Geojedo


Geojedo

Infobox Korean name
hangul=거제도
hanja=巨濟島
rr=Geojedo
mr=Kŏjedo

Infobox Islands
name = Geojedo


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Location map|South Korea|lat=34.858056|long=128.618333
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native name = 거제도
native name link = Korean language
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location = Korea Strait
coordinates = coord|34|51|29|N|128|37|06|E|display=inline
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area = convert|383.44|km2|sqmi
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highest mount = Gara
elevation = convert|580|m|ft
country = South Korea
country admin divisions title = Province
country admin divisions = Gyeongsangnam-do
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country largest city = Geoje
country largest city population = 219,500
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ethnic groups = Korean
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Geojedo or Geoje Island (also often spelled Koje Island) is the principal island of Geoje City, on the southern coast of Gyeongsangnam-do province, South Korea. It is joined to land by two bridges from nearby Tongyeong. Sinhyeon is the largest town on the island.

Geoje Island covers an area of 383.44 km², the second largest island in South Korea (second to Jeju Island). The landscape features several peaks: Gara (580 m), Gyerong (554.9 m), the skirmisher mountain (465.5 m), Daegeum (437.5 m) and Googsabong (400 m). Geojedo is known for its rich deposits of granite. The southern belt of Geojedo, together with part of Namhaedo in Namhae County, belongs to Hallyeo Maritime National Park.

Geoje Island features several natural harbors. Shipbuilding is the largest industry on the island. The second and third largest shipyards in South Korea are both located on the island, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in the city of Okpo, and Samsung Heavy Industies (SHI) in the city of Gohyeon (Geoje City).

ee also

*Islands of South Korea
*Geography of South Korea
*List of Korea-related topics

External links

* [http://97k.eu/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=korea_land Photographs from Okpo and Geoje Island]


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