Jeju

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Jeju Province

제주도
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑ReischauerCheju T'ŭkpyŏl Chach'ido
 • Revised RomanizationJeju Teukbyeoljachi-do
Jeju Island montage.png
Flag of Jeju Province
Flag
Location of Jeju Province
CountrySouth Korea
RegionJeju
CapitalJeju City
Subdivisions2 cities; 0 counties
Government
 • GovernorWon Hee-ryong (Independent)
 • BodyJeju Provincial Council
 • National Representation
 - National Assembly
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1.19% (constituency seats)
Area
 • Total1,849 km2 (714 sq mi)
Area rank9th
Population
 (October, 2014)
 • Total604,771
 • Rank9th
 • Density327.1/km2 (847/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 • FlowerRhododendron
 • TreeCinnamomum camphora
 • BirdWoodpecker
Area code(s)+82-64-7xx
DialectJeju
HDI (2017)0.888[1]
very high
WebsiteOfficial Website
Jeju
Hangul
제주도
Hanja
濟州島
Revised RomanizationJejudo
McCune–ReischauerChejudo

Jejudo (also known as Jeju Island) is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is the main island of Jeju Province of South Korea. The island lies in the Korea Strait, southwest of South Jeolla Province. The island contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.[2] The highest point in South Korea is the Island's dormant volcano Hallasan which stands 6,400 feet (2,000 m) above sea level.[3] Jejudo has a temperate climate. Even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C (32 °F). The Island is a popular place for Korean newlyweds to honeymoon.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. "Unesco names World Heritage sites". BBC News. June 28, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  3. "10 reasons travelers can't keep away from Jeju Island". CNN Travel. CNN/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  4. "Jeju (Cheju) Island Travel Information". Life in Asia, Inc. Retrieved 3 September 2016.