South Chungcheong

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South Chungcheong Province

충청남도
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑ReischauerCh'ungch'ŏngnamdo
 • Revised RomanizationChungcheongnam‑do
Location of South Chungcheong Province
CountrySouth Korea
RegionHoseo
CapitalHongseong
Subdivisions8 cities; 7 counties
Government
 • GovernorAhn Hee-jung
Area
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Area rank6th
Population
 (October, 2014)
 • Total2,059,871[1]
 • Rank4th
 • DensityTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
Metropolitan Symbols
 • FlowerChrysanthemum
 • TreeWeeping willows
 • BirdMandarin duck
DialectChungcheong
Websitechungnam.net

South Chungcheong Province is a region of western South Korea. It is one of the richest and fastest growing areas of South Korea. The provincial capital is called Hongseong.

History

In ancient times, South Chungcheong Province belonged to Mahan - the ancient tribal countryLua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. of Korea. After Baekje conquered Mahan, it belonged to Baekje. Later, in the Goryeo Dynasty, it was grouped with current Gyeonggi-do and North Chungcheong into 'Gwangyang-do'. In the Joseon Dynasty, South Chungcheong and North Chungcheong were reorganized into Chungcheong-do. On October 4, 1896, it was separated as South Chungcheong.

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