South Pyongan Province

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South Pyongan Province

Korean transcription(s)
  Revised RomanizationPyeong-annam-do
Pyongannam-do in North Korea.svg
CountryFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Region Kwanso
Capital Pyongsong
Subdivisions5 cities; 19 counties
  Party Committee Chairman Kim Tu-il [1] (WPK)
  People's Committee Chairman Kang Hyong-bong [1]
  Total12,330 km2 (4,760 sq mi)
  Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+9 (Pyongyang Time)
Dialect P'yŏngan

South Pyongan Province (Phyŏngannamdo; Korean pronunciation:  [pʰjʌŋɐnnɐmdo] ) is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Pyongan Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Pyongsong.



A typical settlement along the main road in South Pyongan Province near Pyongsong. South-Pyongan-Scenery-2014.jpg
A typical settlement along the main road in South Pyongan Province near Pyongsong.

The province is bordered by North Pyongan and Chagang Provinces to the north, South Hamgyong and Kangwon Provinces to the east and southeast and North Hwanghae Province and Pyongyang to the south. The Yellow Sea and Korea Bay are located to the west.

Administrative divisions

South P'yŏngan is divided into 1 special city (tŭkpyŏlsi); 5 cities (si); 16 counties (kun); and 3 districts (1 ku and 2 chigu).

Its administrative divisions are:




The below former counties of South Pyongan were merged with Nampo in 2004 and are administered as part of that city:

In 2010 the following county was merged with Nampo: [2]

See also

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  2. Kim So Yeol (February 15, 2011). "North Korea Splits No. 38 and 39 Departments Up Again". Daily NK. Retrieved November 15, 2012.