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Sariwon

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Country  North Korea

Population  est. 310,100

Map of Sariwon

Sariwŏn ([sa.ɾi.wʌn]) is the capital of North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. The city's population is estimated to be 310,100 people.

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Administrative divisions

Sariwŏn is divided into 31 tong (neighbourhoods) and 9 ri (villages):

Healthcare

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

Industry

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

Education

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

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

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.

Sister cities

  • Lahore, Pakistan
  • Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • References

    Sariwon Wikipedia


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