Buan County

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Buan
부안군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Buan-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Puan-gun
Byeonsan peninsula
Byeonsan peninsula
Official logo of Buan
Emblem of Buan
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 12 myeon
Area
 • Total 493.54 km2 (190.56 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 58,869
 • Density 151.4/km2 (392/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Buan County (Buan-gun) is a county in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. It is bounded by the city of Jeongeup on the east, the county of Gochang on the south, the city of Gimje on the north, and Yellow Sea on the west. Buan is divided into 1 eup, 12 myeon, and 503 ri. Buan had a 2001 estimated population of 74,716 people and a 2012 population of 58,869 people with an area of 493.05㎢.[1] Famous people from Buan include Joseon Dynasty kisaeng and poet, Yi Mae-chang. Like many rural areas in southern Korea, it has seen shrinking population with many younger people moving north to larger cities such as Seoul. This county should not be confused with Muan, the NEW capital of South Jeolla Province.

Transport[edit]

Buan Bus Terminal provides direct services to Seoul, Daejeon and Gwangju, as well as services within North Jeolla province to Jeonju, Gimje, Iksan, Gunsan, Jeongeup and Gochang. The nearest railway station is at Gimje on the Honam Line.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Buan (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
6.2
(43.2)
11.2
(52.2)
17.7
(63.9)
22.8
(73)
26.3
(79.3)
29.4
(84.9)
30.4
(86.7)
26.3
(79.3)
20.8
(69.4)
13.8
(56.8)
7.0
(44.6)
18.0
(64.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
1.2
(34.2)
5.5
(41.9)
11.3
(52.3)
16.9
(62.4)
21.3
(70.3)
25.0
(77)
25.6
(78.1)
20.9
(69.6)
14.6
(58.3)
8.1
(46.6)
2.0
(35.6)
12.6
(54.7)
Average low °C (°F) −5.0
(23)
−3.3
(26.1)
0.4
(32.7)
5.7
(42.3)
11.7
(53.1)
17.2
(63)
21.6
(70.9)
21.8
(71.2)
16.3
(61.3)
9.0
(48.2)
3.0
(37.4)
−2.5
(27.5)
8.0
(46.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 34.3
(1.35)
38.4
(1.512)
48.9
(1.925)
73.6
(2.898)
89.0
(3.504)
150.0
(5.906)
276.0
(10.866)
250.2
(9.85)
146.9
(5.783)
51.4
(2.024)
53.9
(2.122)
37.7
(1.484)
1,250.4
(49.228)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.2 7.6 8.2 7.3 7.6 8.7 13.1 12.7 8.3 6.3 8.5 9.9 108.4
 % humidity 76.5 74.3 72.1 71.0 73.9 78.5 82.3 80.7 78.2 74.4 73.9 76.6 76.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 165.0 178.6 217.1 240.3 253.4 219.0 203.6 227.5 215.9 223.9 169.5 153.7 2,472.9
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Buan is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Korean) 부안군 Nate / Encyclopedia of Korean Culture
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 부안(243)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°43′41″N 126°43′55″E / 35.7280555656°N 126.731944454°E / 35.7280555656; 126.731944454