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Pyeong-an Province ([pʰjʌŋ.an.do], Korean: 평안도; Hanja: 平安道) was one of Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon. Pyeong'an was located in the northwest of Korea. The provincial capital was Pyeongyang (now Pyongyang, North Korea).
|• Revised Romanization||Pyeong-an-do|
|Short name transcription(s)|
|• Revised Romanization||Pyeongan|
|Country||Kingdom of Great Joseon|
Pyeong'an Province was formed in 1413. Its name derived from the names of two of its principal cities, Pyeongyang (Korean: 평양; Hanja: 平壤) and Anju (Korean: 안주; Hanja: 安州).
In 1895, the province was replaced by the Districts of Ganggye (Korean: 강계부; Hanja: 江界府) in the northeast, Uiju County (Korean: 의주부; Hanja: 義州府) in the northwest, and Pyeongyang (Korean: 평양부; Hanja: 平壤府) in the south.
In 1896, Kanggye and Ŭiju Districts were reorganized into North Pyongan Province, and Pyeongyang District was reorganized as South Pyongan Province. North and South Pyongan Provinces are part of North Korea.
- Pyongan travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Seoul City history article on Hanseong and 22 other late 19th-century districts (in Korean)