- Founded 2006
- Founder Mr. Minn Byeong-do
This tiny half-moon shaped island was formed after the construction of Cheongpyeong Dam in 1944. It is named after General Nami who is buried on the island. The Naminara Republic was formed in 2006 and it declared its cultural independence from the Republic of Korea on the grounds of ‘General Nami’s natural greatness of soul’. The Republic issues its own passports, currency and phone cards. The declaration appears to be a marketing strategy to attract more visitors to the island.