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South Hamgyeong Province (Republic of Korea)

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South Hamgyeong Province (Republic of Korea)

South Hamgyeong Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 함경남도
 • Hanja 咸鏡南道
 • Revised Romanization Hamgyeongnam-do
Location of South Hamgyeong Province
Country Republic of Korea (claimed)
Capital Hamheung
Subdivisions 3 cities; 16 counties
 • Governor Hwang Deok-ho
 • Total 31,977 km2 (12,346 sq mi)

"South Hamgyeong Province" or "Hamgyeongnam-do" (Korean pronunciation: ) is, according to South Korean law, a province of the Republic of Korea, as the South Korean government formally claims to be the legitimate government of whole of Korea. In reality, the area constituting the province is under the effective jurisdiction of North Korea.

As South Korea does not recognize changes in administrative divisions made by North Korea, official maps of the South Korean government shows South Hamgyeong Province in its pre-1945 borders. The area corresponds to North Korea's South Hamgyong Province, as well as parts of Ryanggang Province, Chagang Province and Kangwon Province.

To symbolize its claims, the South Korean government established The Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces as an administrative body for the five northern provinces. A governor for South Hamgyeong Province is appointed by the President of South Korea.


  • Administrative divisions 1
    • City 1.1
    • County 1.2
  • See also 2

Administrative divisions

Hamgyeongbuk-do is divided into 3 cities (si) and 16 counties (gun).



  • Hamju (함주, 咸州) (administrative center at Hamheung)
    • 16 myeon : Gigok, Deoksan, Dongcheon, Sampyeong, Sanggicheon, Sangjoyang, Seondeok, Yeonpo, Jubuk, Juseo, Juji, Cheonseo, Cheonwon, Toejo, Hagicheon, Hajoyang
  • Sinheung (신흥, 新興)
    • 8 myeon : Sinheung, Gapyeong, Sangwoncheon, Seogocheon, Yeonggo, Wonpyeong, Hawoncheon, Dongsang
  • Jeongpyeong (정평, 定平)
    • 8 myeon : Chongpyong, Gosan, Gwangdeok, Gwirim, Munsan, Sinsang, Jangwon, Jui
  • Yeongheung (영흥, 永興)
    • 1 eup : Yeongheung
    • 11 myeon : Goryeong, Deokheung, Seonheung, Sunryeong, Eokgi, Yodeok, Inheung, Jangheung, Jinpyeong, Hodo, Heongcheon
  • Gowon (고원, 高原)
    • 1 eup : Gowon
    • 5 myeon : Gunnae, Sangok, Sangsan, Sudong, Ungok
  • Muncheon (문천, 文川) (administrative center at Muncheon-myeon)
    • 1 eup : Cheonnae
    • 7 myeon : Muncheon, Deokwon, Myeonggu, Bukseong, Unrim, Pungsang, Pungha
  • Anbyeon (안변, 安邊)
    • 7 myeon : Anbyeon, Ando, Seokwangsa, Baehwa, Seogok, Singosan, Sinmo
  • Hongwon (홍원, 洪原)
    • 1 eup : Hongwon
    • 6 myeon : Gyeongwun, Bohyeon, Samho, Yongwon, Yongpo, Unhak
  • Bukcheong (북청, 北靑)
    • 3 eup : Bukcheong, Sinpo, Sinchang
    • 11 myeon : Gahoe, Geosan, Deokseong, Sanggeoseo, Seongdae, Sokhu, Sin-Bukcheong, Yanghwa, Igok, Hageoseo, Huchang
  • Iwon (이원, 利原) (administrative center at Iwon-myeon)
    • 1 eup : Chaho
    • 3 myeon : Iwon, Dong, Namsong
  • Dancheon (단천, 端川)
    • 1 eup : Dancheon
    • 8 myeon : Gwangcheon, Damduil, Bokgwi, Bukdoil, Suha, Sinman, Ijung, Hada
  • Jangjin (장진, 長津)
    • 7 myeon : Jangjin, Dongmun, Dongha, Buk, Sangnam, Seohan, Jungnam
  • Pungsan (풍산, 豐山)
    • 5 myeon : Pungsan, Ansan, Ansu, Ungyi, Cheonnam
  • Samsu (삼수, 三水)
    • 7 myeon : Samsu, Geumsu, Gwanheung, Samseo, Sinpa, Jaseo, Hoin
  • Gapsan (갑산, 甲山)
    • 5 myeon : Gapsan, Dongin, Jindong, Sannam, Hoerin
  • Hyesan (혜산, 惠山)
    • 1 eup : Hyesan
    • 5 myeon : Daejin, Byeoldong, Bocheon, Bongdu, Unheung

See also

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