Hallyeohaesang National Park

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한려해상국립공원, 閑麗海上國立公園
Hallyeohaesang National Marine Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Area 545.63 km2 (210.67 sq mi)[1]
Established 31 December 1968
Governing body Korea National Park Service

Hallyeo Haesang National Park (Korean: 한려해상국립공원, 閑麗海上國立公園) in South Korea was designated as national park in 1968 in accordance with Natural Park Act. It comprises six districts: Sangju-Geumsan Mt. district, Namhaedaegyo district, Sacheon district, Tongyeong-Hansan district, Geoje-Haegeumgang district and Yeosu-Odongdo district. The total area is 545.63 km2 (210.67 sq mi) with 395.49 km2 (152.70 sq mi) being marine area and 150.14 km2 (57.97 sq mi) being land area.[1]

Flora and Fauna[edit]

The National Park is known to have 1142 species of plants including Red Pine, Black Pine, Common Camellia, Serrata Oak, Cork Oak as well as rare species such as Nadopungnan (Sedirea Japonica), Daeheongnan (Cymbidium Nipponicum) and the Korean winter hazel. It boasts 25 mammal species, 115 bird species, 16 reptile species, 1,566 insect species, and 24 freshwater fish species,[1] including the vulnerable bird species Pitta nympha, also known as the Fairy Pitta.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Hallyeohaesang: Intro". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hallyeohaesang: Flagship Species". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 

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Coordinates: 34°45′32″N 127°58′33″E / 34.75889°N 127.97583°E / 34.75889; 127.97583