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Tŭkchang District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune–Reischauer Tŭkchang-jigu
 • Revised Romanization Deukjang-jigu
DPRK2006 Pyongnam-Dukjang.PNG
Country North Korea
Province South P'yŏngan
Administrative divisions 4 workers' districts
Population (2008)
 • Total 50,033[1]

Tŭkchang District is a chigu in South P'yŏngan province, North Korea.

Tŭkchang was established as its own administrative area after separating from Pukch'ang in 1995.

Administrative districts[edit]

The district is split into four rodongjagu (workers' districts):

  • Kalgol-lodongjagu (갈골로동자구/갈골労働者区)
  • Tŭkchang-rodongjagu (득장로동자구/得将労働者区)
  • Myŏnghang-rodongjagu (명학로동자구/鳴鶴労働者区)
  • Poŏp-rodongjagu (보업로동자구/甫業労働者区)


Tŭkchang district is served by Myŏnghak Station in Myŏnghang-rodongjagu, the terminus of a branchline of the Korean State Railway's P'yŏngdŏk Line.

Prison Camp[edit]

Political Prison Camp No. 18 is a large prison labour colony in Tŭkchang district and Pukch'ang County at the banks of Taedong River. Many of the 50000 prisoners are forced to work in coal mines.[2]


  1. ^ DPR Korean Central Bureau of Statistics: 2008 Population Census (Population 2008, Published in 2009)
  2. ^ Committee for Human Rights in North Korea: The Hidden Gulag (Section: Testimony Kwan-li-so No. 18 Bukchang, p. 69 - 76)

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