Self-governing cities with the status of provinces

Romanization Hangul Hanja Year of split Province split from
Pyongyang 평양 平壤 1946 Pyongannam-do
Rason 라선 羅先 1993-2004, 2010 Hamgyongbuk-do

Provincial cities

Pyongannam-do

  • Pyongsong (평성, 平城; provincial capital)
  • Anju (안주, 安州)
  • Kaechon (개천, 价川)
  • Nampo (남포, 南浦)
  • Sunchon (순천, 順川)
  • Tokchon (덕천, 德川)
  • Yound-cho (順川, 안주)

Pyonganbuk-do

  • Sinuiju (신의주, 新義州; provincial capital)
  • Chongju (정주, 定州)
  • Kusong (구성, 龜城)

Hwanghaenam-do

  • Haeju (해주, 海州; provincial capital)

Hwanghaebuk-do

  • Sariwon (사리원, 沙里院; provincial capital)
  • Kaesong (개성, 開城)
  • Songrim (송림, 松林)

Kangwon-do

  • Wonsan (원산, 元山; provincial capital)
  • Munchon (문천, 文川)

Hamgyongnam-do

  • Hamhung (함흥, 咸興; provincial capital)
  • Sinpo (신포, 新浦)
  • Tanchon (단천, 端川)

Hamgyongbuk-do

Chagang-do

  • Kanggye (강계, 江界; provincial capital)
  • Manpo (만포, 滿浦)
  • Huichon (희천, 熙川)

Ryanggang-do

  • Hyesan (혜산, 惠山; provincial capital)

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