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Coordinates: 36°15′N 128°45′E / 36.250°N 128.750°E / 36.250; 128.750

North Gyeongsang Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑Reischauer Kyŏngsangbuk-to
 • Revised Romanization Gyeongsangbuk-do
Official logo of North Gyeongsang Province
Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Capital Daegu
Subdivisions 10 cities; 13 counties
 • Governor Kim Kwan-yong
 • Total 19,030 km2 (7,350 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 2,696,554
 • Rank 3rd
 • Density 141.7/km2 (367/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 • Flower Crape-myrtle
 • Tree Zelcova
 • Bird Common Heron
Dialect Gyeongsang
Website (English)

North Gyeongsang Province (Korean: 경상북도; Gyeongsangbuk-do), also known as 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.[2]

The area of the province is 19,030 square kilometres (7,350 sq mi), 19,1% of the total area of South Korea.[3]

Geography and climate

The province is part of the Yeongnam region, 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.


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.

Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2013)[1]
1 Pohang 포항 浦項 519,060
2 Gumi 구미 龜尾 417,708
3 Gyeongsan 경산 慶山 247,613
4 Gyeongju 경주 慶州 263,704
5 Andong 안동 安東 167,826
6 Gimcheon 김천 金泉 135,191
7 Yeongju 영주 榮州 112,482
8 Sangju 상주 尙州 103,950
9 Yeongcheon 영천 永川 101,295
10 Mungyeong 문경 聞慶 75,749
11 Chilgok County 칠곡군 漆谷郡 120,135
12 Uiseong County 의성군 義城郡 56,777
13 Uljin County 울진군 蔚珍郡 51,723
14 Yecheon County 예천군 醴泉郡 45,948
15 Cheongdo County 청도군 淸道郡 43,787
16 Seongju County 성주군 星州郡 44,824
17 Yeongdeok County 영덕군 盈德郡 40,213
18 Goryeong County 고령군 高靈郡 35,281
19 Bonghwa County 봉화군 奉化郡 33,936
20 Cheongsong County 청송군 靑松郡 26,432
21 Gunwi County 군위군 軍威郡 24,104
22 Yeongyang County 영양군 英陽郡 18,259
23 Ulleung County 울릉군 鬱陵郡 10,557

See also


External links

  • Gyeongsangbuk-do provincial government in English
  • (French) Alsace/Gyeongsangbuk-do
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