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Jeollanam-do is a province on the southwestern coast of ROK, 316 kilometers from its capital Seoul. With a population of 2.28 million, it covers an area of 12,052 square kilometers,12% of the nations total. While agriculture and fishery used to be the backbones of Jeollanam-do economy and the major produce was rice, the industrial sector experienced rapid growth in recent years.

Since Jeollanam-do and Shanghai established relationship of friendly exchange on 19 April 1996, the two sides have carried out cooperation and exchange in the areas of agriculture and culture.