South Pyongan Province

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South Pyongan Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑Reischauer P'yŏng'annam-do
 • Revised Romanization Pyeong-annam-do
Location of South Pyongan Province
Country North Korea
Region Kwansŏ
Capital P'yŏngsŏng
Subdivisions 5 cities; 19 counties
 • Total 12,330 km2 (4,760 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,051,696
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Dialect P'yŏngan

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.


A typical settlement along the main road in the South Pyongan province, near Pyongsong.

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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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:




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]


See also[edit]


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