Sinan County, South Jeolla

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Sinan
신안군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Sinan-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Sinan-gun
A town in Heuksando, one of the island in Sinan county.
A town in Heuksando, one of the island in Sinan county.
Official logo of Sinan
Emblem of Sinan
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 13 myeon
Area
 • Total 653.13 km2 (252.17 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 53,150
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Sinan County (Sinan-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. The county consists of 111 inhabited islands and 719 uninhabited islands. The number of islands in this county accounts for 25% of all islands in South Korea. Big islands among them are Anjwado (45.2㎢), Aphaedo (44.3㎢), Bigeumdo (43.1㎢), Dochodo (40.3㎢), Imjado (43.2㎢), Amtaedo (38.7㎢), Jeungdo (37.2㎢), Jangsando (24.3㎢), Haui-do (16.1㎢), and Heuksando (19.7㎢). The sea area is a continental shelf with less than 15 meter in depth.[1] Sinan County is known for its specialities - Skate (fish) and Cheonilyeom(천일염). Cheonilyeom is a kind of salt. However, some salt farm workers had beaten, exploited and not paid their labours. In 2014, enslaveries on Sinan County's salt farms were discovered.

Islands[edit]

  • Anjwado (안좌도 安佐島:45.2㎢)
  • Aphaedo (압해도 押海島:44.3㎢)
  • Bigeumdo (비금도 飛禽島:43.1㎢)
  • Dochodo (도초도 都草島:40.3㎢)
  • Imjado (임자도 荏子島:43.2㎢)
  • Amtaedo (암태도 岩泰島:38.7㎢)
  • Jeungdo (증도 曾島:37.2㎢)
  • Jangsando (장산도 長山島:24.3㎢)
  • Haeuido (하의도 荷衣島:16.1㎢)
  • Heuksando (흑산도 黑山島:19.7㎢)
  • Hongdo (홍도 紅島 6.47㎢)

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Sinan is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "신안군 (Sinan-gun 新安郡)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°49′39″N 126°06′04″E / 34.827403°N 126.101146°E / 34.827403; 126.101146