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Jeollanam-do Province

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Jeollanam-do Province

KIM Yung-Rok

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameJeollanam-do Province
  • GovernorKIM Yung-Rok

Symbol

Symbol
City Emblem City flower City tree City bird City Fish
City Emblem City flower

Camellia

City tree

Ginkgo tree

City bird

Oriental turtle dove

City Fish

Red Seabream

History

  • 1018 : Haeyang-do and Gangnam-do (Gangnam-do and Jeollabuk-do) Provinces are incorporated into Jeolla-do Province.
  • 1895 : Jeolla-do Province is divided into Jeonju-bu, Namwon-bu, Naju-bu, and Jeju-bu.
  • 1896 : As the 13-province system is introduced, and Jeolla-do Province is divided into south and north, the South is named Jeollanam-do Province.

Regional Characteristics

  • Jeollanam-do Province is located in the southwestern part of South Korea. With China to the west and Japan to the southeast, it is the center of Northeast Asia, the starting point of the Eurasian continent, and the gateway to the Pacific.
  • The southwest and northwest areas at the river basins consist of vast plains, where various kinds of agricultural products grow on the fertile soil. In particular, the Naju Plain with the Yeongsangang River basin is one of Korea’s most prominent breadbaskets, along with the Honam Plain in Jeollabuk-do Province.

Basic Information


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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 12,344㎢ (As of 2019)
  • Location : 33˚54′~ 35˚29′north latitude and 125˚05′~ 127˚54 east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 14.2℃(max. 35℃, min. -11℃) annual precipitation 1,100~1,500mm
Population
  • Population : 1,851,124 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households : 887,358
Major Event
  • The Great Festival of Myeongnyang, Namdo Food Festival, Gangjin Porcelain Celadon Cultural Festival, Hampyeong Butterfly Festival, Boseong Green Tea Festival, Damyang Bamboo Festival, Yeongam Wang In Culture Festival, Gurye Cornelian Cherry Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Pansori(Traditional Korean narrative songs) : Seopyeonjae(Park Yu-jeon, Jeong Eung-min, Jeong Gwon-jin, etc. of Boseong), Dongpyeonjae(Song Man-gab of Gurye)
  • Buddhist Temple : Baekyangsa Temple in Jangseong, Hwa-eomsa Temple in Gurye, Songgwangsa Temple and Seonamsa Temple in Suncheon, Daeheungsa Temple in Haenam, Unjusa Temple in Hwasun
  • Lyric Literature in-Damyang : Myeonangjeong Pavillion, Songgangjeong Pavillion, Shigyeongjeong Pavillion, Soshwaewon Garden, etc.
  • Pansori(Traditional Korean narrative songs) : Seopyeonjae(Park Yu-jeon, Jeong Eung-min, Jeong Gwon-jin, etc. of Boseong), Dongpyeonjae(Song Man-gab of Gurye)
  • Pottery : Celadon porcelain kilns in Gangjin, Miryeok pottery in Boseong, powdered celadon in Goheung, green celadon porcelain in Haenam, Hampyeong and Yeonggwang, grayish blue powdered celadon in Muan.
  • Traditional Painting : Jindo Ullimsanbang Atelier, Hwasun Yang Paeng-son’s Birth Place, Haenam Nogudang Cottage, Mokpo Namnong Memorial Hall, etc.
  • Dolmens : 20,000 thousand dolmens are scattered around the province, especially in the whole area of Hyosan-ri Dogok-myeon Hwasun-gun and Daeshin-ri Chunyang-myeon (enlisted as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage).
  • Other Cultural Heritages : Ssitgimgut (Sharman ritual for cleaning the deceased souls) in Jindo, Pilam Lecture Hall in Jangseong, historic sites of Dr. Wang In in Yeongam

Economic Status


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Economy(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩ 74,638 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 43.3 million
Industry (As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 63.2%, mining manufacturing industry 23.7%, construction industry 11.9%, agriculture and fishery 1.2%
  • Specialized industry : Metal material process, high molecule based on textile chemistry, Bio food, energy equipment
Products
  • Agricultural and fisheries product : Pear, melon, plum, fig, citron, kiwi, green tea, rice, bean, barley, sesame, onion, garlic, Chinese cabbage, green onion, bay salt, laver, seaweed, oyster, abalone, dried yellow corvine, small octopus.
  • Industrial product : Steel, petrochemical, shipbuilding, liquor, processed food, ceramics.

Others

  • Contact:International Cooperation Division
  • Address:1, Oryong-gil, Samhyang-eup, Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do, 58564, Republic of Korea
  • Tel.:+82-61-286-4738
  • Fax.:+82-61-286-4738
  • Official Website : http://www.jeonnam.go.kr