Gyeonggi-do

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Coordinates: 37°30′N 127°15′E / 37.5°N 127.25°E / 37.5; 127.25

A map of Gyeonggi-do

Gyeonggi-do (경기도) is the province with the most people living in it in South Korea. Its provincial capital is Suwon. Seoul, South Korea's biggest city and national capital, is in the middle of Gyeonggi-do. However, it has been separated as a "special city" from 1946. People lived there for a very long time, but it has been politically important from 18 B.C. This was when Korea was separated into three nations during the Period (Time) of Three Kingdoms. When Japan ruled over Korea, Hanseong-Bu was made a part of the Gyeonggi Province. On October 1, 1910, it was renamed Gyeongseong-Bu. After Korea became independent again, Gyeonggi Province and Seoul were separated. After that, small parts of the province were included into Seoul.

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