Kwanso

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Kwanso
Hangul
Hanja 西
Revised Romanization Gwanseo
McCune–Reischauer Kwansŏ

Kwansŏ is the name of a region that coincides with the former Pyongan Province in what is now North Korea. The region includes the modern-day provinces of Chagang, South Pyongan and North Pyongan and the self-governing cities of Nampo and Pyongyang.

Pyongan Province Place in Gwanseo, Korea

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Chagang Province Province in Kwansŏ, North Korea

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