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Jejudo
Native name: 제주도
Nickname: Sammu-samda-do = Island of no three kinds and many three kinds'
Image of Jejudo
Image of Jejudo
Map of Jejudo
Map of Jejudo
Geography
LocationEast Asia
ArchipelagoJeju
Area1,848 km2 (714 sq mi)
Length73 km (45 mi)
Width31 km (19 mi)
Highest elevation1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Highest pointHallasan
Administration
South Korea
Special Autonomous ProvinceJeju Special Autonomous Province
Largest settlementJeju City (pop. 408,364)
Demographics
Population583,284
Pop. density316/km2 (820/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsKorean
Jeju
Hangul제주도
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.[1] The highest point in South Korea is the Island's dormant volcano Hallasan which stands 6,400 feet (2,000 m) above sea level.[2] 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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Unesco names World Heritage sites". BBC News. June 28, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  2. "10 reasons travelers can't keep away from Jeju Island". CNN Travel. CNN/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  3. "Jeju (Cheju) Island Travel Information". Life in Asia, Inc. Retrieved 3 September 2016.