Jukdo (island)

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Korean peninsula and Ulleungdo.
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJukdo

Jukdo (죽도/竹島) is a small island adjacent to Ulleungdo, South Korea, in East Sea. It was formerly also known as Jukseodo (죽서도/竹嶼島) in Korea and China and as Boussole Rock in Europe. It lies 2 km (1 mi) east of Ulleungdo, and is the largest island in the group apart from Ulleungdo itself. In 2004, one family of three members was living on the island.


Administratively, Jukdo belongs to Jeodong-ri, Ulleung township, Ulleung County, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The Chinese characters used to write this island is Jukseodo (竹嶼). Jukdo island, measuring 734 metres (0.456 mi) long and 482 metres (0.300 mi) wide.

The Chinese characters for Jukdo (竹島) or Jukseo (竹嶼) mean "bamboo(竹) island(島)/islet(嶼)". Bamboo grasses grow in Jukdo, therefore explaining the island's Chinese name.

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Coordinates: 37°31′44″N 130°56′17″E / 37.529°N 130.938°E / 37.529; 130.938