Gyeonggi or Kyonggi (gyŭngˈgēˈ) [key], province (1995 pop. 7,649,914), NW South Korea. Suwon is the capital. The province surrounds Seoul and Incheon and has become part of their greater industrial region, producing ships, iron, steel, and plate-glass. Agriculture still plays a big part in the economy; rice, wheat, barley, pulses, fruits, and vegetables are the chief crops. Fishing and dairy farming are also pursued. The northern part of the old Gyeonggi prov. became part of North Korea after World War II.

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