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; RR: 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.
View of Hahoe Folkvillage in Andong
View of Yangdong Folk Village in Gyeongju
View of Muryangsojieon lantern statue and Buseoksa Temple in Yeongju
Bulguk Temple in Gyeongju
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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