350 Km away from Seoul, Yeosu is
one of the most important cities
of the south of Korea and it is
located within the territory of
the South Jeolla Province in the
coasts of the Korea Strait which
unites the East of China Sea and
the Japan Sea.
Historically, Yeosu has played
an important role in the defense
of Korea by, among others, embodying
the spirit of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
and his adherents, who overcame
the Japanese invasion of 1592.
It has long been known for its
fine harbor and sophisticated
agriculture and fisheries industries.
The last city foundation data
from 1998 when the Old Yeosu City,
which was founded in 1949, Yeocheon
City, founded in 1986, and Yeocheon
County were merged into a new
Actually, beyond the fishing –that
continues playing a key roll in
the local economy-, the chemical
and oil chemical industries stands
out on the rest of activities.
Also the Yeosu Harbour is one
the most important of the country
because its strategic location.
Surrounded by the sea, Yeosu commands
a panoramic view of an archipelago
centering on Gamak Bay and Yeoja
Bay. Scenery is outstanding, in
many ways mimicking a beautiful
watercolor painting. As a city
flanked by mountains and hills
gently sloping southward, Yeosu
has relatively little flat land.
317 islands compose the Yeosu
archipelagoes which of them are
connected by land, 45 are inhabited
and 268 are uninhabited.
Thanks to consistent ocean breezes
and warm currents, Yeosu enjoys
milder summers and winters than
other regions of Korea. The city
also boasts longer spring and autumn
seasons than other areas. The average
annual temperature is 14.5℃ and
annual precipitation averages 959.8