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South Pyongan Province

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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.

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
Area
 • Total 12,330 km2 (4,760 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,051,696
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Dialect P'yŏngan

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GeographyEdit

 
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 divisionsEdit

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:

CitiesEdit

CountiesEdit

DistrictsEdit

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:[1]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kim So Yeol (February 15, 2011). "North Korea Splits No. 38 and 39 Departments Up Again". Daily NK. Retrieved November 15, 2012.