Composition & Size
Dokdo consists of two main islands, Dongdo (East Island) and Seodo (West Island), and 89 tiny rocks and reefs. The shortest distance between the two main islands is 151 meters at low tide.
The peak of the cone-shaped island of Seodo is 168.5 meters above sea level, and the highest point on Dongdo is 98.6 meters above sea level.
Dokdo’s total surface area is 187,554 square meters. Dongdo is 73,297 square meters and Seodo is 88,740 square meters. The rest of the islands combined have a surface area of 25,517 square meters.
Seodo (West Island) and Dongdo (East Island) are 110~160 m (360~554 ft) apart. The narrow inlet between the two is only 330 m (0.2 mi) long. Dongdo has a crater and consists largely of andesite. Seodo is mostly ignimbrite and its highest point is 169 m (554 ft) above sea level. Dongdo was once called “Female Island,” and Seodo, “Male Island.”
The beautiful islands of Dokdo are located in the easternmost part of Korea. The islands’ addresses cover street numbers 1 through 96, Dokdo-ri, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun in the province of Gyeongsangbuk-do.
Dokdo comprises two main islands: Dongdo (East Island), and Seodo (West Island). Dongdo is at 37º 14′ 26.8″ N/ 131º 52′ 10.4″ E, and Seodo is at 37º 14′ 30.6″ N/ 131º 51′ 54.6″ E.
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Dokdo is 216.8 kilometers east of Jukbyeon, Uljin-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, and 87.4 kilometers southeast of the island of Ulleungdo.