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South Pyongan Province

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South Pyongan Province

South Pyongan Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Chŏsŏn'gŭl 평안남도
 • Hancha 平安南道
 • McCune‑Reischauer P'yŏng'annam-do
 • Revised Romanization Pyeong-annam-do
Location of South Pyongan Province
Country North Korea
Region Kwanso
Capital Pyongsong
Subdivisions 5 cities; 19 counties
 • Total 12,330 km2 (4,760 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,051,696
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Dialect P'yŏngan

South Pyongan Province 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.


  • Geography 1
  • Administrative divisions 2
    • Cities 2.1
    • Counties 2.2
    • Districts 2.3
  • Gallery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


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:


  • Nampo Special City (남포특별시/南浦特別市; created in 2010)
  • Pyongsong (평성시/平城市; the provincial capital, established December 1969)
  • Anju (안주시/安州市; established August 1987)
  • Kaechon (개천시/价川市; established August 1990)
  • Sunchon-si (순천시/順川市; established October 1983)
  • Tokchon (덕천시/德川市; established June 1986)



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:[1]


See also


  • )Haengjeong Guyeok Hyeonhwang;행정 구역 현황 ( (in Korean only)
  • [2]
  • Administrative divisions of North Korea (in simplified Chinese; used as reference for Hanja)
  1. ^ Kim So Yeol (February 15, 2011). "North Korea Splits No. 38 and 39 Departments Up Again". Daily NK. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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