South Chungcheong Province

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South Chungcheong Province
충청남도
Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑Reischauer Ch'ungch'ŏngnamdo
 • Revised Romanization Chungcheongnam‑do
Location of South Chungcheong Province
Country South Korea
Region Hoseo
Capital Hongseong
Subdivisions 8 cities; 7 counties
Government
 • Governor Ahn Hee-jung
Area
 • Total 8,204 km2 (3,168 sq mi)
Area rank 6th
Population (October, 2014)
 • Total 2,059,871[1]
 • Rank 4th
 • Density 235/km2 (610/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 • Flower Chrysanthemum
 • Tree Weeping willows
 • Bird Mandarin duck
Dialect Chungcheong
Website chungnam.net

South Chungcheong Province is a region of western South Korea. It is one of the richest and fastest growing areas of South Korea. The provincial capital is called Hongseong.

History[change | change source]

In ancient times, South Chungcheong Province belonged to Mahan - the ancient tribal countryCoordinates: 36°30′N 126°45′E / 36.5°N 126.75°E / 36.5; 126.75 of Korea. After Baekje conquered Mahan, it belonged to Baekje. Later, in the Goryeo Dynasty, it was grouped with current Gyeonggi-do and North Chungcheong into 'Gwangyang-do'. In the Joseon Dynasty, South Chungcheong and North Chungcheong were reorganized into Chungcheong-do. On October 4, 1896, it was separated as South Chungcheong.

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