Goheung County

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Goheung
고흥군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Goheung-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Kohŭng-gun
Goheung County Office in Goheung, Jeollanam-do
Goheung County Office in Goheung, Jeollanam-do
Official logo of Goheung
Emblem of Goheung
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 14 myeon
Area
 • Total 775.5 km2 (299.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 84,023
 • Density 130/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Goheung County (Goheung-gun) is a county in Jeollanam-do Province, South Korea.

Naro Space Center[edit]

The Naro Space Center was completed during 2008 in southern Goheung 34°25′55″N 127°32′06″E / 34.431867°N 127.535069°E / 34.431867; 127.535069[1] and is operated by the state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The space center includes a launch pad, a control tower, rocket assembly and test facilities, facilities for satellite control testing and assembly, a media center, an electric power station, a space experience hall (visitor center) and a landing field.[2][3]

Modern history[edit]

On New Year's Day in 1963, some of the townships were classed from Bongrae myun (Korean town) to other myuns such as Dohwa myun, Podu myun and so on. [4] In 1973 and 1979, two of the townships were promoted to eups(towns)

Symbols[edit]

  • City Tree : Citron tree
  • County flower : Camellia blossom
  • County bird : Dove

Location[edit]

Goheung is located in one of the southernmost areas of the Korean peninsula. It is surrounded by ocean on three sides with 19 inhabited islands and 152 uninhabited islands. The depth is not that low and its land spreads along the coast so many shellfish and seaweed industries have developed.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Goheung (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
9.0
(48.2)
13.3
(55.9)
19.1
(66.4)
23.3
(73.9)
26.1
(79)
28.9
(84)
30.3
(86.5)
26.9
(80.4)
22.3
(72.1)
15.7
(60.3)
9.8
(49.6)
19.3
(66.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
3.0
(37.4)
7.2
(45)
12.7
(54.9)
17.3
(63.1)
21.1
(70)
24.7
(76.5)
25.7
(78.3)
21.6
(70.9)
15.7
(60.3)
9.2
(48.6)
3.5
(38.3)
13.6
(56.5)
Average low °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−2.4
(27.7)
1.3
(34.3)
6.2
(43.2)
11.4
(52.5)
16.6
(61.9)
21.4
(70.5)
22.0
(71.6)
16.9
(62.4)
9.7
(49.5)
3.2
(37.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
8.4
(47.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 27.7
(1.091)
48.9
(1.925)
80.6
(3.173)
120.1
(4.728)
140.2
(5.52)
216.0
(8.504)
266.7
(10.5)
268.7
(10.579)
175.1
(6.894)
43.6
(1.717)
46.7
(1.839)
19.3
(0.76)
1,453.4
(57.22)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.3 6.0 8.3 8.4 9.1 9.9 13.0 11.7 8.7 4.5 6.0 4.3 95.2
 % humidity 65.1 64.2 64.0 64.0 68.2 74.5 80.0 77.2 74.4 69.1 68.5 67.1 69.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 173.0 176.9 205.4 226.2 233.0 192.6 180.6 212.2 191.8 221.2 179.7 176.9 2,370.3
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[6]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Goheung is twinned with:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 34°37′N 127°17′E / 34.617°N 127.283°E / 34.617; 127.283