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Encyclopedia > South Jeolla
South Jeolla Province

Picture of the coastline in South Jeolla, South Korea. ...

Korean name
Revised Romanization Jeollanam-do
McCune-Reischauer Chŏllanam-do
Hangul 전라 남도
Hanja 全羅南道
Short name Jeonnam (Chŏnnam; 전남)
Statistics
Population 1,994,287 (2000 census, excluding Gwangju)
Area 11,858 km² (excluding Gwangju)
Government Province
Capital Gwangju
Administrative divisions 5 cities (Si), 17 counties (Gun)
Region Honam
Dialect Jeolla
Location map
Map of South Korea highlighting the province

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. The provincial capital and largest city is Gwangju, which is separately administered as a provincial-level Metropolitan City. The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Hangul is the native alphabet used to write the Korean language (as opposed to the Hanja system borrowed from China). ... Hanja (lit. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... This article is about Gwangju Metropolitan City in South Korea. ... Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. ... Honam is a region coinciding with the former Jeolla Province in what is now South Korea. ... The Korean language is spoken in a number of different dialects around the Korean peninsula. ... Map of South Jeolla, South Korea From german wikipedia, created by User:Kokiri File links The following pages link to this file: South Jeolla Mokpo Naju Yeosu Gwangyang Suncheon Boseong County Damyang County Gangjin County Goheung County Gokseong County Gurye County Haenam County Hampyeong County Hwasun County Jangheung County Jangseong... Administrative divisions of South Korea South Korea is divided into 1 Special City (Teukbyeolsi), 6 Metropolitan Cities (Gwangyeoksi), and 9 Provinces (Do). ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jeolla (Jeolla-do) was one of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. ... Korea is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in northern East Asia, bordering on China to the west and Russia to the north. ... The Korean peninsula, first divided along the 38th parallel, later along the demarcation line On August 10, 1945 there was a meeting of commissions of the ministry of the exterior, the ministry of war and the ministry of marines. ... This article is about Gwangju Metropolitan City in South Korea. ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ...

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Geography and Resources

The province is part of the Honam region, and is bounded on the west by the Yellow Sea, on the north by North Jeolla Province, on the south by Jeju Strait, and on the east by South Gyeongsang Province. Honam is a region coinciding with the former Jeolla Province in what is now South Korea. ... Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. ... The Yellow Sea (in North and South Korea, it is also called the West Sea (strangely not disputed like East Sea) is the northern part of the East China Sea, which in turn is a part of the Pacific Ocean. ... North Jeolla is a province in the southwest of South Korea. ... South Gyeongsang is a province in the southeast of South Korea. ...


There are almost 2,000 islands along the coastline, about three quarters of which are uninhabited. The coastline is about 6,100 kilometres long. Some of the marine products, in particular oyster and seeweed cultivation, are leading in South Korea. The name oyster is used for a number of different groups of mollusks which grow for the most part in marine or brackish water. ...


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. Species Oryza barthii Oryza glaberrima Oryza latifolia Oryza longistaminata Oryza punctata Oryza rufipogon Oryza sativa References ITIS 41975 2002-09-22 This article is about the food grain, not the university or Condoleezza Rice; see also rice (disambiguation). ... Species T. boeoticum T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat (Triticum spp) is a grass that is cultivated around the world. ... Species Hordeum arizonicum Hordeum brachyantherum Hordeum bulbosum Hordeum californica Hordeum depressum Hordeum intercedens Hordeum jubatum Hordeum marinum Hordeum murinum Hordeum pusillum Hordeum secalinum Hordeum spontaneum Hordeum vulgare References ITIS 40865 2002-09-22 Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is a major food and animal feed crop, and a member of the grass... In medicine, a persons pulse is the throbbing of their arteries as an effect of the heart beat. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, grown for its starchy tuber. ... Vegetables on a market Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, spice, or grain. ... Cotton is a soft fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ...


A small amount of gold and coal is mined in the province, but industries have also been developed in the area. General Name, Symbol, Number Gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 (IB), 6, d Density, Hardness 19300 kg/m3, 2. ... Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. ...


Administrative divisions

South Jeolla is divided into 5 cities ("Si" or "Shi") and 17 counties ("Gun"). Listed below is the name of each entity in English and Hangul. Hangul is the native alphabet used to write the Korean language (as opposed to the Hanja system borrowed from China). ...


Cities

Gwangyang (Gwangyang-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Mokpo (Mokpo-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, on the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. ... Naju (Naju-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Suncheon (Suncheon-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Yeosu (Yeosu-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ...

Counties

Boseong County (Boseong_gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Damyang County (Damyang-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Gangjin County (Gangjin-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Goheung County (Goheung-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Gokseong County (Gokseong-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Gurye County (Gurye-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Haenam County (Haenam-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Hampyeong County (Hampyeong-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Hwasun County (Hwasun-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Jangheung County (Jangheung-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Jangseong County (Jangseong-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Jindo County (Jindo-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Muan County (Muan-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Sinan County (Sinan-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Wando County (Wando-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Yeongam County (Yeongam-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Yeonggwang County (Yeonggwang-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. ...

See also

  • List of Korea-related topics

This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ...

External link

  • Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla) provincial government English-language home page (http://english.jeonnam.go.kr/)


Administrative divisions of South Korea
Special City
Seoul
Metropolitan Cities
Busan | Daegu | Daejeon | Gwangju | Incheon | Ulsan
Provinces
North Chungcheong | South Chungcheong | Gangwon | Gyeonggi | North Gyeongsang | South Gyeongsang | Jeju | North Jeolla | South Jeolla

 
 

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