Coordinates: 36°45′N 127°45′E / 36.75°N 127.75°E / 36.75; 127.75

North Chungcheong Province
Flag of North Chungcheong
Emblem of North Chungcheong
Chungcheongbuk SK.png
Map of South Korea with North Chungcheong highlighted
Government Province
Capital Cheongju
Governor Lee Si-jong
Dialect Chungcheong
Region Hoseo
Area 7,432 km²(8th)
Population  (2005)
 - Population 1,460,453 (8th)
 - Density 196 /km²
Cities 3
Counties 9
Website (English)
Metropolitan Symbols
 - Flower White Magnolia
 - Tree Zelkova
 - Bird Magpie

Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong) is a province in the centre of South Korea. It was formed in 1896 from the northeastern half of the former Chungcheong province. The provincial capital is Cheongju.



The province is part of the Hoseo region, and is bounded on the west by Chungcheongnam-do province, on the north by Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do provinces, on the south by Jeollabuk-do province, and on the east by Gyeongsangbuk-do. Chungcheongbuk-do is the only land-locked province in South Korea. The province is mostly mountainous, dominated by the Noryeong Mountains to the north and the Sobaek Mountains to the east.

It is also the only true landlocked province in the Republic of Korea.


Agricultural products includes rice, barley, beans, and potatoes, but the province specializes in ginseng and tobacco. The tobacco was introduced from the US in 1912, transplanted from Virginia.

There are mineral reserves of gold, iron, coal, steatite, fluorite, and molybdenum, as well as marble and limestone in the northern part of the province. Silk weaving plays an important role.


The main attractions in the province are Mount Songni (1,058 metres (3,471 ft)) in the Sobaek mountains and its national park. Beopjusa, the site of one of the oldest temples of Korea is located in this national park, as in Guinsa, the headquarters of the Cheontae sect. There is another national park around Mount Worak.

Administrative divisions

Chungcheongbuk-do is divided into 3 cities (si) and 9 counties (gun). Each entity is listed below in English, hangul, and hanja.


  • Cheongju (청주시, 淸州市, capital)



Chungbuk is the site of several tertiary institutions, including:

See also

External links

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