List of national parks of South Korea
The national parks of South Korea are preserved parcels of public land on which most forms of development are prohibited. They cover a total of 6.6% of the country's area, and are typically located in mountainous or coastal regions. The country's largest mountain park is Jirisan National Park in the southwest; this was also the first national park to be designated in 1967. The largest marine park is Dadohaehaesang, with an area of more than 2,200 km2 (850 sq mi), but almost all of this is water. The smallest park is Wolchulsan, with an area of only 56.1 km2 (21.7 sq mi).
As of 2016, there are 22 national parks in South Korea; the parks, with the exception of Hallasan National Park, are managed by the Korea National Park Service, established in 1987. The Authority operates its own police force, and since 1998 has been under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment. It was previously under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Construction.
(English, hangul, hanja)
|1983||80 km2 (31 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Jeollabuk-do||1988||155 km2 (60 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|Gangwon-do||1984||182 km2 (70 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Jeollanam-do||1981||2,325 km2 (898 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|1975||232 km2 (90 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1972||77 km2 (30 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gyeongsangbuk-do||1968||137 km2 (53 sq mi)||Historical|
|1968||65 km2 (25 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Jeju-do||1970||153 km2 (59 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1968||545 km2 (210 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|1967||472 km2 (182 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gyeongsangbuk-do||1976||107 km2 (41 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1971||81 km2 (31 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gangwon-do||1975||304 km2 (117 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Gangwon-do||1970||398 km2 (154 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1987||322 km2 (124 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1970||274 km2 (106 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Chungcheongnam-do||1978||326 km2 (126 sq mi)||Marine and coastal|
|Jeollanam-do||1988||56 km2 (22 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|1984||288 km2 (111 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|2012||75 km2 (29 sq mi)||Mountainous|
|Yeongwol, Jeongseon, Taebaek, Gangwon
|2016||70 km2 (27 sq mi)||Mountainous|
- "e-나라지표 국립공원현황" (in Korean). Statistics Korea. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
- "National Parks: About the Korea National Park Service". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
- "About National Parks". Korea National Park Service. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
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- Korea National Park Service, manager of 21 of the 22 national parks