Sangwon County

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Sangwon County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja 祥原郡
 • McCune-Reischauer Sangwŏn-kun
 • Revised Romanization Sangwon-gun
Country North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions 1 up, 1 rodongjagu, 20 ri

Sangwon County is a county of North Hwanghae, formerly one of the four suburban counties located in east Pyongyang, North Korea. Prior to 1952, Sangwon was merely a township of Chunghwa County. In 1952 it was separated as a separate county, and in 1963 it was added as a county of Pyongyang. It is north of North Hwanghae's Hwangju, Yontan-gun, and Suan-gun, south of the Nam River and Kangdong-gun west of Yonsan-gun, and east of Chunghwa-gun.[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]


The county is divided into one town (up), one worker's district (rodongjagu) and 20 'ri' (villages).[2]