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South Hamgyong Province

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South Hamgyong Province (Hamgyŏngnamdo; Korean pronunciation: [ham.ɡjʌŋ.nam.do]) is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Hamgyong Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Hamhung.

South Hamgyong Province

함경남도
Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chosŏn'gŭl함경남도
 • Hancha咸鏡南道
 • McCune‑ReischauerHamgyŏngnam-do
 • Revised RomanizationHamgyeongnam-do
Location of South Hamgyong Province
CountryNorth Korea
RegionKwannam
CapitalHamhung
Subdivisions3 cities; 15 counties
Government
 • Party Committee ChairmanKim Song-il[1] (WPK)
 • People's Committee ChairmanKim Bong-yong[1]
Area
 • Total18,970 km2 (7,320 sq mi)
Population
(2008)[2]
 • Total3,066,013
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
DialectHamgyong

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GeographyEdit

The province is bordered by Ryanggang to the north, North Hamgyong to the northeast, Kangwon to the south, and South Pyongan to the west. On the east of the province is the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea).

Administrative divisionsEdit

South Hamgyong is divided into 3 cities ("si"), 2 districts (1 "gu" and 1 "chigu"), and 15 counties ("gun").[3] These are further divided into villages (ri and dong, with dong also denoting neighborhoods in cities), with each county additionally having one town (up) which acts as its administrative center. These are detailed on each county’s individual page. Some cities are also divided into wards known as "guyok", which are administered just below the city level and also listed on the individual page.

CitiesEdit

DistrictsEdit

CountiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2010-03-31.
  3. ^ http://www.cybernk.net/infoText/InfoAdminstList.aspx?mc=AD0101&ac=A09

Coordinates: 40°14′24″N 127°31′52″E / 40.240°N 127.531°E / 40.240; 127.531