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North Chungcheong
Chungcheong
Province, officially Chungcheongbuk-do (Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰuŋ.tɕʰʌŋ.buk̚.t͈o]), is a province in the centre of South Korea. It was formed in 1896 from the northeastern half of the former Chungcheong
Chungcheong
province. The provincial capital is Cheongju.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Resources 3 Attractions 4 Administrative divisions 5 Religion 6 Education 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Geography[edit] The province is part of the Hoseo region, and is bounded on the west by Chungcheongnam-do
Chungcheongnam-do
province, on the north by Gyeonggi-do
Gyeonggi-do
and Gangwon-do provinces, on the south by Jeollabuk-do
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
Sobaek Mountains
to the east. Resources[edit] 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. Attractions[edit] The main attractions in the province are Mount Songni (1,058 metres (3,471 ft)) in the Sobaek
Sobaek
mountains and its national park. Beopjusa, the site of one of the oldest temples of Korea
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[edit] Main article: Cities and Counties of Chungcheongbuk-do Chungcheongbuk-do is divided into 3 cities (si) and 8 counties (gun). Each entity is listed below in English, Hangul, and Hanja.

Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2012)[2] Subdivisions

— Specific City —

1 Cheongju 청주시 淸州市 845,325 4 ilban-gu — 3 eup, 10 myeon, 30 haengjeong-dong

— City —

2 Chungju 충주시 忠州市 208,404 1 eup, 12 myeon, 12 haengjeong-dong

3 Jecheon 제천시 堤川市 137,612 1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 haengjeong-dong

— County —

5 Eumseong
Eumseong
County 음성군 陰城郡 92,581 2 eup, 7 myeon

6 Jincheon
Jincheon
County 진천군 鎭川郡 63,344 1 eup, 6 myeon

7 Okcheon
Okcheon
County 옥천군 沃川郡 53,337 1 eup, 8 myeon

8 Yeongdong County 영동군 永同郡 50,732 1 eup, 10 myeon

9 Goesan
Goesan
County 괴산군 槐山郡 37,705 1 eup, 10 myeon

10 Jeungpyeong
Jeungpyeong
County 증평군 曾坪郡 34,194 1 eup, 1 myeon

11 Boeun
Boeun
County 보은군 報恩郡 34,500 1 eup, 10 myeon

12 Danyang County 단양군 丹陽郡 31,334 2 eup, 6 myeon

Religion[edit]

Religion in Chungcheongbuk-do (2005)[3]   Not religious (51.2%)    Buddhism
Buddhism
(23.8%)    Protestantism
Protestantism
(15.1%)   Catholicism (9.9%)

According to the census of 2005, of the people of Chungcheongbuk-do 23.8% follow Buddhism
Buddhism
and 25% follow Christianity
Christianity
(15.1% Protestantism and 9.9% Catholicism).[3] 51.2% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism
Muism
and other indigenous religions. Education[edit] Chungcheongbuk-do is the site of several tertiary institutions, including:

Chungbuk
Chungbuk
National University Korea
Korea
National University of Transportation (formerly Chungju
Chungju
National University) Korea
Korea
Air Force Academy Korea
Korea
National University of Education Cheongju
Cheongju
National University of Education Cheongju
Cheongju
University Seowon University Semyung University Far East University Youngdong University Chung Cheong College Jusung College Daewon Science College Konkuk University Gangdong College

See also[edit]

List of Korea-related topics

References[edit]

^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2015-10-01.  ^ "Population". Chungcheongbuk-do. September 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-07.  ^ a b 2005 Census - Religion Results Archived 2015-09-04 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chungcheongbuk-do.

North Chungcheong
Chungcheong
travel guide from Wikivoyage Chungcheongbuk-do provincial government English-language home page

Places adjacent to North Chungcheong
Chungcheong
Province

Gyeonggi Province Gangwon Province

South Chungcheong
Chungcheong
Province

North Chungcheong

North Gyeongsang Province

North Jeolla Province

v t e

North Chungcheong
Chungcheong
Province

Cheongju
Cheongju
(capital)

Specific city

Cheongju

Cheongwon Heungdeok Sangdang Seowon

Cities

Chungju Jecheon

Counties

Boeun Danyang Eumseong Goesan Jeungpyeong Jincheon Okcheon Yeongdong

v t e

Regions and administrative divisions of South Korea

Regions

Sudogwon (Capital area) Gwandong

Yeongdong Yeongseo

Hoseo

Daejeon-Sejong-Chungnam Chungbuk

Honam Yeongnam

Daegu-Gyeongbuk Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam Southeastern MIR

Jeju

Provinces

North Chungcheong South Chungcheong Gangwon Gyeonggi North Gyeongsang South Gyeongsang North Jeolla South Jeolla

Special
Special
self-governing province

Jeju

Special
Special
city

Seoul

Special
Special
self-governing city

Sejong

Metropolitan cities

Busan Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Incheon Ulsan

The Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces

North Hamgyeong South Hamgyeong Hwanghae North Pyeongan South Pyeongan

Authority control

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