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Provinces of South Korea (with map)

Enter the provinces, metropolitan cities, special city, autonomous city and special self governing province of of South Korea.
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: July 7, 2020
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First submittedJuly 13, 2016
Times taken9,188
Average score52.9%
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Province
Gyeonggi
Gangwon
North Chungcheong
South Chungcheong
North Jeolla
South Jeolla
North Gyeongsang
South Gyeongsang
 
Special City
Seoul
 
Metropolitan City
Busan
Daegu
Incheon
Gwangju
Daejeon
Ulsan
 
Autonomous City
Sejong
 
Self-Governing Province
Jeju
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Level 70
Jul 7, 2020
Updated to add every justifiable type-in that quiz takers have suggested below (Korean romanisation is a lot more complicated than I'd imagined...!) I've redone the map and modernised the layout (slightly). Thank you everyone for playing!
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Level 56
Oct 12, 2016
The moment I laid my eye on the map, I realized, it is seriously distorted.
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Level 70
May 4, 2017
That has been bothering me for a while. Fortunately I have found a better map and the quiz have been updated!
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Level 47
Oct 12, 2016
Can you accept province name ended with -buk for those start with North and ended with -nam for those start with South? I tried Gyeongsangnam (for South Gyeongsang) but doesn't work.
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2016
Ok, it should work now.
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Level 77
Apr 5, 2017
Great quiz. Have loved my visits to South Korea but hadn't found this quiz until now.

Shame it is not featured!

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Level 77
Jul 3, 2017
Maybe change title so that people know it is a map quiz? This is a fantastic quiz and it hasn't quite had the takes it deserves!
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2017
That is a good idea! The quiz has been updated.
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Level 77
Apr 7, 2018
Congrats on getting this to 1000 takes. Perhaps QM could consider featuring this one!
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Level 70
Apr 7, 2018
Thank you! I could see this quiz getting featured...not likely but it would be cool anyways!
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Level 26
Aug 29, 2018
Southern part of borderline of Daegu reaches the one of South Gyeongsang
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Level 65
Feb 5, 2019
Can I ask for alternative spellings. In my classes we've spoken about Cholla for North/South Jeolla. I'm no great student of Korea, so couldn't think how else to spell it. Nice quiz though.
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Level 70
Feb 6, 2019
I can work on this! Not an expert on Korean but I've found the romanisation to be confusing...
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Level 81
Aug 22, 2019
Use MR or Yale systems

This converter can help http://roman.cs.pusan.ac.kr/input_eng.aspx

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Level 29
Apr 3, 2019
Why is there ocean instead of Russia/China?
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Level 70
Apr 3, 2019
Russia and China are too far. You can only see North Korea and Japan from this view.
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Level 82
Apr 3, 2019
Used to live in Korea. Only got 8, though.
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Level 50
Jul 5, 2019
It is very hard for korean native cause you dont know the english names
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Level 19
Apr 2, 2020
North Korea don't likes this XD
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Level 56
May 28, 2020
Can you please accept Gwangzu? It is also used very widely
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Level 51
Jun 25, 2020
Only got Seoul and Jeju ):
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
Great! I'm working on a 100k+ Cities in South Korea quiz - may I use this as my base map?
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Level 70
Nov 14, 2020
Yes, of course! I can send you a link to the map if you like.
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Level 28
Apr 11, 2021
Got all after about 5 tries.
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Level 77
Jan 20, 2022
Over 5000 takes - surely this has to be featured!
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2022
We will see! I was surprised when the Philippines quiz got featured so anything's possible :)
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Level 73
Aug 4, 2023
Update needed:

1. Since 2023 July, Daegu has undergone an expansion (in the most ugly way possible) northwards and turned itself into a beautiful hammerhead shark shape. Hence the map would need an update.

2. Since 2023 June, Gangwon province have become 'Gangwon State' (although the appropriate translation for the Korean name should be 'Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province' like that of Jeju). Not much difference but hey, name change is a name change.

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Level 73
Feb 12, 2024
2024 update:

North Jeolla province has undergone the same irritating rebranding into a "special self-governing province".

They even changed their official English name into "Jeonbuk State" (though it means the same thing back in Korean).