Boseong County

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Boseong
보성군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Boseong-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Posŏng-gun
Green tea field in Boseong
Green tea field in Boseong
Official logo of Boseong
Emblem of Boseong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 10 myeon
Area
 • Total 663.16 km2 (256.05 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 61,329
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Boseong County (Boseong-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Boseong is famous for its green tea leaves. It is also the birthplace of the Korean independence activist Philip Jaisohn.

History[edit]

In the Samhan era, Boseong belonged to the Mahan confederacy and later became Bokhol County (伏忽郡) under the rule of the Baekje dynasty. The name "Boseong" was given in Unified Silla. One of the townships, Beolgyo (벌교) was one of the primary locations where the Japanese deprived Korean people of rice.[1]

Geography[edit]

Large areas consist of mountains such as Mangil-Bong, Jonje Mountain and Joowol Mountain. The Boseong River flows through the center of Boseong. The multipurpose Juam Dam was built on the Boseong River in 1990.

Boseong Green Tea[edit]

Boseong Green Tea is a special product produced in Bodsung district and well known for great quality.

Boseong Green Tea passed the strict quality inspection of the Russian Medical Biology Lab, and was officially recognized as a beverage suitable for an astronaut’s special diet.

Transportation[edit]

National Road No. 2 goes through Boseong, and the Gyeongjeon Line transits several towns. There are mainly five stations including Boseong Station, Dukryang Station (득량역), Yedang Station, and so on.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Boseong is twinned with:

Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 34°46′N 127°05′E / 34.767°N 127.083°E / 34.767; 127.083