Emblem of Jeollanam
Map of South Korea with Jeollanam highlighted Government Province Capital Muan Governor Park Joon-yung Dialect Jeolla Region Honam Area 12,095 km²(3rd) Population (2005) - Population 1,819,819 (5th) - Density 150 /km² Cities 5 Counties 17 Website jeonnam.go.kr (English) Metropolitan Symbols - Flower Camellia Japonica - Tree Ginkgo - Bird Streptopelia Orientalis
Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla) 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.
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.
- Boseong County (보성군, 寶城郡)
- Damyang County (담양군, 潭陽郡)
- Gangjin County (강진군, 康津郡)
- Goheung County (고흥군, 高興郡)
- Gokseong County (곡성군, 谷城郡)
- Gurye County (구례군, 求禮郡)
Sister cities and provinces
- Gyeongsan, South Korea
- Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China
- Ipswich, Australia
- Oregon, United States of America
South Jeolla Capital Cities Counties Regions and administrative divisions of South Korea Regions Provinces Special self-governing province Special city Metropolitan cities Proposed special autonomous city
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