North Jeolla

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Template:Infobox Korean province North Jeolla is a province in the southwest of South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Jeolla province, remained a province of Korea until the country's division in 1945, then became part of South Korea. The provincial capital is located at Jeonju, which was the capital of all of Jeolla before 1896.

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Geography

The province is part of the Honam region, and is bounded on the west by the Yellow Sea, on the north by South Chungcheong Province, on the south by South Jeolla, and on the east by North and South Gyeongsang Provinces. The Noryeong Mountains divide the province. The eastern half is a plateau, the western one a plain. Through the plain in the west flow four rivers: Somjin, Mankyong, Tongjin, and Geum.

Resources

The western plain in North Jeolla is one of the largest granaries of South Korea. Apart from rice, important products include cotton, barley, hemp, and paper mulberry which is used for the paper in traditional sliding doors. Cattle breeding is important in the eastern plateau.

Transportation and industry

In the 1960s the Honam highway (which has since been upgraded to the Honam Expressway) was built. This created an industrial belt, connecting the cities of Iri (now called Iksan) and Gunsan (a port city) with the provincial capital of Jeonju.

Administrative divisions

North Jeolla is divided into 6 cities ("Si" or "Shi") and 8 counties ("Gun"). The names below are given in English, Hangul, and Hanja.

Cities

  • Jeonju (전주시; 全州市—the provincial capital)
  • Gimje (김제시; 金堤市)
  • Gunsan (군산시; 群山市)
  • Iksan (익산시; 益山市)
  • Jeongeup (정읍시; 井邑市)
  • Namwon (남원시; 南原市)

Counties

See also


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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