South Pyongan Province
|South Pyongan Province
|• Revised Romanization||Pyeong-annam-do|
|Subdivisions||5 cities; 19 counties|
|• Total||12,330 km2 (4,760 sq mi)|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
South Pyongan Province (Phyŏngannamdo) is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former P'yŏng'an Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is P'yŏngsŏng.
The province is bordered by North P'yŏng'an and Chagang to the north, South Hamgyŏng and Kangwŏn to the east and southeast, and North Hwanghae and P'yŏngyang to the south. The Yellow Sea and Korea Bay are located to the west.
South P'yŏngan is divided into:
- 1 special city (Tŭkpyŏlsi); 5 cities (Si); 19 counties (Kun); and 3 districts (1 Ku and 2 Chigu).
Its administrative divisions are:
- Nampo Special City (남포특별시/南浦特別市; created in 2010)
- Pyongsong (평성시/平城市; the provincial capital, established December 1969)
- Anju (안주시/安州市; established August 1987)
- Kaechon (개천시/价川市; established August 1990)
- Sunchon-si (순천시/順川市; established October 1983)
- Tokchon (덕천시/德川市; established June 1986)
- Chungsan-gun (증산군/甑山郡)
- Hoechang-gun (회창군/檜倉郡)
- Maengsan-gun (맹산군/孟山郡)
- Mundok-gun (문덕군/文德郡)
- Nyongwon-gun (녕원군/寧遠郡)
- Pukchang-gun (북창군/北倉郡)
- P'yŏngwŏn-gun (평원군/平原郡)
- Sinyang-gun (신양군/新陽郡)
- Songchon-gun (성천군/成川郡)
- Sukchon-gun (숙천군/肅川郡)
- Taehung-gun (대흥군/大興郡)
- Taedong-gun (대동군/大同郡)
- Unsan-gun (은산군/殷山郡)
- Yangdok-gun (양덕군/陽德郡)
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:
South Pyongan Provincial Office during Korea under Japanese rule's period.
- 행정 구역 현황 (Haengjeong Guyeok Hyeonhwang;) (in Korean only)
- Administrative divisions of North Korea (in simplified Chinese; used as reference for Hanja)
- Kim So Yeol (February 15, 2011). "North Korea Splits No. 38 and 39 Departments Up Again". Daily NK. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
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