Chungju

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Chungju
충주시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Chungju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Ch'ungju-si
Korea-Chungju-Mountain-01.jpg
Official logo of Chungju
Emblem of Chungju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 36°58′N 127°57′E / 36.967°N 127.950°E / 36.967; 127.950
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 12 myeon, 12 dong
Area
 • Total 153.45 km2 (59.25 sq mi)
Population (November 2010)
 • Total 218,098
 • Dialect Chungcheong

Chungju is a city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea. Namsan is a mountain located on the outskirts of the city.

The city is famous for the annual martial arts festival held in October. Also of note, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon grew up here.

Symbol[edit]

  • City Flower : Chrysanthemum
  • City Bird : Mandarin duck
  • City Tree : Apple tree

Chungju Lake[edit]

Chungju Dam is the country's biggest multi-purpose dam that links together Chungju and its neighborhoods. It creates a manmade lake with a vast body of water.

Woraksan Mt and Songnae valley are located nearby. Additionally, this area has cherished cave area/springs.[1]

2013 World Rowing Championships[edit]

The 2013 World Rowing Championships were held at Tangeum Lake, Chungju between August 25 – September 1.[2]

Products[edit]

Chungju is famous for its production of apples. The principal reasons being because of the large amount of daylight received and high difference of temperatures. The growing of apples started 300 years ago from China and it was 1912 when the city officially began to plant trees. The scale is the greatest in Chungcheongbuk-do.[3]

Education[edit]

There are two universities in Chungju: Konkuk University (Chungju campus) and Chungju University. As well as being the home to these two Universities, Chungju also has many primary, middle and high schools with excellent classroom facilities.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chungju (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
5.1
(41.2)
11.4
(52.5)
19.4
(66.9)
24.0
(75.2)
27.6
(81.7)
29.6
(85.3)
30.2
(86.4)
25.8
(78.4)
20.0
(68)
12.1
(53.8)
5.0
(41)
17.7
(63.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.7
(40.5)
11.7
(53.1)
17.1
(62.8)
21.7
(71.1)
24.7
(76.5)
24.9
(76.8)
19.3
(66.7)
12.4
(54.3)
5.3
(41.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
11.2
(52.2)
Average low °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.8
(19.8)
−1.2
(29.8)
4.4
(39.9)
10.7
(51.3)
16.4
(61.5)
20.7
(69.3)
20.8
(69.4)
14.6
(58.3)
6.8
(44.2)
−0.1
(31.8)
−6.0
(21.2)
5.9
(42.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 21.2
(0.835)
23.2
(0.913)
44.9
(1.768)
63.1
(2.484)
88.7
(3.492)
134.7
(5.303)
293.5
(11.555)
268.6
(10.575)
148.9
(5.862)
57.5
(2.264)
47.2
(1.858)
21.1
(0.831)
1,212.7
(47.744)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.1 6.7 8.1 7.9 8.7 9.4 14.8 14.1 8.6 6.4 8.1 7.2 107.1
 % humidity 72.9 69.0 65.7 60.4 64.3 70.4 77.4 78.5 78.4 76.2 75.2 74.9 71.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 168.7 175.6 203.0 233.0 242.9 219.9 178.7 197.2 188.7 193.5 152.7 156.5 2,310.3
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[4]

Sister cities[edit]

City Country Year
Yugawara Japan Japan 1994
Taichung Taiwan Taiwan 1969
Musashino Japan Japan 1997
Daqing China China 2001

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [출발!2박 2일] 충주호, Hankook Ilbo 2003-05-29
  2. ^ Venue: Tangeum Lake, 2013 Chungju, South Korea.
  3. ^ http://www.cj100.net/sub06/?menucode=06_03_01_01_01 (kor)
  4. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 충주(127)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°58′N 127°57′E / 36.967°N 127.950°E / 36.967; 127.950