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Sorokdo

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Country  South Korea
Area  4.46 km²
Province  South Jeolla Province
Region  Jeolla
Local time  Monday 5:31 PM
Weather  11°C, Wind W at 32 km/h, 53% Humidity

Sorokdo (Sorok island) is an island in Goheung, Jeolla, South Korea. "Sorok" means "small deer", which the island is supposed to resemble.

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Travelling to Sorokdo

It takes five minutes to reach Sorokdo from Nokdong-hang (Nokdong harbor) in Goheung. As of 3 March 2009, Sorok-Daegyo (bridge) is open for traffic.

Leper Colony

Sorokdo is the site of a leper colony with a history of patient abuse including slave labor, forced sterilizations, and starvation, under both Japanese and Korean administration.

References

Sorokdo Wikipedia


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