North Jeolla facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNorth Jeolla Province
|Area||8,067 km² (3,115 sq mi)|
|Density||232 /km² (601 /sq mi)|
|Subdivisions||6 cities (Si); 8 counties (Gun)|
North Jeolla Province or Jeollabuk-do (전라북도; 全羅北道; Jeollabuk-do) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the north of Jeolla Province. Its provincial capital is Jeonju.
During the Three Kingdoms of Korea period, the province was the center of Mahan, and Mahan became part of Baekje, one of the three Kingdoms. In the Unified Silla period, the towns of Wansan-ju (now Jeonju) and Namwon-gyeong (now Namwon) were started in the province. When King Seongjong of Goryeo divided the whole country into 10 dos, Jeolla-do was called Gangnam-do. Later, in the Joseon Dynasty, it was finally called Jeolla-do.
Jeollabuk-do's area is 8,067km² and it occupies 8.1% of South Korea.
The province contains 6 cities and 8 counties.
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