South Pyongan Province

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South Pyongan Province

평안남도
Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chŏsŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune‑Reischauer P'yŏng'annam-do
 • Revised Romanization Pyeong-annam-do
Location of South Pyongan Province
Country North Korea
Region Kwanso
Capital Pyongsong
Subdivisions 5 cities; 19 counties
Government
 • Party Committee Chairman Kim Tu-il[1] (WPK)
 • People's Committee Chairman Kang Hyong-bong[1]
Area
 • Total 12,330 km2 (4,760 sq mi)
Population
(2008)
 • Total 4,051,696
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Dialect P'yŏngan

South Pyongan Province (Phyŏngannamdo; Korean pronunciation: [pʰjʌŋ.an.nam.do]) is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Pyongan Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Pyongsong.

Geography

A typical settlement along the main road in South Pyongan Province near Pyongsong.

The province is bordered by North Pyongan and Chagang Provinces to the north, South Hamgyong and Kangwon Provinces to the east and southeast and North Hwanghae Province and Pyongyang to the south. The Yellow Sea and Korea Bay are located to the west.

Administrative divisions

South P'yŏngan is divided into 1 special city (tŭkpyŏlsi); 5 cities (si); 16 counties (kun); and 3 districts (1 ku and 2 chigu).

Its administrative divisions are:

Cities

  • Nampo Special City (남포특별시/特別市; created in 2010)
  • Pyongsong (평성시/; the provincial capital, established December 1969)
  • Anju (안주시/; established August 1987)
  • Kaechon (개천시/; established August 1990)
  • Sunchon-si (순천시/; established October 1983)
  • Tokchon (덕천시/; established June 1986)

Counties

Districts

The below former counties of South Pyongan were merged with Nampo in 2004 and are administered as part of that city:

In 2010 the following county was merged with Nampo:[2]

Gallery

See also

References

  • 행정 구역 현황 (Haengjeong Guyeok Hyeonhwang;) (in Korean only)
  • [1]
  • Administrative divisions of North Korea (in simplified Chinese; used as reference for Hanja)
  1. ^ a b "Organizational Chart of North Korean Leadership" (PDF). Seoul: Political and Military Analysis Division, Intelligence and Analysis Bureau; Ministry of Unification. January 2018. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ Kim So Yeol (February 15, 2011). "North Korea Splits No. 38 and 39 Departments Up Again". Daily NK. Retrieved November 15, 2012.

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