Regions of Korea


Regions of Korea

Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. Many of the names in the list below overlap or are obsolete today, with Honam, Yeongdong, Yeongnam, and the modern term Sudogwon being the only ones in wide use in South Korea.

The names of Korea's traditional Eight Provinces are often also used as regional monikers.

List of regions

*Gwandong: Gangwon and Kangwŏn Provinces
*Haesŏ: Hwanghae region, North Korea
*Honam: Jeolla and Jeju region, South Korea
*Hoseo: Chungcheong region, South Korea
*Kwanbuk: North Hamgyŏng Province (or Hamgyŏng region generally), North Korea
*Kwannam: South Hamgyŏng Province, North Korea
*Kwansŏ: P'yŏngan region, North Korea
*Gyeonggi: Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
*Yeongdong: eastern Gangwon and Kangwŏn Provinces
*Yeongnam: Gyeongsang region, South Korea
*Yeongseo: western Gangwon and Kangwŏn Provinces

ee also

*Provinces of Korea
*Dialects of Korean
*List of Korea-related topics
*Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China


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