South Gyeongsang

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Template:Infobox Korean province South Gyeongsang is a province in the southeast of South Korea. The provincial capital is located at Changwon.

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History

Before 1895, the area corresponding to modern-day South Gyeongsang was part of Gyeongsang Province, one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. In 1895, southern Gyeongsang was replaced by the Districts of Jinju in the west and Dongnae (modern-day Busan) in the east. In 1896, the two districts were merged to form South Gyeongsang Province.

The provincial capital was originally located at Jinju, then moved in 1925 to Busan. In 1948, South Gyeongsang became part of South Korea. In 1963, Busan separated from South Gyeongsang to become a Directly Governed City (Jikhalsi). In 1983, the provincial capital moved from Busan to Changwon. In 1995, Busan became a Metropolitan City (Gwangyeoksi). In 1997, Ulsan separated from South Gyeongsang to become a Metropolitan City.

Geography

The province is part of the Yeongnam region, and is bounded on the east by the East Sea, on the north by North Gyeongsang province, on the west North and South Jeolla provinces, and on the south by the Korea Strait. Most of the province is drained by the Nakdong River and its tributaries.

Resources

The Nakdong delta plain around Gimhae is one of the best granaries in South Korea. Agricultural products form South Gyeongsang include rice, beans, potatoes, and barley. The area is renowed for its cotton, sesame, and fruits which are grown along the southern seaside. A number of marine products are caught. The province is one of the country's leading fisheries.

Major cities

The largest cities in the region are Busan and Ulsan, which are separately administered as provincial-level Metropolitan Cities. Apart from Changwon, other large or notable cities include Gimhae, Jinhae, Masan, and Jinju.

Attractions

South Gyeongsang is the home of Haeinsa, a Buddhist temple that houses the Tripitaka Koreana and attracts many tourists. It is located in the national park around Jirisan (1,915 m) on the border with North Jeolla. The temple was first built in 802.

Administrative divisions

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

Cities

Counties

See also

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Metropolitan Cities
Busan | Daegu | Daejeon | Gwangju | Incheon | Ulsan
Provinces
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