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North Pyongan

North Pyongan
NamePyonganbuk
Name2Pyongbuk
Hangul평안북도
Hanja平安北道
McCune-ReischauerP'yŏngan-pukto
GovernmentProvince
CapitalSinŭiju
RegionKwansŏ
DialectP'yŏngan
TotalArea12,191
PopDate2008
Population2,728,662
Cities3
Counties22

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North P'yŏngan ('P'yŏngan-pukto') is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former P'yŏngan Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Sinŭiju. In 2002, Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region—near the city of Sinuiju—was established as a separately governed Special Administrative Region.


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