Jeollabuk Province

Jeollabuk-Do South Korea

Also known as North Jeolla Province

jeollabuk Do Province

Jeollabuk Do has a total population that hovers around the 2 million mark with about 11,000 foreigners living and working within the province’s cities. The western part of the province is on the coast and the East side of the province sits amongst the mountainous ranges of Sobaek, the Noryung Mountains and the Jinan basin. There are 105 islands off the mainland of Jeollabuk, 80 of which are inhabited. The province is known for its abundance of merchants who sell jewelry, ceramics, woodenware and bamboo fans. Their provincial flower is the Crape Myrtel because of its continuous bloom and perseverance in drought. The province is home to the Jeonbuk FC football club, the first club in East Asia to win the AFC Champions League.


JeollabukDo Symbol


Major Cities in Jeollabuk Province

City Symbol Population Brief Description
Gimje Symbol
116, 000-Known for its rice fields and traditional feel of Korea.
IksanIksan Symbol334, 000-Offers some interesting cultural history – Known for its annual summer festivals
JeongeupJongeup Symbol152, 000-Famous for its beautiful scenery during the Autumn months and nearby Naejang-San National Park.
JeonjuJeonju Symbol645, 000-Capital city of North Jeolla province – Has a large number of historic buildings, famous for traditional Korean food and festivals
NamwonNamwon Symbol108, 000-Home of the oldest festival in Korea, the Chunhyang Festival. Self Proclaimed “The City of Love”.

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