Regions of Korea

Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula . Many of the names in the list below overlap or are obsolete today, with Honam, Yeongdong, Yeongnam, and the modern term Sudogwon being the only ones in wide use.

The names of Korea's traditional Eight Provinces are often also used as regional monikers.

List of regions

RRMCKoreanHanjaDivisions today
HaeseoHaesŏ해서海西 N. Hwanghae and S. HwanghaeNorth Korea
GwanseoKwansŏ관서關西 Pyongyang, Nampo, N. Pyongan, S. Pyongan and ChagangNorth Korea
GwandongKwandong관동關東 Gangwon / KangwonBoth
GwannamKwannam관남關南 S. Hamgyong and southern part of RyanggangNorth Korea
GwanbukKwanbuk관북關北 Rason, N. Hamgyong, S. Hamgyong and RyanggangNorth Korea
GyeonggiKyŏnggi경기京畿 Seoul, Incheon and GyeonggiSouth Korea
HoseoHosŏ호서湖西 Daejeon, Sejong, N. Chungcheong and S. ChungcheongSouth Korea
HonamHonam호남湖南 Gwangju, N. Jeolla and S. JeollaSouth Korea
YeongseoYŏngsŏ영서嶺西 Western part of GwandongBoth
YeongdongYŏngdong영동嶺東 Eastern part of GwandongBoth
YeongnamYŏngnam영남嶺南 Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, N. Gyeongsang and S. GyeongsangSouth Korea
GihoKiho기호畿湖 Gyeonggi and HoseoSouth Korea

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