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South Gyeongsang

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South Gyeongsang [1](경상 남도 Gyeongsangnam-do, 慶尙南道) is a province of South Korea. The abbreviated name Gyeongnam (경남), formerly Kyungnam, is also used.



  • Busan - South Korea's second-largest city and a major port (now it is not included in Gyeongsangnam-do)
  • Changwon - The capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do
  • Geoje - The second largest island in Korea. Known for its gorgeous coast line.
  • Gimhae - Growing city just west of Busan.
  • Jangyu - A new and developing city between Gimhae and Changwon.
  • Jinju - A well-preserved town known for its ruined fortress
  • Jinhae A medium-sized city connected with Masan and Changwon. Known for its Cherry Blossom Festival.
  • Masan Medium-sized port city connected to Changwon.
  • Miryang Small city known for the Miryang "Arirang" and Yeongnamnu Pavilion. Has KTX station.
  • Sacheon Port city with an airport.
  • Tongyeong - A beautiful port city with many surrounding islands and good food.
  • Ulsan (now it is not included in Gyeongsangnam-do)
  • Yangsan - Medium-sized city just north of Busan. Connected to Busan by subway.


  • Changnyeong - Upo Wetlands and Hot Springs. Also known for onions.
  • Haman - Seat of the Ara Gaya. Famous for watermelon.
  • Namhae - Large island in Southwest Gyeongsangnam-do. Popular destination for fishing and natural beauty.
  • Geochang - Large county bordering in Northwest Gyeongnam-do. Very mountainous region with high peaks.
  • Hapcheon - Famous temple Haeinsa is located in Hapcheon and Gayasan National Park.
  • Sancheong - Daewonsa and part of Jirisan National Park.
  • Goseong - Hosted Dinosaur Expo 2009. There are a number of fossil sites throughout the county.
  • Hamyang - Jirisan National Park entrance is in Hamyang.
  • Uiryeong - County between Haman and Jinju.
  • Hadong - Beautiful rural county known for its wild tea culture. Part of Jirisan National Park is also in Hadong.

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