Boeun County

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Boeun
보은군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Boeun-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Poŭn-gun
Palsangjeon hall at Beopjusa temple
Palsangjeon hall at Beopjusa temple
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 10 myeon
Area
 • Total 584.45 km2 (225.66 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,245
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong

Boeun County (Boeun-gun) is a county in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.

History[edit]

Boeun, literally "offering gratitude" or "thanksgiving", was named in 1406 by a remorseful King Taejong, who felt relieved that he had cleared his conscience after having participated at a ceremonial ritual at the local Beopjusa temple to appease the spirits of his dead younger half-brothers. He had caused the their deaths during a power struggle years ago.[1]

In July 1973, Boeun township was elevated to the status of Boeun town.[2] In 1983, two townships were abolished and incorporated into normal ones. In 2007, Hoebuk-myeon changed its name to Hoein-myeon, Oesongni-myeon to Jangan-myeon, and Naesonngni-myeon into Songnisan-myeonn.[3]

Festivals[edit]

  • Songnisan Fall Festival: During autumn a festival is held at Songnisan, a celebrated mountain in central Korea. The festival has been an important contributor to the development of tourism and the economy in the region.[4]
  • Boeun Ocher Apple Festival: Boeun County is well known for its apples, for which a major festival is held to promote them.

Products[edit]

Jujube is the most well-known agricultural product in Boeun county. Additionally, the county's fruit, and eggs are growing in popularity thanks to their eco-friendly mark.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Boeun (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
5.4
(41.7)
11.2
(52.2)
18.7
(65.7)
23.4
(74.1)
26.7
(80.1)
28.6
(83.5)
29.4
(84.9)
25.3
(77.5)
19.9
(67.8)
12.4
(54.3)
5.4
(41.7)
17.4
(63.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
4.3
(39.7)
11.1
(52)
16.4
(61.5)
20.8
(69.4)
23.8
(74.8)
24.1
(75.4)
18.8
(65.8)
12.0
(53.6)
5.2
(41.4)
−1.0
(30.2)
10.9
(51.6)
Average low °C (°F) −9.0
(15.8)
−6.9
(19.6)
−2.1
(28.2)
3.4
(38.1)
9.5
(49.1)
15.3
(59.5)
19.9
(67.8)
20.0
(68)
13.6
(56.5)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.8
(30.6)
−6.5
(20.3)
5.2
(41.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 27.3
(1.075)
32.4
(1.276)
48.7
(1.917)
73.1
(2.878)
94.7
(3.728)
159.3
(6.272)
313.0
(12.323)
290.3
(11.429)
143.1
(5.634)
45.0
(1.772)
44.1
(1.736)
26.4
(1.039)
1,297.4
(51.079)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.8 7.5 8.7 7.6 8.2 9.6 16.0 14.6 9.3 6.0 8.0 8.1 111.4
 % humidity 68.6 66.2 63.4 60.2 65.3 71.4 77.5 78.4 77.1 73.8 71.2 70.0 70.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 172.9 178.3 212.7 234.3 249.0 217.7 178.9 194.7 191.3 209.2 165.5 162.8 2,368.2
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[6]

Symbols[edit]

  • City Flower: Forsythia
  • City Tree: Jujube tree
  • City Bird: Magpie Birds

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Boeun is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website, Origin
  2. ^ Regulations concerning establishment of towns (eups)(1973-03-12)
  3. ^ Allowance of alteration concerning from cities to townships (ris)(1983-01-10) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea Currently, Boeun is composed of 1 eup (Boeun-eup) and 10 myons. One of the myons, Maro-myon of which capital is kwanki-ri is famous for Han-woo (korean traditional cow) and the beautiful scenery in Ku-byong mountain.
  4. ^ Official page of Boeun County http://english.boeun.go.kr/
  5. ^ 보은군내 친환경농산물인증 농가 2배 증가 The confirmation of eco mark doubles Newsis 2008-01-10
  6. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 보은(226)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°29′04″N 127°43′07″E / 36.4844444544°N 127.718611121°E / 36.4844444544; 127.718611121