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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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North Korea Sovereign state in East Asia

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Chagang Province Province in Kwansŏ, North Korea

Chagang Province is a province in North Korea; it is bordered by China's Jilin and Liaoning provinces to the north, Ryanggang and South Hamgyong to the east, South Pyongan to the south, and North Pyongan to the west. Chagang was formed in 1949, after being demarcated from North Pyongan. The provincial capital is Kanggye.

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South Pyongan Province Province in Kwanso, North Korea

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