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Municipal city
 • Chosŏn'gŭl 사리원시
 • Hancha
 • McCune–Reischauer Sariwŏn-si
 • Revised Romanization Sariwon-si
Sariwon City (14014952258).jpg
Sariwŏn is located in North Korea
Coordinates: Coordinates: Unknown argument format
Country  North Korea
Province North Hwanghae Province
 • Total est. 310,100
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)

Sariwŏn is the capital of North Hwanghae Province, North Korea. The city's population is estimated to be 310,100 people.

Administrative Divisions

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


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


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


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.


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 a 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.


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

Further reading

  • Dormels, Rainer. North Korea's Cities: Industrial facilities, internal structures and typification. Jimoondang, 2014. ISBN 978-89-6297-167-5

External links

Coordinates: 38°30′23″N 125°45′35″E / 38.50639°N 125.75972°E / 38.50639; 125.75972