Korea, Republic of (ROK) - Local government

The Republic of Korea (ROK) is divided into nine provinces ( do ), Cheju, North Cholla, South Cholla, North Ch'ungch'ong, South Ch'ungch'ong, Kangwan, Kyonggi, North Kyongsang, and South Kyongsang. There are seven provincial-level cities ( jikhalsi ) directly under the central government: Seoul, the capital; Inch'on; Kwangju; Pusan; Taegu; Taejon; and Ulsan. Provinces are divided into cities ( si ), counties ( kun or gun ), townships ( myon ), and villages ( i or ri ). Between 1961 and March 1990, there were no local elections.

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