North Hamgyeong Province (Republic of Korea)

"North Hamgyeong Province" or "Hamgyeongbuk-do" (Korean pronunciation: [hamɡjʌŋ bukt͈o]) is, according to South Korean law, a province of the Republic of Korea, as the South Korean government formally claims to be the legitimate government of whole of Korea. The area constituting the province is under the de facto jurisdiction of North Korea.

North Hamgyeong Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul함경북도
 • Hanja咸鏡北道
 • Revised RomanizationHamgyeongbuk-do
Flag of North Hamgyeong Province
Location of North Hamgyeong Province
CountryRepublic of Korea (claimed)
CapitalCheongjin
Subdivisions3 cities; 11 counties
Government
 • GovernorKim Jae-hong[1]
Area
 • Total20,345 km2 (7,855 sq mi)

As South Korea does not recognize changes in administrative divisions made by North Korea, official maps of the South Korean government shows North Hamgyeong Province in its pre-1945 borders. The area corresponds to North Korea's North Hamgyong Province, Rason Special City and part of Ryanggang Province.

To symbolize its claims, the South Korean government established the Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces as an administrative body for the five northern provinces. A governor for North Hamgyeong Province is appointed by the President of South Korea.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Hamgyeongbuk-do is divided into 3 cities (si) and 11 counties (gun).

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CountyEdit

  • Gyeongseong (경성, 鏡城) (administrative center at Gyeongseong-myeon)
    • 2 eup : Jueul, Eodaejin
    • 4 myeon : Gyeongseong, Eorang, Jubuk, Junam
  • Myeongcheon (명천, 明川) (administrative center at Sangwubuk-myeon)
    • 10 myeon : Sangwubuk, Dong, Sangga, Sanggo, Sangwunam, Seo, Agan, Haga, Hago, Hawu
  • Gilju (길주, 吉州)
    • 1 eup : Gilju
    • 5 myeon : Deoksan, Donghae, Yangsa, Ungpyeong, Jangbaek
  • Hakseong (학성, 鶴城) (administrative center at Seongjin)
    • 5 myeon : Hakseo, Hakdong, Hakjung, Haknam, Haksang
  • Buryeong (부령, 富寧)
    • 8 myeon : Buryeong, Gwanhae, Bugeo, Samhae, Seosang, Seokmak, Yeoncheon, Cheongam
  • Musan (무산, 茂山)
    • 1 eup : Musan
    • 9 myeon : Dong, Samjang, Samsa, Seoha, Eoha, Yeonsa, Yeonsang, Yeongbuk, Punggye
  • Hoenyeong (회녕, 會寧)
    • 1 eup : Hoenyeong
    • 6 myeon : Byeokseong, Boeul, Yongheung, Changdu, Paleul, Hwapyeong
  • Jongseong (종성, 鍾城)
    • 6 myeon : Jongseong, Namsan, Yonggye, Punggok, Haengyeong, Hwabang
  • Onseong (온성, 穩城)
    • 6 myeon : Onseong, Namyang, Mipo, Yeongwa, Yeongchung, Hunyung
  • Gyeongwon (경원, 慶源)
    • 6 myeon : Gyeongwon, Dongwon, Asan, Annong, Yongdeok, Yudeok
  • Gyeongheung (경흥, 慶興) (administrative center at Unggi-eup)
    • 2 eup : Unggi, Aoji
    • 3 myeon : Gyeonghung, Punghae, Noseo

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