North Jeolla Province

province of South Korea

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.

Jeonbuk State
전북특별자치도
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑ReischauerChŏnbuk T'ŭkpyŏl Chach'ido
 • Revised RomanizationJeonbuk Teukbyeol Jachido
Flag of Jeonbuk State
Official logo of Jeonbuk State
Location of Jeonbuk State
Country South Korea
RegionHonam
Capital and largest cityJeonju
Subdivisions6 cities; 8 counties
Government
 • GovernorKim Gwan-young (Democratic)
Area
 • Total8,069.05 km2 (3,115.48 sq mi)
 • Rank7th
Population
 (December, 2022)
 • Total1,769,607
 • Density219.31/km2 (568.0/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 • FlowerZinnia
 • TreeGinkgo
 • BirdMagpie
GDP
 • TotalKR₩ 58 trillion
US$ 46 billion (2022)
ISO 3166 codeKR-45
DialectJeolla
WebsiteOfficial website (English)

History change

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

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

Religion change

The province contains 6 cities and 8 counties.

Other websites change

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


  1. "2022년 지역소득(잠정)". www.kostat.go.kr.