North Gyeongsang Province
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North Gyeongsang Province

Coordinates: 36°15?N 128°45?E / 36.250°N 128.750°E / 36.250; 128.750

North Gyeongsang Province

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Korean transcription(s)
 o Hangul????
 o Hanja????
 o McCune-ReischauerKy?ngsang-bukto
 o Revised RomanizationGyeongsangbuk-do
Official logo of North Gyeongsang Province
Location of North Gyeongsang Province
CountrySouth Korea
RegionYeongnam
CapitalAndong
Subdivisions10 cities; 13 counties
Government
 o GovernorLee Cheol-woo
(Liberty Korea)
Area
 o Total19,030 km2 (7,350 sq mi)
Area rank1st
Population
(October, 2014)[1]
 o Total2,700,328
 o Rank3rd
 o Density141.7/km2 (367/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 o FlowerCrape-myrtle
 o TreeZelcova
 o BirdCommon heron
DialectGyeongsang
Websitegb.go.kr

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.

Daegu was the capital of North Gyeongsang Province between 1896 and 1981, but has not been a part of the province since 1981. In 2016, the provincial capital moved from Daegu to Andong.[2]

The area of the province is 19,030 square kilometres (7,350 sq mi), 19.1% of the total area of South Korea.[3]

Geography and climate

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.

Culture

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.

Religion

Religion in North Gyeongsang (2005)[4]

  Korean folk religion or not religious (47.5%)
  Buddhism (33.9%)
  Protestantism (11.5%)
  Catholicism (7.1%)

According to the census of 2005, 33.9% followed Buddhism and 18.6% followed Christianity (11.5% Protestantism and 7.1% Catholicism).[4] 47.5% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism and other indigenous religions.

Administrative divisions

Gyeongsangbuk-do is divided into 10 cities (si) and 13 counties (gun). The names below are given in English, hangul, and hanja.

Night view of Pohang
Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2013)[5] Subdivisions
North Gyeongsang Municipal.svg
-- 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

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ 10? ?, ? () (in Korean). Huffington Post. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ ? (in Korean). North Gyeongsang Province. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ a b 2005 Census - Religion Results Archived 4 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ 2013? 1 (in Korean). North Gyeongsang Province. March 2013. Retrieved 2013.

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