Eup (administrative division)

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Eup
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization eup
McCune–Reischauer ŭp
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Administrative divisions of North Korea
Provincial level
Province
( to)
Direct-administered city
(직할시 直轄市 chikhalsi)
Special city
(특별시 特別市 t'ŭkpyŏlsi)
Municipal level
Special-level city
(특급시 特級市 t'ŭkkŭpsi)
City
( si)
County
( kun)
Ward
(구역 區域 kuyŏk)
District
( ku)
Area
(지구 地區 chigu)
Submunicipal level
Town
( ŭp)
Neighbourhood
( tong)
Village
( ri)
Workers' District
(로동자구 勞動者區 rodongjagu)

An eup or ŭp is an administrative unit in both North Korea and South Korea similar to the unit of town.

In South Korea[edit]

Along with "myeon", an "eup" is one of the divisions of a county ("gun"), and of some cities ("si") with a population of less than 500,000. The main town or towns in a county—or the secondary town or towns within a city's territory—are designated as "eup"s. Towns are subdivided into villages ("ri"); in order to form an eup, the minimum population required is 20,000.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 읍 邑 [Eup] (in Korean). Nate / Encyclopedia of Korean Culture. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ 읍 邑 [Eup] (in Korean). Nate / Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ 읍 邑 [Eup] (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-09-06. [permanent dead link]