Tongyeong is a coastal city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. In 2010, it had an area of 238.81 km2 and a population of 139,869 people. It is divided into 1 eup (town), 6 myeon (township) and 11 dong (neighborhood). Chungmu city and Tongyeong county were reunited in 1995, creating Tongyeong City as it is known today. It consists of Goseong Peninsula, Hansan Island, Mireuk Island and other islets.It was formerly known as Chungmu, after the posthumous name of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The name Tongyeong means „command post” and is itself associated with Admiral Yi, as it refers to his principal base that was located on nearby Hansan Island.