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Regions of Korea

Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula . Many of the names in the list below overlap or are obsolete today, with Honam, Yeongdong, Yeongnam, and the modern term Sudogwon being the only ones in wide use.

The names of Korea's traditional Eight Provinces are often also used as regional monikers.

List of regions

RR MC Korean Hanja Divisions today
Haeseo Haesŏ 해서 海西 N. Hwanghae and S. Hwanghae North Korea
Gwanseo Kwansŏ 관서 關西 Pyongyang, Nampo, N. Pyongan, S. Pyongan and Chagang North Korea
Gwandong Kwandong 관동 關東 Gangwon / Kangwon Both
Gwannam Kwannam 관남 關南 S. Hamgyong and southern part of Ryanggang North Korea
Gwanbuk Kwanbuk 관북 關北 Rason, N. Hamgyong, S. Hamgyong and Ryanggang North Korea
Gyeonggi Kyŏnggi 경기 京畿 Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi South Korea
Hoseo Hosŏ 호서 湖西 Daejeon, Sejong, N. Chungcheong and S. Chungcheong South Korea
Honam Honam 호남 湖南 Gwangju, N. Jeolla and S. Jeolla South Korea
Yeongseo Yŏngsŏ 영서 嶺西 Western part of Gwandong Both
Yeongdong Yŏngdong 영동 嶺東 Eastern part of Gwandong Both
Yeongnam Yŏngnam 영남 嶺南 Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, N. Gyeongsang and S. Gyeongsang South Korea
Giho Kiho 기호 畿湖 Gyeonggi and Hoseo South Korea

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