South Pyeongan Province (Republic of Korea)

This article is about the ROK's claimed province which it does not control. For an administrative division of the DPRK, see South Pyongan Province.
South Pyeongan Province
Korean transcription(s)
  Hangul 평안남도
  Hanja 平安南道
  Revised Romanization Pyeongannam-do

Country Republic of Korea (claimed)
Capital Pyeongyang
Subdivisions 2 cities; 14 counties
  Governor Paek Nam Jin (2013~)
  Total 14,944 km2 (5,770 sq mi)

"South Pyeongan Province" or "Pyeongannam-do" (Korean pronunciation: [pʰjʌŋan namdo]) 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 South Pyeongan Province in its pre-1945 borders. The area corresponds to North Korea's South Pyongan Province, Pyongyang Directly Governed City and Nampo Special City.

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 South Pyeongan Province is appointed by the President of South Korea.

Administrative divisions

Pyeongannam-do is divided into 2 cities (si) and 14 counties (gun).



See also

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