South Jeolla Province
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South Jeolla Province

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

South Jeolla Province

Korean transcription(s)
 o Hangul????
 o Hanja????
 o McCune-ReischauerCh?llanam-do
 o Revised RomanizationJeollanam-do
Official logo of South Jeolla Province
Location of South Jeolla Province
CountrySouth Korea
Subdivisions5 cities; 17 counties
 o GovernorKim Yung-rok (Democratic)
 o Total12,247 km2 (4,729 sq mi)
Area rank3rd
(October, 2014)
 o Total1,902,324
 o Rank6th
 o Density142/km2 (370/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 o FlowerCamellia japonica
 o TreeGinkgo
 o BirdOriental turtle dove
ISO 3166 codeKR-46
DialectJeolla (in English)

South Jeolla Province or Jeollanam-do (Korean pronunciation: []) 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.


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.

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.

Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2012)[1] Subdivisions
South Jeolla Municipal.svg
-- City --
1 Yeosu 290,774 1 eup, 6 myeon, 20 haengjeong-dong
2 Mokpo 238,368 23 haengjeong-dong
3 Suncheon 279,435 1 eup, 10 myeon, 13 haengjeong-dong
4 Gwangyang 152,131 1 eup, 6 myeon, 5 haengjeong-dong
5 Naju 100,312 1 eup, 12 myeon, 7 haengjeong-dong
-- County --
6 Muan County 71,294 3 eup, 6 myeon
7 Haenam County 81,321 1 eup, 13 myeon
8 Goheung County 76,118 2 eup, 14 myeon
9 Hwasun County 70,757 1 eup, 12 myeon
10 Yeongam County 64,596 2 eup, 9 myeon
11 Yeonggwang County 58,026 3 eup, 8 myeon
12 Wando County 54 867 3 eup, 9 myeon
13 Damyang County 48,329 1 eup, 11 myeon
14 Boseong County 49,940 2 eup, 10 myeon
15 Jangseong County 47,231 1 eup, 10 myeon
16 Jangheung County 42,643 3 eup, 7 myeon
17 Gangjin County 41,160 1 eup, 10 myeon
18 Sinan County 46,007 2 eup, 12 myeon
19 Hampyeong County 37,528 1 eup, 8 myeon
20 Jindo County 34,486 1 eup, 6 myeon
21 Gokseong County 32,896 1 eup, 10 myeon
22 Gurye County 27,765 1 eup, 7 myeon

Sister cities and provinces


Religion in South Jeolla (2005)[3]

  Not religious (53.4%)
  Protestantism (21.8%)
  Buddhism (16.1%)
  Catholicism (8.7%)

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.[3] 53.4% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism and other indigenous religions.

List of Governors of South Jeolla Province


See also


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

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