Sorokdo

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Sorokdo

소록도
小鹿島
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul소록도
 • Hanja小鹿島
CountrySouth Korea
RegionJeolla
Area
 • Total4.46 km2 (1.72 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,169

Sorokdo (Sorok island) is an island in Goheung, Jeolla, South Korea.

"Sorok" means "small deer", which the island's coastline, viewed from above, is supposed to resemble.[1]

Travelling to Sorokdo[edit]

It takes five minutes to reach Sorokdo from Nokdong-hang (Nokdong harbor) in Goheung. As of 3 March 2009, Sorok-Daegyo (bridge) is open for traffic.

Leper Colony[edit]

Sorokdo is the site of a leper colony with a history of patient abuse including slave labor, forced sterilizations, and starvation, under both Japanese and Korean administration.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korean Leper Colony: Sorok Island". koreabridge.net. May 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Korean ex-leprosy patients return to island colony". The State. 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  3. ^ "Sorok Island: The last leper colony". The State. 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2013-11-24.

월간 GEO, 한센인들의 마음의 고향-소록도 기사.

Coordinates: 34°30′N 127°07′E / 34.500°N 127.117°E / 34.500; 127.117