Sangwon County

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

Sangwŏn County is a county of North Hwanghae, formerly one of the four suburban counties located in east P'yŏngyang, North Korea. Prior to 1952, Sangwŏn 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, Yŏntan, and Suan counties, south of the Nam River and Kangdong county west of Yŏnsan county, and east of Chunghwa county.[citation needed] In 2010, it was administratively reassigned from P'yŏngyang to North Hwanghae; foreign media attributed the change as an attempt to relieve shortages in P'yŏngyang's food distribution system.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

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