Rangnang-guyŏk is ane o the 19 kuyŏk that constitute the ceety o Pyongyang, North Korea. It is locatit sooth o the Taedong River, an is bordered tae the north bi Songyo-guyok, tae the east bi the Ryokpo-guyok, an tae the sooth bi Chunghwa an Kangnam coonties.

Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul락랑구역
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanisationNangnang-guyeok
 • McCune–ReischauerRangnang-guyŏk
KintraNorth Korea
Admeenistrative diveesions9 dong, 9 ri


The Lelang Commandery wis, accordin tae the Beuk o Han, componit o 27 destricts an haed a population o ower 406,748 fowk. Locatit on the Taedong River at the approximate location o modren Pyongyang, aircheological evidence suggests that the seat o the commandery haed been muivit tae this destrict here efter the destruction o Wanggeom-seong, the auld Koguryo caipital at Pyongyang an is claimit tae hae been oreeginal seat o the Lelang commandery.[1]

Durin the Japanese colonial period, the aurie wis pairt o Taedong. As Pyongyang grew an annexed mony umwhile pairts o Taedong Coonty, the aurie wis later split up Pyongyang's Dong-guyok, Kangnam-gun, an Chunghwa-gun. Nakrang-guyok wis offeecially creatit as a separate destrict in 1959.

The destrict is famous for the lairge nummer o Koguryo tombs which litter the aurie, mony o which wur first discovered bi the Japanese in the early 1910s (see Nakrang Tombs). Japanese airchaeologists Torrii Ryuzo an Imanishi Ryu, in pairticular, wur instrumental in the tomb excavations an in identifeein the Nakrang Earthen Castle in Tosong-ri as the seat o the commandery. Ower 1,500 tombs in aw hae been locatit, wi saxty-three alane locatit in juist ane destrict (Chongbaek-dong).[2] Housomeivver, North Korea claims that aw tombs are in fact o the Koguryo period, as it denies the existence o the Cheenese dounset o Lelang, claimin it wis a Koguryo ceety-state, an that the thoosans o Cheenese airtifacts merely represent the burgeonin trade that the State o Nakrang haed wi the Han.[3]

Admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

Nakrang-guyok is dividit intae nine admeenistrative destricts kent as dong, as wells as nine veelages ("ri"). The lairger five dong (Chongbaek, Chongo, Kwanmun, Nakrang, an Tongil) are further dividit in twae pairts for admeenistrative purposes, which Chungsong-dong is dividit intae three.[4]

Chosŏn'gŭl Hanja
Jongbaek-dong 정백동
Jongo-dong 정오동
Chungsong-dong 충성동 忠誠
Kwanmun-dong 관문동 關門
Rangnang-dong 락랑동
Tongil-dong 통일동 統一
Tongsan-dong 동산동
Tudan-dong 두단동
Wonam-dong 원암동
Chungdan-ri 중단리
Kingol-ri 긴골리
Kumdae-ri 금대리
Namsa-ri 남사리
Posong-ri 보성리
Pyokjido-ri 벽지도리
Ryongho-ri 룡호리
Ryuso-ri 류소리
Songnam-ri 송남리


  1. Pai, Hyung Il (2000). Constructing Korean Origins: A critical review of archaeology, historiography, and racial myth in Korean state-forming theories. Harvard University Press. p. 160. ISBN 067400244X. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |1= (help)
  2. http://north.nricp.go.kr/nrth/kor/cul/cul_view.jsp Archived 2008-12-02 at the Wayback Machine, search 정백동제62호묘
  3. Robert Willoughby (2008). BRADT TRAVEL GUIDE NORTH KOREA, THE. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 7. ISBN 1-84162-219-2. Retrieved 9 Januar 2011.
  4. http://nk.joins.com/map/view.asp?idx=i018.htm

Coordinates: 38°57′36″N 125°41′24″E / 38.96000°N 125.69000°E / 38.96000; 125.69000