Gyeongsangbuk-do


Gyeongsangbuk-do

Coordinates: 36°15′N 128°45′E / 36.25°N 128.75°E / 36.25; 128.75

Gyeongsangbuk Province
경상북도
Gyeongbuk
慶尙北道
Gyeongsangbuk-do
Flag of Gyeongsangbuk
Emblem of Gyeongsangbuk
Gyeongsangbuk SK.png
Map of South Korea with Gyeongsangbuk highlighted
Government Province
Capital Daegu
Governor Kim Kwan-yong
Dialect Gyeongsang
Region Yeongnam
Area 19,025 km²(1st)
Population  (2005)
 - Population 2,607,641 (3rd)
 - Density 137 /km²
Cities 10
Counties 13
Website gb.go.kr (English)
Metropolitan Symbols
 - Flower Crape-myrtle
 - Tree Zelcova
 - Bird Common Heron

Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang) or shortly Gyeongbuk is a province in eastern South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Gyeongsang province, remained a province of Korea until the country's division in 1945, then became part of South Korea.

The Gyeongsangbuk-do Office is located in Daegu, but Daegu has not been a part of the province since 1981. Daegu was the capital of Gyeongsang-do before 1896 and Gyeongsangbuk between 1896 and 1981. The Gyeongsangbuk-do Office will be relocated in a borderland between Andong and Yecheon.[1]

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Geography and climate

The province is part of the Yeongnam region, and is bounded on the east by the Sea of Japan (East Sea), 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, Gyeongsangbuk-do 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

Gyeongsangbuk-do 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.

Sister provinces

Administrative divisions

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

Cities

  • Gumi (구미시; 龜尾市)
  • Mungyeong (문경시;聞慶市)
  • Pohang (포항시; 浦項市)

Counties

  • Gunwi (군위군; 軍威郡)
  • Seongju (성주군; 星州郡)
  • Uiseong (의성군; 義城郡)
  • Uljin (울진군; 蔚珍郡)

See also

References

External links


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