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Coordinates: 34°45′N 127°0′E / 34.750°N 127.000°E / 34.750; 127.000

South Jeolla
Jeolla
Province 전라남도

Province

Korean transcription(s)

 • Hangul 전라남도

 • Hanja 全羅南道

 • McCune‑Reischauer Chŏllanam-do

 • Revised Romanization Jeollanam-do

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Country South Korea

Region Honam

Capital Muan

Subdivisions 5 cities; 17 counties

Government

 • Governor (vacant)Lee Jae Yeong

Area

 • Total 12,247 km2 (4,729 sq mi)

Area rank 3rd

Population (October, 2014)

 • Total 1,902,324

 • Rank 6th

 • Density 142/km2 (370/sq mi)

Metropolitan Symbols

 • Flower Camellia japonica

 • Tree Ginkgo

 • Bird Oriental turtle dove

ISO 3166 code KR-46

Dialect Jeolla

Website jeonnam.go.kr (in English)

South Jeolla
Jeolla
Province or Jeollanam-do (Korean pronunciation: [tɕʌl.la.nam.do]) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the southern half of the former Jeolla
Jeolla
province, remained a province of Korea
Korea
until the country's division in 1945, then became part of South Korea. Gwangju was the capital of the province, until the provincial office moved to the southern village of Namak, Muan
Muan
County in 2005.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Administrative divisions 3 Sister cities and provinces 4 Religion 5 List of Governors of South Jeolla
Jeolla
Province 6 Tourism 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Geography[edit] The province is part of the Honam
Honam
region, and is bounded on the west by the Yellow Sea, on the north by Jeollabuk-do
Jeollabuk-do
Province, on the south by Jeju Strait, and on the east by Gyeongsangnam-do. There are almost 2,000 islands along the coastline, about three quarters of which are uninhabited. The coastline is about 6,100 kilometres (3,800 mi) long. Some of the marine products, in particular oyster and seaweed cultivation, are leading in South Korea. The province is only partially mountainous. The plains along the rivers Seomjin, Yeongsan and Tamjin create a large granary. There is abundant rainfall in the area, which helps agriculture. The province is also home to the warmest weather on the peninsula. This helps to produce large amounts of agricultural produce, mainly rice, wheat, barley, pulses and potatoes. Vegetables, cotton and fruits are also grown in the province. A small amount of gold and coal is mined in the province, but industries have also been developed in the area. Administrative divisions[edit] Main article: Cities and Counties of Jeollanam-do Jeollanam-do is divided into 5 cities (si) and 17 counties (gun). Listed below is the name of each entity in English, hangul, and hanja.

Yeosu

Mokpo

Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2012)[1] Subdivisions

— City —

1 Yeosu 여수시 麗水市 290,774 1 eup, 6 myeon, 20 haengjeong-dong

2 Mokpo 목포시 木浦市 238,368 23 haengjeong-dong

3 Suncheon 순천시 順天市 279,435 1 eup, 10 myeon, 13 haengjeong-dong

4 Gwangyang 광양시 光陽市 152,131 1 eup, 6 myeon, 5 haengjeong-dong

5 Naju 나주시 羅州市 100,312 1 eup, 12 myeon, 7 haengjeong-dong

— County —

6 Muan
Muan
County 무안군 務安郡 71,294 3 eup, 6 myeon

7 Haenam County 해남군 海南郡 81,321 1 eup, 13 myeon

8 Goheung County 고흥군 高興郡 76,118 2 eup, 14 myeon

9 Hwasun County 화순군 和順郡 70,757 1 eup, 12 myeon

10 Yeongam County 영암군 靈巖郡 64,596 2 eup, 9 myeon

11 Yeonggwang County 영광군 靈光郡 58,026 3 eup, 8 myeon

12 Wando County 완도군 莞島郡 54 867 3 eup, 9 myeon

13 Damyang County 담양군 潭陽郡 48,329 1 eup, 11 myeon

14 Boseong County 보성군 寶城郡 49,940 2 eup, 10 myeon

15 Jangseong County 장성군 長城郡 47,231 1 eup, 10 myeon

16 Jangheung County 장흥군 長興郡 42,643 3 eup, 7 myeon

17 Gangjin County 강진군 康津郡 41,160 1 eup, 10 myeon

18 Sinan County 신안군 新安郡 46,007 2 eup, 12 myeon

19 Hampyeong County 함평군 咸平郡 37,528 1 eup, 8 myeon

20 Jindo County 진도군 珍島郡 34,486 1 eup, 6 myeon

21 Gokseong County 곡성군 谷城郡 32,896 1 eup, 10 myeon

22 Gurye County 구례군 求禮郡 27,765 1 eup, 7 myeon

Sister cities and provinces[edit]

State of Arizona, United States
United States
of America Gyeongsan, South Korea Ipswich, Australia State of Oregon, United States
United States
of America[2] Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

Religion[edit]

Religion in South Jeolla
Jeolla
(2005)[3]   Not religious (53.4%)    Protestantism
Protestantism
(21.8%)    Buddhism
Buddhism
(16.1%)   Catholicism (8.7%)

According to the census of 2005, of the people of South Jeolla
Jeolla
30.5% follow Christianity
Christianity
(21.8% Protestantism
Protestantism
and 8.7% Catholicism) and 16.1% follow Buddhism.[3] 53.4% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism
Muism
and other indigenous religions. List of Governors of South Jeolla
Jeolla
Province[edit]

31st: Heo Kyung-man (July 1, 1995 — July 1, 1998) — 1st term. 32nd: Heo Kyung-man (July 1, 1998 — July 1, 2002) — 2nd term. 33rd: Park Tae-young (July 1, 2002 — April 29, 2004) — Died in office 34th: Park Jun-young (June 6, 2004 — July 1, 2006) — 1st term. 35th: Park Jun-young (July 1, 2006 — July 1, 2010) — 2nd term. 36th: Park Jun-young (July 1, 2010 — July 1, 2014) — 3rd term. 37th: Lee Nak-yeon
Lee Nak-yeon
(July 1, 2014 — Present)

Tourism[edit]

Yeosu
Yeosu
Yeosu
Yeosu
Jinnamgwan, Hyangiram, Yi Sun Shin Square Suncheon
Suncheon
Songgwangsa
Songgwangsa
Temple, Seonamsa
Seonamsa
Temple, Nagan Eupseong Folk Village Mokpo
Mokpo
Mokpo
Mokpo
Modern History Museum, Gatbawi Rock, Yudal Mountain Haenam — Ttanggut (End of the Land) Village, Mihwangsa
Mihwangsa
Temple Gurye — Hwaeomsa
Hwaeomsa
Temple Damyang — Damyang Juknokwon, Metasequoia-lined Road, Soswaewon Garden Boseong — Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon

See also[edit]

List of Korea-related topics

References[edit]

^ "Statistics". South Jeolla
Jeolla
Province. Retrieved 2013-07-19.  ^ "Background Brief on International Trade" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-09. Retrieved 2008-07-21.  ^ a b "2005 Census - Religion Results". Archived from the original on 2015-09-04. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jeollanam-do.

South Jeolla
Jeolla
travel guide from Wikivoyage Jeollanam-do provincial government English-language home page

Places adjacent to South Jeolla
Jeolla
Province

North Jeolla
Jeolla
Province

Yellow Sea

South Jeolla

South Gyeongsang Province

Yellow Sea Jiangsu,  China Korean Strait Jeju Province Korean Strait  Nagasaki Prefecture,  Japan  Saga Prefecture,  Japan

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South Jeolla
Jeolla
Province

Muan
Muan
(capital)

Cities

Gwangyang Mokpo Naju Suncheon Yeosu

Counties

Boseong Damyang Gangjin Goheung Gokseong Gurye Haenam Hampyeong Hwasun Jangheung Jangseong Jindo Muan Sinan Wando Yeongam Yeonggwang

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Regions and administrative divisions of South Korea

Regions

Sudogwon (Capital area) Gwandong

Yeongdong Yeongseo

Hoseo

Daejeon-Sejong-Chungnam Chungbuk

Honam Yeongnam

Daegu-Gyeongbuk Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam Southeastern MIR

Jeju

Provinces

North Chungcheong South Chungcheong Gangwon Gyeonggi North Gyeongsang South Gyeongsang North Jeolla South Jeolla

Special
Special
self-governing province

Jeju

Special
Special
city

Seoul

Special
Special
self-governing city

Sejong

Metropolitan cities

Busan Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Incheon Ulsan

The Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces

North Hamgyeong South Hamgyeong Hwanghae North Pyeongan South Pyeongan

Authority control

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