Sariwon

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Sariwŏn
사리원시
Municipal city
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune-Reischauer Sariwŏn-si
 • Revised Romanization Sariwon-si
View of Sariwon
View of Sariwon
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Sariwon
Map of North Hwanghae showing the location of Sariwon
Sariwŏn is located in North Korea
Sariwŏn
Sariwŏn
Location 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
Population
 • Total est. 310,100
Time zone UTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)

Sariwŏn (Korean pronunciation: [sa.ɾi.wʌn]) 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

Healthcare[edit]

Sariwŏn has the only pediatric hospital (founded by Hungarians in the 1950s) in the entire region; it serves 16 districts and 500,000 children and teens annually.

Industry[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Educational institutions include the University of Agriculture, University of Geology, University of Medicine, University of Education nos. 1 & 2 and the Sariwŏn Pharmaceutical College of Koryŏ.

Tourism[edit]

The "Sariwŏn Folklore street" was constructed during Kim-Jong-il's rule. Built to display an ideal picture of ancient Korea, it includes buildings in the "historical style" and a collection of ancient Korean cannons. Although it is considered an inaccurate romanticized recreation of an ancient Korean street, it is frequently used as a destination for foreigners on official government tours. Many older style Korean buildings exist in the city.

Transport[edit]

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.

Climate[edit]

Sariwŏn has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwa).

Climate data for Sariwŏn
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
2.2
(36)
8.0
(46.4)
15.9
(60.6)
21.8
(71.2)
26.0
(78.8)
28.1
(82.6)
28.1
(82.6)
24.2
(75.6)
18.4
(65.1)
9.9
(49.8)
2.0
(35.6)
15.4
(59.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.8
(23.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
3.0
(37.4)
10.2
(50.4)
16.1
(61)
20.8
(69.4)
24.2
(75.6)
23.9
(75)
19.2
(66.6)
12.5
(54.5)
4.8
(40.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
10.4
(50.7)
Average low °C (°F) −9.8
(14.4)
−8.2
(17.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
4.5
(40.1)
10.4
(50.7)
15.6
(60.1)
20.3
(68.5)
19.8
(67.6)
14.2
(57.6)
6.6
(43.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
−7.0
(19.4)
5.3
(41.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12
(0.47)
15
(0.59)
26
(1.02)
40
(1.57)
80
(3.15)
109
(4.29)
296
(11.65)
198
(7.8)
105
(4.13)
38
(1.5)
39
(1.54)
17
(0.67)
975
(38.38)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate: Sariwŏn". Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "No committee to develop ties with Lahore's twins". Daily Times of Pakistan. 2007-03-02. Archived from the original on 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  3. ^ "Sister City Ties Established between DPRK and Mexico". KCNA. 21 April 2004. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

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