Wando County

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Wando
완도군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Wando-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Wando-gun
Official logo of Wando
Emblem of Wando
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 3 eup, 9 myeon
Area
 • Total 391.81 km2 (151.28 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 66,978
 • Density 179/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Wando County (Wando-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. It takes its name from the island of Wando, which is the largest island within the county and serves as the county seat. Wando island is perhaps most famous for Cheonghaejin, the former headquarters of Jang Bogo, a 9th-century Korean historical figure whose private fleet and army dominated the sea routes in the Yellow Sea. Wando's most famous native in modern times is champion golfer K.J. Choi.

Districts[edit]

Classification Area (km2) Units Population
Wando-eup 54.11 8,089 19,761
Geumil-eup 28.14 1,945 4,033
Nohwa-eup 31.94 2,545 5,780
Gunwae-myun 42.78 1,889 3,732
Shinji-myun 31.31 1,822 3,874
Gogeum-myun 46.38 2,263 4,651
Yaksan-myun 28.80 1,28 2,586
Chungsan-myun 41.88 1,319 2,613
Soan-myun 28.37 1,4 3,021
Geumdang-myun 14.22 560 1,184
Bogil-myun 32.54 1,141 2,819
Saengil-myun 15.07 492 945
Total 395.54 24,745 54,999

Speciality[edit]

Gim is produced the best in the Wando area. Laver farming goes back 200 years, and with 22%, Wando is the biggest production area. In 2006, Wando exported about 2.3 million tons of green laver to the United States, Japan, and Taiwan.[1]


Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wando (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
7.9
(46.2)
11.8
(53.2)
17.3
(63.1)
21.4
(70.5)
24.6
(76.3)
27.5
(81.5)
29.2
(84.6)
26.1
(79)
21.2
(70.2)
14.8
(58.6)
9.0
(48.2)
18.1
(64.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
3.9
(39)
7.5
(45.5)
12.7
(54.9)
17.1
(62.8)
20.7
(69.3)
24.3
(75.7)
25.7
(78.3)
22.2
(72)
16.9
(62.4)
10.7
(51.3)
5.1
(41.2)
14.1
(57.4)
Average low °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
0.5
(32.9)
3.8
(38.8)
8.6
(47.5)
13.3
(55.9)
17.6
(63.7)
21.8
(71.2)
23.1
(73.6)
19.2
(66.6)
13.3
(55.9)
7.1
(44.8)
1.8
(35.2)
10.8
(51.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 34.2
(1.346)
52.8
(2.079)
95.5
(3.76)
119.2
(4.693)
135.4
(5.331)
243.0
(9.567)
285.7
(11.248)
243.6
(9.591)
182.1
(7.169)
56.5
(2.224)
57.2
(2.252)
27.4
(1.079)
1,532.7
(60.343)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.2 7.5 9.7 9.0 9.5 11.3 13.5 11.6 9.0 5.9 7.6 7.3 110.1
 % humidity 67.0 66.4 66.4 67.5 73.0 80.0 85.6 82.2 76.5 69.5 68.6 67.9 72.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 149.1 156.9 181.0 203.6 206.5 159.0 145.7 183.2 166.1 203.8 163.0 149.0 2,066.7
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Sister cities[edit]

Wando is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'김의 고장' 완도서 햇김 본격 출하". Newsis. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 완도(170)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°19′N 126°45′E / 34.317°N 126.750°E / 34.317; 126.750