Regions of Korea
Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula . Many of the names in the list below overlap or are obsolete today, with Honam, Yeongdong, Yeongnam, and the modern term Sudogwon being the only ones in wide use.
The names of Korea's traditional Eight Provinces are often also used as regional monikers.
List of regions
|Haeseo||Haesŏ||해서||海西||N. Hwanghae and S. Hwanghae||North Korea|
|Gwanseo||Kwansŏ||관서||關西||Pyongyang, Nampo, N. Pyongan, S. Pyongan and Chagang||North Korea|
|Gwandong||Kwandong||관동||關東||Gangwon / Kangwon||Both|
|Gwannam||Kwannam||관남||關南||S. Hamgyong and southern part of Ryanggang; Southern part of Gwanbuk||North Korea|
|Gwanbuk||Kwanbuk||관북||關北||Rason, N. Hamgyong, S. Hamgyong and Ryanggang||North Korea|
|Gyeonggi||Kyŏnggi||경기||京畿||Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi||South Korea|
|Hoseo||Hosŏ||호서||湖西||Daejeon, Sejong, N. Chungcheong and S. Chungcheong||South Korea|
|Honam||Honam||호남||湖南||Gwangju, N. Jeolla and S. Jeolla||South Korea|
|Yeongseo||Yŏngsŏ||영서||嶺西||Western part of Gwandong||Both|
|Yeongdong||Yŏngdong||영동||嶺東||Eastern part of Gwandong||Both|
|Yeongnam||Yŏngnam||영남||嶺南||Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, N. Gyeongsang and S. Gyeongsang||South Korea|
|Giho||Kiho||기호||畿湖||Gyeonggi and Hoseo||South Korea|