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North Gyeongsang

North Gyeongsang (Gyeongsangbuk-do; 경상 북도; 慶尚北道) is a province (Do) in eastern South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Gyeongsang Province, remained a province of Korea until the country's division in 1945, then became part of South Korea. The provincial capital and largest city is Daegu, which was the capital of Gyeongsang before 1896 and which is separately administered as a provincial-level Metropolitan City today.

The province is part of the Yeongnam region, and is bounded on the east by the East Sea/Sea of Japan (see Notice on Talk page), on the south by South Gyeongsang Province, on the west by North Jeolla and North Chungcheong Provinces, and on the north by Gangwon Province.

North Gyeongsang is the homeland of the former kingdom of Silla and has retained much of its cultural tradition. A number of artists, political leaders and scholars have come from the province.

During the summer, North Gyeongsang is the hottest province in South Korea. This is helped by the fact that the province is largely surrounded by mountains: the Taebaek Mountains in the east and the Sobaek Mountains in the west.

Agricultural products of the province include rice, beans, potatoes and barley. Apples from around Daegu are considered a speciality of the province. In addition, dairy farming exists in several districts, but there is also seawead, shellfish and cuttlefish.

Apart from Daegu, other large or notable cities in the province include Gimcheon, Sangju, Yeongju, Andong, Gumi, Gyeongju, and Pohang.

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