North and South Pyongan Provinces are part of North Korea. Geography. Pyeong'an was bounded on the east by Hamgyeong Province, on the south by Hwanghae Province, on the west by the Yellow Sea, and on the north by Imperial China. The regional name for the province was Gwanseo. External links. Pyongan travel guide from Wikivoyage
The Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region is located in the western corner of the province, and was created as an administrative entity separate from North Pyongan in 2002. North Pyongan is bounded by water on the west with Korea Bay and the Yellow Sea. Administrative divisions. North Pyongan is divided into 3 cities and 22 counties .
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South Pyongan Province is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Pyongan Province, remained a province of Korea until 1945, then became a province of North Korea. Its capital is Pyongsong.
The province is bordered by North Pyongan and Chagang Provinces to the north, South Hamgyong and Kangwon Provinces to the east and southeast and North Hwanghae Province and Pyongyang to the south. The Yellow Sea and Korea Bay are located to the west.
South P'yŏngan is divided into 1 special city; 5 cities; 16 counties; and 3 districts. Its administrative divisions are
South Pyongan Provincial Office during Korea under Japanese rule's period.
The Pyong'an dialect, alternatively Northwestern Korean, is the Korean dialect of the Northwestern Korean peninsula and neighboring parts of China. It has influenced the standard Korean of North Korea, but is not the primary influence of North Korea's standard Korean.
In the Pyongan dialect an eight vowel system is used. The sound of 어 is much closer to that of 오 compared to other dialects as it is, the rounded equivalent to South Korean. 으 is also closer to than to, e.g. 그렇다 becomes 기렇다. However, the opposite is true ...
The ㄷ consonant, in addition to the first syllable of ㄱ and ㅎ are not palatalized in the Pyongan dialect. Sino-Korean words beginning with ㄴ in southern dialects are pronounced as ㄹ, as in the cases of 뉴행 and 노동.
Stems of the ㄷ, ㅂ, ㅅ irregulars use both forms, such as in the case of 듣다·드드니, 들으니.
Various words used in the Pyongan dialect differ to that of other Korean dialects, such as 간나, 클마니 and 클마니. The etymology of words such as "우틔" arises from the Manchu language, but has been removed by the North Korean government in order to promote ...
Anju-si is a city in the South P'yŏngan province of North Korea. Its population was 240,117 in 2008. The Ch'ongch'on River passes through Anju. Sinanju Chongnyon station in the western part of Anju
Anju lies near large deposits of anthracite coal, and contains one of the largest coal production facilities in the country. The deposits contain more than 130 million metric tons of coal. Namhŭng-dong is the location of the Namhŭng Youth Chemical Complex, one of North Korea's most important chemical combines. Anju also contains at least one hotel open for foreigners, used primarily to accommodate for more travelers during peak holiday times.
Anju-si is served by several stations on the P'yŏngŭi and Kaech'ŏn lines of the Korean State Railway. Anju has a trolleybus system with one line to Sinanju Chongnyon station. It formerly had another line to Namhung Youth Chemical Complex that looped around the entire complex which closed around 2000.
Pyongyang served as the provincial capital of South Pyongan Province until 1946, and Pyongyang cuisine shares the general culinary tradition of the Pyongan province. The most famous local food is Pyongyang raengmyŏn , or also called mul raengmyŏn or just simply raengmyŏn .
- 2,000 km² (800 sq mi)
- North Korea