yŏngch'ŏn District) is one of the 19 guyŏk (political districts or wards) of P'yŏngyang, North Korea. It is bordered by the Taedong River in the south and the Potong River in the north and west, and to the east by Chung-guyŏk, from which it is separated by the yard area of P'yŏngyang railway station. It was established as a guyŏk in October 1960 by the P'yŏngyang City People's Committee through a mandate of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Administrative divisions[edit]

P'yŏngch'ŏn-guyŏk is divided into eleven administrative districts known as tong. The largest neighborhoods (Ansan, Puksŏng, Haeun, Ryukkyo, P'yŏngch'ŏn, and Saemaŭl) are further divided into two parts for administrative purposes.[1]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hancha
Ansan-dong 안산동
Chŏngpy'ŏng-dong 정평동
Haeun-dong 해운동
Kansŏng-dong 간성동
Pongji-dong 봉지동
Ponghak-tong 봉학동
Pongnam-dong 봉남동
Puksŏng-dong 북성동
P'yŏngch'ŏn-dong 평천동
Ryukkyo-dong 륙교동
Saemaŭl-dong 새마을동 마을

Economy[edit]

It is probably best known as the location of the P'yŏngyang Thermal Power Plant, in Saemaŭl-dong,[2] which is the electricity source for P'yŏngyang's central neighbourhoods and the surrounding region. Other notable industries in the guyŏk are the Pot'onggang Organic Fertiliser Factory in Chŏngpy'ŏng-dong[3] and the Taedonggang Battery Factory in Saemaŭl-dong.[2]

Education[edit]

It is also the location of the Mansudae Art Studio and School, the P'yŏngyang Chang Chol Gu University of Commerce, the P'yŏngyang University of Printing Industrial Arts.

Tourism[edit]

For international visitors, it is the location of the Pot'ong Hotel and the Ansan Chodasso Guest House.

Transportation[edit]

The Korean State Railway has a branchline of the P'yŏngnam Line in the guyŏk with a marshalling yard, P'yŏngyang Choch'ajang in Chŏngp'yŏng-dong, and the freight-only P'yŏngch'ŏn Station in Haeun 1-dong, providing a number of industries in the area with rail freight service.[4]

2014 deadly building collapse[edit]

A 23-story apartment building collapsed in P'yŏngch'ŏn district around May 18, 2014, potentially killing hundreds of people. The cause of the collapse has been officially declared by North’s official Korean Central News Agency as “irresponsible supervision and control”.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://nk.joins.com/map/i003.htm
  2. ^ a b Dormels, Rainer (2014). "Profiles of the cities of DPR Korea - Pyongyang" (PDF). Universität Wien. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "5th National Report on Biodiversity of DPR Korea" (PDF). Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Kokubu, Hayato, 将軍様の鉄道 (Shōgun-sama no Tetsudō), ISBN 978-4-10-303731-6
  5. ^ http://mashable.com/2014/05/18/north-korea-apology-building-collapse/

Coordinates: 39°00′00″N 125°43′12″E / 39.00000°N 125.72000°E / 39.00000; 125.72000