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Dokdo Named “Liancourt Rocks” by U.S. Gov`t

Posted July. 26, 2008 03:30,   


On July 24, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, an administrative body under the federal government of the United States in charge of unifying geographic names, disclosed that it decided on July 14, 1977, to use “Liancourt Rocks” as the official name of Dokdo instead of “Tok Island Korea.”

In an e-mail sent in response to questions from Korean correspondents, the Board on Geographic Names explained that it examined the documents of staffs working at the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and confirmed that Foreign Names Committee under the U.S. Board on Geographic Names consented to the use of the name “Liancourt Rocks” on July 14, 1977.