North Jeolla Province

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North Jeolla Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑ReischauerChŏllabuk-to
 • Revised RomanizationJeollabuk-do
Flag of North Jeolla Province
Location of North Jeolla Province
CountrySouth Korea
Subdivisions6 cities; 8 counties
 • GovernorKim Gwan-young (Democratic)
 • Total8,067 km2 (3,115 sq mi)
Area rank7th
 (December, 2015)
 • Total1,869,711
 • Density232/km2 (600/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 • FlowerZinnia
 • TreeGinkgo
 • BirdMagpie
ISO 3166 codeKR-45
WebsiteOfficial website (English)

North Jeolla Province or Jeollabuk-do (전라북도; 全羅北道; Jeollabuk-do) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the north of Jeolla Province. Its provincial capital is Jeonju.

History[change | change source]

During the Three Kingdoms of Korea period, the province was the center of Mahan, and Mahan became part of Baekje, one of the three Kingdoms. In the Unified Silla period, the towns of Wansan-ju (now Jeonju) and Namwon-gyeong (now Namwon) were started in the province. When King Seongjong of Goryeo divided the whole country into 10 dos, Jeolla-do was called Gangnam-do. Later, in the Joseon Dynasty, it was finally called Jeolla-do.

Geography[change | change source]

Jeollabuk-do's area is 8,067 km² and it occupies 8.1% of South Korea.

Religion[change | change source]

The province contains 6 cities and 8 counties.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to North Jeolla at Wikimedia Commons
North Jeolla travel guide from Wikivoyage