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Sediments Lining Southern Shores of South Korea

35.0N 127.6E

February 11th, 2011 Category: Sediments

South Korea - January 17th, 2011

Sediments line the southern coastline of South Korea. The land visible belongs to the provinces of South Jeolla (Jeollanam-do) to the west and South Gyeongsang (Gyeongsangnam-do) to the east.

South Jeolla is bounded by water to the west, by the Yellow Sea, and to the south, by the Jeju Strait. The coastline is about 6,100 kilometres long. There are almost 2,000 islands along the coastline.

South Gyeongsang is also bounded by water on two sides: by the east by the Sea of Japan to the east and by the Korea Strait to the south. Most of the province is drained by the Nakdong River and its tributaries.

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