|• Revised Romanization||Eumseong-gun|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||2 eup, 7 myeon|
|• Total||521.05 km2 (201.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
Eumseong county is composed of two towns (eup) and seven townships (myeon), with a total population of 98,619 people (including foreigners) as of March 31, 2013.
The most central town is Geumwang (which also goes by the name Muguk). As of 2013 there are between 20-30 foreign English teachers living in Eumseong county from countries including the United States of America, Canada, South Africa, England, and Scotland.
There are many farmers and people living in Eumseong county. They host two cultural festivals in the spring and fall: the Pumba (traditional vagabond) Festival (품바축제) in the spring and the Gochu (chili pepper) Festival (고추축제) in the fall. Eumseong is famous in Korea for its production of high-quality red chili peppers. Eumseong is also renowned for its strawberries, ginseng, watermelon, and beef.
Eumseong is home to three different high schools. Eumseong High School is located in the city of Eumseong, Chungbuk Semi-Conductor High School is located in Geumwang, and Maegoe High School is located in Gamgok. Maegoe is a Catholic all girls middle school as well as a mixed gender high school. In addition, GVCS, an English-speaking Christian boarding school, is located in Eumseong.
There are two institutes of higher education in Eumseong county that are both located in Gamgok-myeon - Far East University and Gangdong College. Far East University is a four-year school while Gangdong College is only two years.
In 1956, Eumseong township was promoted to Eumseong town. In 1973, Geumwang township was also promoted to a town.
Samseong is located in the Northwest of Eumseong-Gun, just east of the Jungbu Expressway. The Bus terminal services Dong Seoul station in around 1 hour 35 minutes, as well as other provincial cities and towns.
Samseong has a Middle school, an Elementary school and several private academies or Hagwons. The township is arranged principally around one street which comprises a covered market, CU, 7 Eleven, Paris Baguette,and cornucopia of Korean restaurants and hofs.
Geography wise, rice paddies fill the spaces between the various factories. In addition there are two sizeable lakes and a mountain named Mai San which is excellent for hiking.
Known for spotting wildlife, Samseong was formerly a prime location for encountering the Lesser Spotted Bald Lancastrian, a species now thought to be endangered.
- Official Eumseong county population statistics
- Gangdong College website, in English
- Definition of "Eumseong-gun (음성군)", in Korean
- Rules concerning institution of eups (towns) (1973-03-12).