North Pyongan Province

North Pyongan Province (Phyŏnganbukto; Korean pronunciation: [pʰjʌŋ.an.buk̚.t͈o], also spelled North P'yŏngan), written before 1925 in English as Yeng Byen[2][3]) is a western province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former P'yŏng'an Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Sinŭiju. In 2002, Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region—near the city of Sinuiju—was established as a separately governed Special Administrative Region.[citation needed]

North Pyongan Province

Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl
 • Hancha
 • McCune‑ReischauerP'yŏng'anbuk-to
 • Revised RomanizationPyeong-anbuk-do
Location of North Pyongan Province
Coordinates: 40°06′N 124°24′E / 40.1°N 124.4°E / 40.1; 124.4Coordinates: 40°06′N 124°24′E / 40.1°N 124.4°E / 40.1; 124.4
CountryNorth Korea
Subdivisions3 cities; 22 counties
 • Party Committee ChairmanMun Kyong-dok (WPK)
 • People's Committee ChairmanJong Kyong-il[1]
 • Total12,191 km2 (4,707 sq mi)
 • Total2,728,662
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)


The Yalu River forms the northern border with China's Liaoning province. The province is also bordered on the east by Chagang Province and on the south by South Pyong'an Province. The Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region is located in the western corner of the province, and was created as an administrative entity separate from North Pyongan in 2002. North Pyongan is bounded by water on the west with Korea Bay and the Yellow Sea.

Administrative divisionsEdit

North Pyongan is divided into 3 cities ("Si") and 22 counties ("Kun").

All parenthetical entries given in Chosŏn'gŭl / Hancha format.





  1. ^ "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. ^ "Yeng-byen, North Pyongan Province, North Korea". Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  3. ^ Minutes of the Korea Annual Conference. Seoul, South Korea: The Fukuin Printing Company. 1914. p. 27. External link in |title= (help)