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Member Regional Governments

Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

Won Hee-ryong

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameJeju Special Self-Governing Province
  • GovernorWon Hee-ryong

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

tree

tree

Noknamu

bird

bird

colored woodpecker

flower

flower

Chamkkot

History

  • In 1105 (King Sukjong's 10th year), the Goryeo Court abolished the name Takna which had been used and from that year on, the island was known as“Tamnagun”(District) and Goryeo officials were sent to handle the affairs of the island.
  • Japan annexed Korea in 1910 and in 1915 the gun or county system, which had been adopted in 1906 was abolished and Jeju Island was designated as part of the 'island' system and called Jeju Myeon under South Jeolla Province.
  • 1946, Jeju Special Autonomous Province was removed from the‘island’system under South Jeolla Province and designated as an independent province with 2 counties.
  • Jeju (Cheju), on 1 July 2006, was made into the first only special autonomous province of South Korea.

Topographic Features

  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is an isolated island south-east of the mainland of South Korea. Jeju plays a pivotal role that connects the continent and the ocean, and is readily accessible to cities such as Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul, being within a two hour flight.
  • The island is 73km wide and 41km long with a total area of 1,848 Jeju the largest island in South Korea, came into existence 700 to 1,200 thousand years ago when lava spewed from a sub-sea volcano and surfaced above the waters.
  • Because of the relative isolation of the island, the people of Jeju have developed a culture and language that is distinct from those of mainland Korea. Jeju is home to thousands of local legends. Perhaps the most distinct cultural artifact is the ubiquitous doll hareubang “( stone grandfather”) carved from a block of basalt.
  • Jeju’s natural environment has been preserved as best as possible. The fantastically shaped rocks decorating the seashores, the hundreds of Oreums (secondary volcanoes) and the rarest species of flora around the Baekrok-dam lake are all treasures waiting to be discovered by visitors.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 1,848.4㎢
  • Location : 33˚06′~ 34˚00′north latitude and 126˚08′~ 126˚58 east longitude
  • Climate - Average temperature : Jeju 16.4℃, Seogwipo 17.8℃ - Annual precipitation : Jeju 1,333.8㎜, Seogwipo 2,018.0㎜ - temperate oceanic climate1,500mm
Population
  • Population : 582,693 (Male 291,659, Female 291,034) (October 2012)
  • Population density : 2.52/㎢ (October 2012)
Major Event
  • Jeju Eulalia Festival, Seongsan Ilchul Festival, Winter Sea Penguin Swimming Competition, Tamra Cultural Festival, Jeju Rape Blossoms Festival, Winter Sea Penguin Swimming Competition Arangje
Tourist Attractions
  • Seongsan Ilchulbong(Sunrise Peak), Micheon Cave(Ilchul Land), Baekrokdam, Jungmun Beach, Samseonghyeol, Hallim Park

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP : ₩ 7,049.5 bln
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 13,131,400
Industry
  • Industrial structure - Industrial structure : Primary industry 14.3%, secondary industry 2.8%, tertiary industry 82.9% - 23 Authorized Tourists Complex and Sites are in Development - 3 designated tourism complexes and 11 tourism sites are under developed - Main development projects : Leisure Residence Complex, Myth, History Park, Seogwipo Tourism Port, Seongsan Marine Resort
Products
  • Agricultural product : Tangerine, garlic, flowering plants

Others

  • Contact:Peace and Cooperation Division
  • Address : Munyeonno 2, Jeju-si Jeju Special Self-Governing Province 690-700 Korea
  • Tel.:+82-64-710-6263
  • Fax.:+82-64-710-6259
  • Official Website : http://www.jeju.go.kr