South Jeolla Province
|South Jeolla Province
|• Revised Romanization||Jeollanam-do|
|Subdivisions||5 cities; 17 counties|
|• Governor||Lee Nak-yon|
|• Total||12,247 km2 (4,729 sq mi)|
|Population (October, 2014)|
|• Density||142/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Camellia japonica|
|• Bird||Oriental turtle dove|
South Jeolla Province or Jeollanam-do 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. Gwangju was the capital of the province, until the provincial office moved to the southern village of Namak, Muan County in 2005.
There are almost 2,000 islands along the coastline, about three quarters of which are uninhabited. The coastline is about 6,100 kilometres (3,800 mi) long. Some of the marine products, in particular oyster and seaweed cultivation, are leading in South Korea.
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.
|— City —|
|1||Yeosu||여수시||麗水市||290,774||1 eup, 6 myeon, 20 haengjeong-dong|
|3||Suncheon||순천시||順天市||279,435||1 eup, 10 myeon, 13 haengjeong-dong|
|4||Gwangyang||광양시||光陽市||152,131||1 eup, 6 myeon, 5 haengjeong-dong|
|5||Naju||나주시||羅州市||100,312||1 eup, 12 myeon, 7 haengjeong-dong|
|— County —|
|6||Muan County||무안군||務安郡||71,294||3 eup, 6 myeon|
|7||Haenam County||해남군||海南郡||81,321||1 eup, 13 myeon|
|8||Goheung County||고흥군||高興郡||76,118||2 eup, 14 myeon|
|9||Hwasun County||화순군||和順郡||70,757||1 eup, 12 myeon|
|10||Yeongam County||영암군||靈巖郡||64,596||2 eup, 9 myeon|
|11||Yeonggwang County||영광군||靈光郡||58,026||3 eup, 8 myeon|
|12||Wando County||완도군||莞島郡||54 867||3 eup, 9 myeon|
|13||Damyang County||담양군||潭陽郡||48,329||1 eup, 11 myeon|
|14||Boseong County||보성군||寶城郡||49,940||2 eup, 10 myeon|
|15||Jangseong County||장성군||長城郡||47,231||1 eup, 10 myeon|
|16||Jangheung County||장흥군||長興郡||42,643||3 eup, 7 myeon|
|17||Gangjin County||강진군||康津郡||41,160||1 eup, 10 myeon|
|18||Sinan County||신안군||新安郡||46,007||2 eup, 12 myeon|
|19||Hampyeong County||함평군||咸平郡||37,528||1 eup, 8 myeon|
|20||Jindo County||진도군||珍島郡||34,486||1 eup, 6 myeon|
|21||Gokseong County||곡성군||谷城郡||32,896||1 eup, 10 myeon|
|22||Gurye County||구례군||求禮郡||27,765||1 eup, 7 myeon|
Sister cities and provinces
- State of Arizona, United States of America
- Gyeongsan, South Korea
- Ipswich, Australia
- State of Oregon, United States of America
- Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China
According to the census of 2005, of the people of South Jeolla 30.5% follow Christianity (21.8% Protestantism and 8.7% Catholicism) and 16.1% follow Buddhism. 53.4% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism and other indigenous religions.
List of Governors of South Jeolla Province
- 31st : Heo Kyung-man(July 1, 1995 ~ July 1, 1998) - 1st term.
- 32nd : Heo Kyung-man(July 1, 1998 ~ July 1, 2002) - 2nd term.
- 33rd : Park Tae-young(July 1, 2002 ~ April 29, 2004) - died in office(suicide to Han river.)
- 34th : Park Jun-young(June 6, 2004 ~ July 1, 2006) - 1st term.
- 35th : Park Jun-young(July 1, 2006 ~ July 1, 2010) - 2nd term.
- 36th : Park Jun-young(July 1, 2010 ~ July 1, 2014) - 3rd term.
- 37th : Lee Nak-yon(July 1, 2014 ~ incumbent)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jeollanam-do.|
- South Jeolla travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Jeollanam-do provincial government English-language home page