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Daebu Island

Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationDaebudo
 • McCune-ReischauerTaebudo
View from Malbuheung
View from Malbuheung
Location of Daebu Island
Daebu Island is located in South Korea
Daebu Island
Daebu Island
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°16′N 126°35′E / 37.267°N 126.583°E / 37.267; 126.583
CountrySouth Korea
Administrative divisions5 dong
 • Total41.98 km2 (16.21 sq mi)
(December 31, 2009)
 • Total7,114
 • Density169.46/km2 (438.9/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Official nameDaebudo Tidal Flat
Designated25 October 2018
Reference no.2359[1]

Daebu Island (Korean: 대부도, Daebudo) is an island in the Yellow Sea, within the municipal borders of Ansan city, Gyeonggi province. It has a population of roughly 7,114 people and an area of 41.98 km².[2] Due to rising mudflats, the island has merged with neighbouring Seongam-do (Hangeul:선감도) and Tan-do (탄도). Administratively, the island today is divided into five dong: Daebubuk-dong (대부북동), Daebunam-dong (대부남동), Daebudong-dong (대부동동), Seongam-dong (선감동) and Pungdo-dong (풍도동). The predominant industries are tourism and fishing. The island is connected (via Seongam-do and Tan-do) to the mainland in the south-east by road bridges, to Hyeong-do (형도) (and thence the mainland) in the north-east by several routes due to land reclamation efforts, and to Seonjae-do (선재도) (and thence Yeongheung Island (영흥도) and others) to the west by a further road bridge.


Larger map of the Ansan-si districts. Danwon-gu district covers the west mainland part and stretches to the sea to cover Daebudo and Pungdo islands.

During the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties, Daebu Island was included in the old jurisdiction of Namyang. On March 1, 1914, it was transferred to Bucheon, and on July 1, 1973 responsibility was transferred to Ongjin County (which later became part of Incheon Metropolitan City). On December 26, 1994 the island was moved into the jurisdiction of Ansan, where it remains today.[2]


Daebu Island has three kindergartens, three elementary schools, one middle school and a high school.[2] The island (specifically Seongam-do) is also home to the Gyeonggi English Village's Ansan Camp, an immersion village for students from Gyeonggi Province.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Daebudo Tidal Flat". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "안산시 동주민센터에 오신것을 환영합니다 (Ansansi Dongjuminsenteo Osingeoseul Hwanyeonghamnida)". Ansan City Council - Daebu-dong Citizens' Centre. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  3. ^ "Welcome to Ansan Camp". Gyeonggi English Village - Ansan Camp. Retrieved 2010-10-01.

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Coordinates: 37°16′N 126°35′E / 37.267°N 126.583°E / 37.267; 126.583