Yeongam County

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Yeongam
영암
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationYeongam-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerYŏng'am-gun

Emblem of Yeongam
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHonam
Administrative divisions2 eups, 9 myeons
Area
 • Total544.48 km2 (210.22 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total65,268
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • DialectJeolla
 
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Yeongam
영암
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationYeongam-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerYŏng'am-gun

Emblem of Yeongam
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHonam
Administrative divisions2 eups, 9 myeons
Area
 • Total544.48 km2 (210.22 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total65,268
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • DialectJeolla

Yeongam ([ˈjʌŋam]) is a city and county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Bordered with Mokpo and Naju to the north, Jangheung County to the east, and Haenam and Gangjin to the south, Yeongam County comprises two eups and nine myeons, populated with about 60,000 people, and its county hall is seated in Yeongam-eup.

In 2010, the first ever Korean Grand Prix was held along the harbor side, at the Korea International Circuit. The track has been designed by the famous race track designer Hermann Tilke. The circuit is part permanent, part temporary. Construction began in 2007, and was completed in September/October 2010. The circuit will host the Grand Prix until 2016.[1] After that, a 5 year option would have to be picked up to keep the race until at least 2021.

Industry[edit]

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), world's 5th largest ship builder and the largest company in South Jeolla Province, is located in Samho Eup. Not only the company itself but also numerous cooperative firms of HSHI are headquartered in Daebul Industrial District in Samho Eup.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Yeongam is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 34°47′54″N 126°42′00″E / 34.7983333433°N 126.70000001°E / 34.7983333433; 126.70000001