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03. Official Gazette (October 27, 1900)

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Official Gazette

Official Gazette (October 27, 1900)


Imperial Decree No. 41
The renaming of Ulleungdo to Uldo and the promotion of the administrator (“dogam”) to county magistrate (“gunsu”)
Article 1. Ulleungdo shall be renamed Uldo and shall fall under the jurisdiction of Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province). The administrator shall be promoted to county magistrate and incorporated into officialdom, and the county shall be a class 5 county.
Article 2. The county office shall be located in Taeha-dong, and all of the districts of Ulleungdo as well as Jukdo and Seokdo (Dokdo) shall be placed under the jurisdiction of Uldo-gun (Uldo County).
Article 3. The 19 letters starting from Ulleung do shall be erased from the government office section in theofficial gazette dated August 16, the 504th year of national foundation. “Gangwon Province’s 26 counties” in Article 5 of Imperial Decree No.36 of the 505th year of national foundation shall be changed to “27 counties” and three characters for "Uldo-gun" shall be added under Anhyeob-gun.
Article 4. A budget for a class 5 county shall be allocated. As the assigned number of officials' positions has yet to be filled and many tasks have yet to be started, its budget shall be provided first.
Article 5. Provisions that are not currently in place will be added depending on the progress in development of the island. Bylaw
Article 6. This Decree shall enter into force on the day of promulgation.

October 25, 4th year of Gwangmu (1900)
Lee Geon-ha, Temporary Acting State Council Prime Minister, Chanjeong & Minister of Internal Affairs

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