Jeollanam Province

Jeonnam

Jeollanam-Do South Korea

Also known as South Jeolla Province or Jeonnam

South Jeolla Province, commonly referred to as Jeonnam, has an impressive 6100 km of coastline. Home to just under 2 million people, the province is comprised of 5 cities and 17 counties. The provincial tree is the Gingko Biloba and they’re often seen in household gardens. There are many tourist hot spots as well, including temples, breathtaking coastlines, beaches and a wide variety of festivals; the Gangjin Caledon Pottery Festival and Hampyeong Butterfly Festival, to name a few.

Major Cities in Jeonnam Province

Yeosu

Population: 291,000

Home to Yeosu peninsula and 317 islands. Yeosu has a beautiful harbor and was host to the 2012 world Expo.

Yeosu Wiki

Mokpo

Population: 242,000

Mokpo is a quaint little coastal city with beautiful natural surroundings. The city is a gateway to many of the South-Western Korean Islands. 

Mokpo Wiki

Suncheon

Population: 282,000

Suncheon is a mix of scenic agricultural areas and and industrial prowess. Home to Naganeupseong Folk Village.

Suncheon Wiki

Naju

Population: 87,000

Widely known for its local fruit, the Nashi Pear, also called the Korean Pear.

Naju Wiki

Gwangyang

Population: 136,000

Gwangyang is a goegraphically important city to Jeonnam, strategically located in the southern center of the Korean peninsula.

Gwangyang Wiki

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