North Gyeongsang

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Template:Infobox Korean province North Gyeongsang 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 provincial capital and largest city is Daegu, which was the capital of Gyeongsang before 1896 and which is separately administered as a provincial-level Metropolitan City today.

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Geography and climate

The province is part of the Yeongnam region, and is bounded on the east by the East Sea, on the south by South Gyeongsang Province, on the west by North Jeolla and North Chungcheong Provinces, and on the north by Gangwon Province. During the summer, North Gyeongsang is 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.

Resources

Agricultural products of the province include rice, beans, potatoes, and barley. Apples from around Daegu are considered a speciality of the province. In addition, dairy farming exists in several districts, but there is also seaweed, shellfish, and cuttlefish.

Culture

North Gyeongsang 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.

Administrative divisions

North Gyeongsang is divided into 10 cities ("Si" or "Shi") and 13 counties ("Gun"). The names below are given in English, Hangul, and Hanja.

Cities

Counties

See also

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Administrative divisions of South Korea Flag of South Korea
Special City
Seoul
Metropolitan Cities
Busan | Daegu | Daejeon | Gwangju | Incheon | Ulsan
Provinces
North Chungcheong | South Chungcheong | Gangwon | Gyeonggi | North Gyeongsang | South Gyeongsang | Jeju | North Jeolla | South Jeolla
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