National parks of South Korea
The national parks of South Korea are preserved parcels of public land on which most forms of development are prohibited. They cover a total of 6.6% of the country's area, and are typically located in mountainous or coastal regions. The country's largest mountain park is Jirisan National Park in the southwest; this was also the first national park to be designated in 1967. The largest marine park is Dadohaehaesang, with an area of more than 2,200 km2 (850 sq mi), but almost all of this is water. The smallest park is Wolchulsan, with an area of only 56.1 km2 (21.7 sq mi).
There are currently 21 national parks in South Korea; the parks, with the exception of Hallasan National Park, are managed by the Korea National Parks Service, established in 1987. The Authority operates its own police force, and since 1998 has been under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment. It was previously under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Construction.
List of national parks of South Korea
(English, hangul, hanja)
|1983||700180000000000000080 km2 (31 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Jeollabuk-do||1988||7002155000000000000155 km2 (60 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|Gangwon-do||1984||7002182000000000000182 km2 (70 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Jeollanam-do||1981||70032325000000000002,325 km2 (898 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|1975||7002232000000000000232 km2 (90 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1972||700177000000000000077 km2 (30 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gyeongsangbuk-do||1968||7002137000000000000137 km2 (53 sq mi)||Historical|
|1968||700165000000000000065 km2 (25 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Jeju-do||1970||7002153000000000000153 km2 (59 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1968||7002545000000000000545 km2 (210 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|1967||7002472000000000000472 km2 (182 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gyeongsangbuk-do||1976||7002107000000000000107 km2 (41 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1971||700181000000000000081 km2 (31 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gangwon-do||1975||7002304000000000000304 km2 (117 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gangwon-do||1970||7002398000000000000398 km2 (154 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1987||7002322000000000000322 km2 (124 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1970||7002274000000000000274 km2 (106 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Chungcheongnam-do||1978||7002326000000000000326 km2 (126 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|Jeollanam-do||1988||700156000000000000056 km2 (22 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1984||7002288000000000000288 km2 (111 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|2012||700175000000000000075 km2 (29 sq mi)||Mountainous|
- http://www.index.go.kr/egams/stts/jsp/potal/stts/PO_STTS_IdxMain.jsp?idx_cd=1460&bbs=INDX_001 e-나라지표 국립공원현황], Statistics Korea
- "National Parks: About the Korea National Park Service". Korea National Parks Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
- "About National Parks". Korea National Parks Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
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- Korea National Parks Service, manager of 19 of the 20 national parks