Friday, June 22, 2007

North Korea (KP) Hwanghaebuk Province

Hwanghaebuk Province (황해북도 Hwanghaebuk-do)

Summary

Sariwon, the capital, is a major town with a population of 95 000. The major towns of Songnim (60 000) and Gaeseong (50 000) are county seats in the province.

Detailed Analysis

Hwanghaebuk Province contains 3 metropolitan counties and 16 ordinary counties. Its area is 9 199 km² and its population is about 1.5 million.

Sariwon Metropolitan County (사리원시 Sariwon-si)

Sariwon has an area of 11.5 km² and an estimated population of 95 000. In addition, Sariwon--4.5 km NW of Sariwon has an area of 1.0 km² and an estimated population of 6 000.

Gaeseong Metropolitan County (개성시 Gaeseong-si)

Gaeseong has an area of 6.8 km² and an estimated population of 50 000.

Songnim Metropolitan County (송림시 Songnim-si)

Songnim has an area of 9.4 km² and an estimated population of 60 000.

Bongsan County (봉산군 Bongsan-gun)

Bongsan has an area of 2.9 km² and an estimated population of 17 000.

Eunpa County (은파군 Eunpa-gun)

Eunpa has an area of 1.1 km² and an estimated population of 6 500.

Gaebung County (개풍군 Gaebung-gun)

This county is rural.

Geumcheon County (금천군 Geumcheon-gun)

This county is rural.

Goksan County (곡산군 Goksan-gun)

This county is rural.

Hwangju County (황주군 Hwangju-gun)

This county is rural.

Jangbung County (장풍군 Jangbung-gun)

This county is rural.

Pyeongsan County (평산군 Pyeongsan-gun)

Pyeongsan has an area of 1.3 km² and an estimated population of 8 000.

Rinsan County (린산군 Rinsan-gun)

This county is rural.

Seoheung County (서흥군 Seoheung-gun)

Seoheung has an area of 1.3 km² and an estimated population of 8 000.

Sin'gye County (신계군 Sin'gye-gun)

This county is rural.

Sinpyeong County (신평군 Sinpyeong-gun)

This county is rural.

Suan County (수안군 Suan-gun)

This county is rural.

Tosan County (토산군 Tosan-gun)

This county is rural.

Yeonsan County (연산군 Yeonsan-gun)

This county is rural.

Yeontan County (연탄군 Yeontan-gun)

This county is rural.

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