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South Hamgyong

South Hamgyong
NameHamgyongnam
Name2Hamgnam
Hangul함경남도
Hanja咸鏡南道
McCune-ReischauerHamgyŏngnam-do
GovernmentProvince
CapitalHamhung
RegionKwannam
DialectHamgyong
TotalArea18,970
PopDate2008
Population3,066,013
Cities3
Counties15

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South Hamgyong ('Hamgyongnam-do') is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Hamgyŏng Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Hamhung.


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