North Gyeongsang Province
|o Revised Romanization||Gyeongsangbuk-do|
|Subdivisions||10 cities; 13 counties|
|o Governor||Lee Cheol-woo|
|o Total||19,030 km2 (7,350 sq mi)|
|o Density||141.7/km2 (367/sq mi)|
|o Bird||Common heron|
North Gyeongsang Province (Korean: ?; RR: Gyeongsangbuk-do; Korean pronunciation: [kj.sa?.buk?.t?o]), also known as Gyeongbuk (Korean pronunciation: [kj.buk?]), is a province in eastern South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Gyeongsang province, and remained a province of Korea until the country's division in 1945, then became part of South Korea.
The area of the province is 19,030 square kilometres (7,350 sq mi), 19.1% of the total area of South Korea.
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, North Gyeongsang Province 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.
North Gyeongsang Province 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.
According to the census of 2005, 33.9% followed Buddhism and 18.6% followed Christianity (11.5% Protestantism and 7.1% Catholicism). 47.5% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism and other indigenous religions.
|-- Specific City --|
|1||Pohang||519,060||2 ilban-gu -- 4 eup, 10 myeon, 15 haengjeong-dong|
|-- City --|
|2||Gumi||417,708||2 eup, 6 myeon, 19 haengjeong-dong|
|3||Gyeongsan||247,613||2 eup, 6 myeon, 7 haengjeong-dong|
|4||Gyeongju||263,704||4 eup, 8 myeon, 11 haengjeong-dong|
|5||Andong||167,826||1 eup, 13 myeon, 10 haengjeong-dong|
|6||Gimcheon||135,191||1 eup, 14 myeon, 7 haengjeong-dong|
|7||Yeongju||112,482||1 eup, 9 myeon, 9 haengjeong-dong|
|8||Sangju||103,950||1 eup, 17 myeon, 6 haengjeong-dong|
|9||Yeongcheon||101,295||1 eup, 10 myeon, 5 haengjeong-dong|
|10||Mungyeong||75,749||2 eup, 7 myeon, 5 haengjeong-dong|
|-- County --|
|11||Chilgok County||120,135||3 eup, 5 myeon|
|12||Uiseong County||56,777||1 eup, 17 myeon|
|13||Uljin County||51,723||2 eup, 8 myeon|
|14||Yecheon County||45,948||1 eup, 11 myeon|
|15||Cheongdo County||43,787||2 eup, 7 myeon|
|16||Seongju County||44,824||1 eup, 9 myeon|
|17||Yeongdeok County||40,213||1 eup, 8 myeon|
|18||Goryeong County||35,281||1 eup, 7 myeon|
|19||Bonghwa County||33,936||1 eup, 9 myeon|
|20||Cheongsong County||26,432||1 eup, 7 myeon|
|21||Gunwi County||24,104||1 eup, 7 myeon|
|22||Yeongyang County||18,259||1 eup, 5 myeon|
|23||Ulleung County||10,557||1 eup, 2 myeon|