Korean Toponymy

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In 2000 the South Korean government introduced a new system for romanization of Korean place-names, with implementation from 2000 to 2005.

National Geographic maps use the new transliteration system, often giving the old name for larger cities in parentheses, for example:

       Busan (Pusan) and Jeju (Cheju)

The place-names for North Korea have not changed.

Urban Rejuvenation