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It is regarded as Samda-do
due to the abundance of stones,
wind and women.
It is also known as Sammoo-do
because there is no stealing,
no beggars and no front gates.
It had only one kingdom for 464 years, which gave it the name of Tamna.
An island located in south-west of the Korean Peninsula.
An island where Jeju Special Self Governing Province is located.
It is the biggest island of Republic of Korea.
Basalt rocks cover more than 90% area of this universal volcanic island.
An island strategically positioned connecting Continents (Russia, China) and
Oceans (Japan, South-East Asia).
A universal recreational island with beautiful natural landscape received
as a gift from nature.
The island is oval-shaped with Halla Mountain in the centre stretching
73km from east to west and 41km from north to south.
The island with ring road (Ilju Road) of 181km and a coastline of 258km.
It is an island of temperate climate, where the temperature doesn’t reach
sub-zero levels (in most cases) even in the winters.
It is an island which inhabits pole and tropical animals together.
It is home to 77 types of mammals, 198 types of birds, 8 types each of reptiles and
amphibians, 873 types of insects, 74 types of spiders.
The island revolving around Halla Mountain reports a total of 2001 types
(Baek-du Mountain: around 500 types, Jiri Mountain: around 1000 types) of
vertically distributed sub-tropical, temperate, polar vegetation etc.
East Longitude : 126 Degrees 08 minutes ~ 126 Degrees 58 minutes |
North Latitude : 33 Degrees 06 minutes ~ 34 Degrees 00 minutes | Rainfall (mm) : Jeju 1456.9 Seogwipo 1850.8 | Average Temperature (℃) : Jeju 15.5 Seogwipo 16.2 | Total Area : 1,848.5㎢ | Highest Point : Mt. Halla 1950m | Symbolic Flower : Korean Rosebay | Symbolic Tree : Camphor Tree |
Symbolic Bird : Jeju Great five-colored spotted woodpecker | Symbolic Color : Blue