Sungho County

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Sŭngho
승호
승호군 · Sŭngho County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl승호군
 • Hanja勝湖郡
 • McCune–ReischauerSŭngho-gun
 • Revised RomanizationSeungho-gun
CountryNorth Korea
RegionNorth Hwanghae Province
Administrative divisions8 tong, 6 ri
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total85,624

Sŭngho or Sŭngho-gun is a county of North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. It was formerly one of the 19 kuyŏk that constitute P'yŏngyang, but 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.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Sŭngho county is divided into 8 tong (neighbourhoods) and 6 ri (villages):

  • Apsae-dong
  • Hwach'ŏn 1-dong
  • Hwach'ŏn 2-dong
  • Namgang-dong
  • Ripsŏk-tong
  • Sŭngho 1-dong
  • Sŭngho 2-dong
  • Tokkol-dong
  • Kŭm'ong-ri
  • Kwangch'ŏng-ri
  • Mandal-li
  • Pongdo-ri
  • Rich'ŏl-li
  • Samch'ŏng-ri

References[edit]

  1. ^ DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, published in 2009)
  2. ^ "Pyongyang now more than one-third smaller; food shortage issues suspected", Asahi Shimbun, 2010-07-17, retrieved 2010-07-19

Coordinates: 39°01′48″N 126°00′00″E / 39.03000°N 126.00000°E / 39.03000; 126.00000