Gyeryong

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Gyeryong
계룡시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gyeryong-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Kyeryong-si
Official logo of Gyeryong
Emblem of Gyeryong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 2 myeon, 1 dong
Area
 • Total 60.7 km2 (23.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec 2010)
 • Total 43,269
 • Density 712.8/km2 (1,846/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong

Gyeryong is a city in southeastern South Chungcheong province, South Korea. The current mayor is Hong-Mook Choi. The city was created in 2003, by a split from Nonsan city, following prolonged local agitation.

Approximately half (47%) of the city's inhabitants are either serving in the South Korean army, or are family of service members. The city hosts several major Korean and international military conferences.

Gyeryong Mountain (Korean: 계룡산), adjacent to the city, is considered the mountain with the most qi (spiritual energy) in Korea. It is also the heart of Gyeryongsan National Park. As of 2010, the total population of the city was 40,950.

Modern history[edit]

Gyeryong city is one of the newest cities except for new cities near Seoul. The establishment as a city was made in 2003, when it broke from Nonsan.

According to data, Gyeryong city and surrounding area were called "Yeonsan-Gun" in 1896. After Japanese colonization, it was incorporated to Nonsan. Later Gyeryong was chosen as the site for military. In 1989, Military and army headquarters, Gyeryongdae, moved to Gyeryong City. In 1991, it was designated as special area by president. The congress voted and decided via a special legislative bill that Gyeryong city be established on June 30, 2003. Six months later, the city officially came out.[1]


The area currently called Gyeryong city was known to be Shindoan among the older residents. Gyeryong is also known to be a satellite city of Daejeon due to its geographical closeness.

Economy[edit]

Pelicana Chicken has its headquarters in the city.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gyeryong City Introduction: History". Gyeryong city official website. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Outline of the Pelicana Korea Ltd." (Archive). Pelicana Chicken. Retrieved on August 22, 2014. "257 Wangdae-ri Duma-myeon Gyeryong-city, Chungnam province" Map (Archive).

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Coordinates: 36°16′29″N 127°14′56″E / 36.274587°N 127.248788°E / 36.274587; 127.248788