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Gyeonggi-do l Gangwon-do l Chungcheongbuk-do l Chungcheongnam-do l Jeollabuk-do l Jeollanam-do l Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gyeongsangnam-do l Jeju-do l Seoul

South Korea is made up of 9 different provinces namely Gyeonggi-do, Gangwon-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Chungcheongnam-do, Jeollabuk-do, Jeollanam-do, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gyeongsangnam-do and Jeju-do. The word ‘do’ means province in Korean. Seoul, the capital city of South Korea is located in the province of Gyeonggi-do. The other major cities in South Korea are Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon and Ulsan.

Gyeonggi-do

Located in the mid-western part of South Korea, Gyeonggi-do is the most populous province in South Korea. The capital of this province is Suwon. Seoul, South Korea's capital city, is located inside this province but is separately administered as a province by itself since 1946. Seoul is called a Special City.

Gangwon-do

Gangwon-do is a province which is located in the mid-eastern part of South Korea and its capital is Chuncheon. Before the Korean peninsula was divided into North & South Korea in 1945, Gangwon and its North Korean neighbour, Kangwŏn formed one single province.

Chungcheongbuk-do

Chungcheongbuk-do is a province located in the centre of South Korea. It is the only landlocked province in the country and the capital is Cheongju. It was formed in 1896 from the northeastern half of the former Chungcheong province.

Chungcheongnam-do

Chungcheongnam-do is a province in the western part of South Korea. Its capital city is Daejeon and it is separately administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city. Chungcheongnam-do was formed in 1896 from the southwestern half of the former Chungcheong province.

Jeollabuk-do

Jeollabuk-do is a province which is located in the southwestern part of South Korea. Formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Jeolla province, its capital city is Jeonju.

Jeollanam-do

Jeollanam-do is a province in the southwestern part of South Korea. It was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Jeolla province. Its capital city is Muan County since 2005. Before that, Gwangju was the capital city.

Gyeongsangbuk-do

Gyeongsangbuk-do is a province located in eastern South Korea. Formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Gyeongsang province, its capital city is Daegu. Daegu is separately administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city.

Gyeongsangnam-do

Gyeongsangnam-do is a province which is located in the southeastern part of South Korea. Its capital city is Changwon.

Jeju-do

Jeju-do is the only special self-governing province in South Korea. Lying in the Korea Strait and southeast of Jeollanam-do Province, its capital city is Jeju.

Seoul

Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. With a population of over ten million people, Seoul is one of the largest cities in the world. It is a thriving metropolis and the political, economic, social and cultural hub of South Korea. A river runs through the city and it is called The Han River. This river divides the city into the northern part and the southern part. The northern part focuses on culture and history, whereas the southern part is the business district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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