North Chungcheong Province

North Chungcheong Province
Korean transcription(s)
  McCune‑Reischauer Ch’ungch’ŏngbukto
  Revised Romanization Chungcheongbukdo


Coordinates: KR 36°45′N 127°45′E / 36.750°N 127.750°E / 36.750; 127.750Coordinates: KR 36°45′N 127°45′E / 36.750°N 127.750°E / 36.750; 127.750
Country South Korea
Region Hoseo
Capital Cheongju
Subdivisions 3 cities; 8 counties
  Governor Lee Si-jong
  Total 7,433 km2 (2,870 sq mi)
Area rank 8th
Population (October, 2014)[1]
  Total 1,578,934
  Rank 7th
  Density 213/km2 (550/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
  Flower White Magnolia
  Tree Zelkova
  Bird Magpie
Dialect Chungcheong
Website (English)
adderess 360-765 89 seongan dong (sangdangdo 82) sangdang gu cheongju si chung cheongbuk do korea

North Chungcheong Province, or Chungcheongbuk-do (Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰuŋtɕʰʌŋbukt͈o]), is a province in the centre of South Korea. It was formed in 1896 from the northeastern half of the former Chungcheong province. The provincial capital is Cheongju.


The province is part of the Hoseo region, and is bounded on the west by Chungcheongnam-do province, on the north by Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do provinces, on the south by Jeollabuk-do province, and on the east by Gyeongsangbuk-do. Chungcheongbuk-do is the only land-locked province in South Korea. The province is mostly mountainous, dominated by the Noryeong Mountains to the north and the Sobaek Mountains to the east.


Agricultural products includes rice, barley, beans, and potatoes, but the province specializes in ginseng and tobacco. The tobacco was introduced from the US in 1912, transplanted from Virginia.

There are mineral reserves of gold, iron, coal, steatite, fluorite, and molybdenum, as well as marble and limestone in the northern part of the province. Silk weaving plays an important role.


The main attractions in the province are Mount Songni (1,058 metres (3,471 ft)) in the Sobaek mountains and its national park. Beopjusa, the site of one of the oldest temples of Korea is located in this national park, as in Guinsa, the headquarters of the Cheontae sect. There is another national park around Mount Worak.

Administrative divisions

Chungcheongbuk-do is divided into 3 cities (si) and 8 counties (gun). Each entity is listed below in English, hangul, and hanja.

Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2012)[2] Subdivisions
Specific City
1 Cheongju 청주시 淸州市 845,325 4 ilban-gu — 3 eup, 10 myeon, 30 haengjeong-dong
2 Chungju 충주시 忠州市 208,404 1 eup, 12 myeon, 12 haengjeong-dong
3 Jecheon 제천시 堤川市 137,612 1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 haengjeong-dong
5 Eumseong County 음성군 陰城郡 92,581 2 eup, 7 myeon
6 Jincheon County 진천군 鎭川郡 63,344 1 eup, 6 myeon
7 Okcheon County 옥천군 沃川郡 53,337 1 eup, 8 myeon
8 Yeongdong County 영동군 永同郡 50,732 1 eup, 10 myeon
9 Goesan County 괴산군 槐山郡 37,705 1 eup, 10 myeon
10 Jeungpyeong County 증평군 曾坪郡 34,194 1 eup, 1 myeon
11 Boeun County 보은군 報恩郡 34,500 1 eup, 10 myeon
12 Danyang County 단양군 丹陽郡 31,334 2 eup, 6 myeon


Religion in North Chungcheong (2005)[3]

  Not religious (51.2%)
  Buddhism (23.8%)
  Protestantism (15.1%)
  Catholicism (9.9%)

According to the census of 2005, of the people of North Chuchcheong 23.8% follow Buddhism and 25% follow Christianity (15.1% Protestantism and 9.9% Catholicism).[3] 51.2% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism and other indigenous religions.


Chungbuk is the site of several tertiary institutions, including:

See also


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