Yeongam

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Yeongam
영암
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 영암군
 • Hanja 靈巖郡
 • Revised Romanization Yeongam-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏng'am-gun
Coordinates: 34°47′N 126°42′W / 34.783°N 126.7°W / 34.783; -126.7Coordinates: 34°47′N 126°42′W / 34.783°N 126.7°W / 34.783; -126.7
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 2 eups, 9 myeons
Area
 • Total 544.48 km2 (210.22 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 65,268
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Yeongam is a county in South Jeolla Province of South Korea. It borders Mokpo and Naju to the north, Jangheung County to the east, and Haenam and Gangjin to the south. Yeongam county contains two towns, called eups, and nine townships, called myeons. The populated is about 60,000 people, and the county hall is seated in Yeongam-eup.

In 2010, the first ever Korean Grand Prix was held next to the harbor, at the Korean International Circuit. The track was designed by Hermann Tilke. The circuit is part permanent, part temporary. Construction began in 2007, and was completed in September/October 2010. The circuit will host the Grand Prix until 2016.[1] After that, a 5 year option would have to be picked up to keep the race until at least 2021.

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