Partition of Gyeonggi Province

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proposed North Gyeonggi Province and South Gyeonggi Province

Gyeonggi Province is the most populous province in South Korea. It has been the subject of proposals to divide it into two provinces since 1987.[1]

History of partition movements[edit]

20th century[edit]

During the 1992 South Korean presidential election, Kim Young-sam and Kim Dae-jung made a promise to establish North Gyeonggi Province.[2][3]

21st century[edit]

In 2014, the Council of Gyeonggi Province sponsored its partition,[4] However this plan was opposed by the provincial governor Nam Kyung-pil.[5]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "大選(대선) 첫 휴일遊說(유세) 격돌 지역개발公約(공약) 집중제시". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  3. ^ "김성원 의원, 경기북도 분도(分道) 법안 대표발의". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "경기도의회 '분도 촉구 결의안' 발의 주목 - 포천신문". Archived from the original on 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  5. ^ "경기도의회 '분도 결의안' 발의…"남북부 격차해소"". Retrieved 14 January 2018.