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Jejudo
Native name: 제주도
Image of Jejudo
Image of Jejudo
Geography
Location East Asia
Archipelago Jeju
Area 1,848 km2 (714 sq mi)
Length 73 km (45 mi)
Width 31 km (19 mi)
Elevation 1,950 m (6,400 ft)
Highest point Hallasan
Country
South Korea
Special Autonomous Province Jeju Special Autonomous Province
Largest city Jeju City (pop. 408,364)
Demographics
Population 583,284
Density 316/km2 (820/sq mi)
Ethnic groups Korean
Jeju
Hangul 제주도
Hanja 濟州島
Revised Romanization Jejudo
McCune–Reischauer Chejudo

Jejudo (also known as Jeju Island) is the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is the main island of Jeju Province of South Korea. The island lies in the Korea Strait, southwest of South Jeolla Province. The island contains the natural World Heritage Site Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes. The highest point in South Korea is the Island's dormant volcano Hallasan which stands 6,400 feet (2,000 m) above sea level. Jejudo has a temperate climate. Even in winter, the temperature rarely falls below 0 °C (32 °F). The Island is a popular place for Korean newlyweds to honeymoon.


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