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Sinan County, South Jeolla

Sinan County (Sinan-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. The county consists of 111 inhabited islands and 719 uninhabited islands. The number of islands in this county accounts for 25% of all islands in South Korea. Big islands among them are Anjwado (45.2 km2), Aphaedo (44.3 km2), Bigeumdo (43.1 km2), Dochodo (40.3 km2), Imjado (43.2 km2), Amtaedo (38.7 km2), Jeungdo (37.2 km2), Jangsando (24.3 km2), Haui-do (16.1 km2), and Heuksando (19.7 km2). The sea area is a continental shelf with less than 15 meter in depth.[1] Sinan County is known for its specialities - Skate (fish) and Cheonilyeom (천일염, a Korean type of sea salt). In 2014, enslaveries on Sinan County's salt farms were discovered.

Sinan

신안군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationSinan-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerSinan-gun
A town in Heuksando, one of the islands in Sinan county.
A town in Heuksando, one of the islands in Sinan county.
Official logo of Sinan
Emblem of Sinan
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHonam
Administrative divisions2 eup, 12 myeon
Area
 • Total655.68 km2 (253.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total53,150
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Jeolla
Area code(s)+82-61-2xx

IslandsEdit

  • Anjwado (안좌도 安佐島): 45.2 km2
  • Aphaedo (압해도 押海島): 44.3 km2
  • Bigeumdo (비금도 飛禽島): 43.1 km2
  • Dochodo (도초도 都草島): 40.3 km2
  • Imjado (임자도 荏子島): 43.2 km2
  • Amtaedo (암태도 岩泰島): 38.7 km2
  • Jeungdo (증도 曾島): 37.2 km2
  • Jangsando (장산도 長山島): 24.3 km2
  • Heuksando (흑산도 黑山島): 19.7 km2
  • Hauido (하의도 荷衣島): 16.1 km2
  • Gageodo (가거도 可居島): 9.2 km2
  • Hongdo (홍도 紅島): 6.47 km2

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "신안군 (Sinan-gun 新安郡)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2008-05-11.

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