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.

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

HistoryEdit

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.

GeographyEdit

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

ReligionEdit

The province contains 6 cities and 8 counties.

Other websitesEdit

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