North Pyongan Province

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This article is about the province of North Korea. For the hypothetical province claimed by the Republic of Korea, see North Pyeongan Province, Republic of Korea.
North Pyongan Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑Reischauer P'yŏng'anbuk-to
 • Revised Romanization Pyeong-anbuk-do
Location of North Pyongan Province
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Country North Korea
Region Kwansŏ
Capital Sinŭiju
Subdivisions 3 cities; 22 counties
 • Total 12,191 km2 (4,707 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,728,662
 • Density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Dialect P'yŏngan

North Pyongan Province (Phyŏnganbukto) is a province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former P'yŏng'an 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.


The Yalu River forms the northern border with China. The province is also bordered on the east by Chagang Province and on the south by South Pyong'an Province. Sinŭiju Special Administrative Region (Sinŭiju T'ŭkpyŏl Haengjŏnggu) is located in the western corner of the province, and was created as an administrative entity separate from North P'yŏngan in 2002. North P'yŏngan is bounded by water on the west with Korea Bay and the Yellow Sea (called the West Sea by Koreans).

Administrative divisions

North P'yŏngan is divided into 3 cities ("Si") and 22 counties ("Kun").




North Pyongan Provincial Office during Korea under Japanese rule's period.