Coordinates: 36°15′N 128°45′E / 36.250°N 128.750°E
North Gyeongsang Province
경 상 북 도
慶 尙 北 道
• Revised Romanization
10 cities; 13 counties
2 (7,350 sq mi)
(2013) [1 ]
2 (367/sq mi)
North Gyeongsang Province ( Korean: 경상북도; Gyeongsangbuk-do), also known as Gyeongbuk, is a province in eastern South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Gyeongsang province, remained a province of Korea until the country's division in 1945, then became part of South Korea.
The Gyeongsangbuk-do Office is located in
Daegu, but Daegu has not been a part of the province since 1981. Daegu was the capital of Gyeongsang-do before 1896 and Gyeongsangbuk between 1896 and 1981. The Gyeongsangbuk-do Office will be relocated in a borderland between Andong and Yecheon. [2 ]
The area of the province is 19,030 square kilometres (7,350 sq mi), 19,1% of the total area of South Korea.
Geography and climate [ edit ]
The province is part of the
Yeongnam region, on the south by Gyeongsangnam-do, on the west by Jeollabuk-do and Chungcheongbuk-do Provinces, and on the north by Gangwon-do Province. During the summer, Gyeongsangbuk-do is perhaps the hottest province in South Korea. This is helped by the fact that the province is largely surrounded by mountains: the Taebaek Mountains in the east and the Sobaek Mountains in the west.
Culture [ edit ]
Gyeongsangbuk-do is the homeland of the former kingdom of
Silla and has retained much of its cultural tradition. A number of artists, political leaders and scholars have come from the province.
Sister provinces [ edit ]
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
Gyeongsangbuk-do is divided into 10 cities (
si) and 13 counties ( gun). The names below are given in English, hangul, and hanja.
Hanja Population (2013)
— City —
— County —
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