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South Jeolla Province

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Country  South Korea
Area  12,247 km2
Capital  Muan
Region  Honam

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Colleges and Universities  Dongshin University
Destinations  Yeosu, Suncheon, Mokpo, Gwangyang, Naju
Points of interest  Songgwangsa, Hongdo, Unjusa, Soswaewon, Seonamsa

Population  1.902 million (Oct 2014)

Map of South Jeolla Province

South Jeolla Province or Jeollanam-do ([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 province, remained a province of 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 County in 2005.

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Geography

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The province is part of the Honam region, and is bounded on the west by the Yellow Sea, on the north by Jeollabuk-do Province, on the south by Jeju Strait, and on the east by Gyeongsangnam-do.

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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

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.

Sister cities and provinces

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  • Gyeongsan, South Korea
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  • Religion

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

    List of Governors of South Jeolla Province

  • 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-yon (July 1, 2014 — Present)
  • References

    South Jeolla Province Wikipedia


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