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Municipal city
 • Chosŏn'gŭl 사리원시
 • Hancha
 • McCune–Reischauer Sariwŏn-si
 • Revised Romanization Sariweon-si
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Sariwon 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.


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


Sariwon 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 Sariwon Pharmaceutical College of Koryo. Also in Sariwon is "Sariwon 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.


Sariwon is served by Sariwon Chongnyon Station and Jongbang-ri Station. These are both on the Pyongbu Line.

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Further reading[edit]

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

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