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Municipal city
 • Chosŏn'gŭl 사리원시
 • Hancha
 • McCune–Reischauer Sariwŏn-si
 • Revised Romanization Sariwon-si
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Sariwŏn is located in North Korea
Coordinates: 38°30′28″N 125°45′16″E / 38.50778°N 125.75444°E / 38.50778; 125.75444
Country  North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
 • Total est. 310,100
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sariwŏn is the capital of North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. The city's population is estimated to be 310,100 people.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Sariwŏn is divided into 31 tong (neighbourhoods) and 9 ri (villages):

  • Ch'ŏlsan-dong
  • Kuch'ŏn 1-dong
  • Kuch'ŏn 2-dong
  • Kuch'ŏn 3-dong
  • Kuch'ŏn 4-dong
  • Kwangsŏng-dong
  • Kyŏng'am-dong
  • Man'gŭm-dong
  • Ŏsu-dong
  • Puk 1-dong
  • Puk 2-dong
  • Puk 3-dong
  • Puk 4-dong
  • Sangha-dong
  • Sangmae 1-dong
  • Sangmae 2-dong
  • San'ŏp-tong
  • Sinch'ang-dong
  • Sinhŭng 1-dong
  • Sinhŭng 2-dong
  • Sinyang-dong
  • Sŏngmun-dong
  • Sŏri-dong
  • Taesŏng-dong
  • Tong 1-dong
  • Tong 2-dong
  • Torim-dong
  • Ŭnbyŏl-dong
  • Unha 1-dong
  • Unha 2-dong
  • Wŏnju-dong
  • Chŏngbang-ri
  • Haesŏ-ri
  • Kuryong-ri
  • Migong-ri
  • Munhyŏl-li
  • Pungŭi-ri
  • Sŏnch'ŏng-ri
  • Sŏngsal-li
  • Taeryong-ri


Sariwŏn has the only pediatric hospital in the entire region; it serves 16 districts and 500,000 children and teens annually.


Sariwŏn has a Potassic/Potash Fertilizer Complex and a tractor factory.


Educational facilities include: University of Agriculture, University of Geology, University of Medicine, University of Education no. 1 and, University of Education no 2. It is also the home of the Sariwŏn Pharmaceutical College of Koryŏ. Also in Sariwŏn is "Sariwŏn Folklore street" built during Kim-Jong-il's rule. Built to display an ideal picture of ancient Korea, it includes apparently historical style buildings and a selection of ancient Korean cannon, it is a romanticised version of Korea, frequently used as a destination for foreigners on official government tours. Regardless of the fact Kim Jong-il constructed a folk street, many older style ancient Korean buildings actually exist in the city.


Sariwŏn is served by Sariwŏn Ch'ŏngnyŏn and several other stations on both the P'yŏngbu and Hwanghae Ch'ŏngnyŏn lines of the Korean State Railway.

Sister cities[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014. ISBN 978-89-6297-167-5

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°30′23″N 125°45′35″E / 38.50639°N 125.75972°E / 38.50639; 125.75972