Hwanghae Province (Republic of Korea)

This article is about the ROK's claimed province which it does not control. For the administrative divisions of the DPRK, see North Hwanghae Province and South Hwanghae Province.
Hwanghae Province
Korean transcription(s)
  Hangul 황해도
  Hanja 黃海道
  Revised Romanization Hwanghae-do

Country Republic of Korea (claimed)
Capital Haeju
Subdivisions 3 cities; 17 counties
  Governor Han Sang-sun
  Total 16,743.66 km2 (6,464.76 sq mi)

"Hwanghae Province" or "Hwanghae-do" (Korean pronunciation: [hwaŋ.hɛ.do]) is, according to South Korean law, a province of the Republic of Korea, as the South Korean government formally claims to be the legitimate government of whole of Korea. In reality, the area constituting the province is under the effective jurisdiction of North Korea.

As South Korea does not recognize changes in administrative divisions made by North Korea, official maps of the South Korean government shows Hwanghae Province in its pre-1945 borders. The area corresponds to North Korea's North Hwanghae Province (except Kaesong which is claimed to be part of Gyeonggi Province) and South Hwanghae Province.

To symbolize its claims, the South Korean government established The Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces as an administrative body for the five northern provinces. A governor for Hwanghae Province is appointed by the President of South Korea.

Administrative divisions

Hwanghae-do is divided into 3 cities (si) and 17 counties (gun).



See also

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