Icheon

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This article is about a city in South Korea. For the county in North Korea, see Ichon County.
Not to be confused with Incheon.
Icheon
이천시
City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Icheon-si
 • McCune–Reischauer Ich'ŏn-si
Korea-Icheon-01.jpg
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Province Gyeonggi
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 8 myeon, 4 dong
Area
 • Total 461.3 km2 (178.1 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 209,339 [1]
 • Density 453/km2 (1,170/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul
Website icheon.go.kr

Icheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It should not be confused with the much larger Incheon Metropolitan City. Neighboring districts include Yeoju County, Gwangju City, Yongin City, and Anseong City within Gyeonggi Province, as well as Eumseong County in North Chungcheong Province. Together with Yeoju, Icheon is known as a center of South Korean ceramic manufacturing and is a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art. Other famous local products include peaches and rice. Local institutions of higher learning include Korea Tourism College and Chungkang College of Cultural Industries.

The Yeongdong Expressway and Jungbu Naeryuk Expressway pass through Icheon. In 2015, the city will connect into the Seoul Metropolitan Subway via Yeoju Line's Icheon Station.

Icheon is home to Hynix, the world's second largest memory chip maker.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Dongnam-gu is divided into 2 towns (eup), 8 townships (myeon), and 4 neighbourhoods (dong).

Hangul Hanja
Janghowon-eup 장호원읍 長湖院邑
Bubal-eup 부발읍 夫鉢邑
Sindun-myeon 신둔면 新屯面
Baeksa-myeon 백사면 栢沙面
Hobeop-myeon 호법면 戶法面
Majang-myeon 마장면 麻長面
Daewol-myeon 대월면 大月面
Moga-myeon 모가면 暮加面
Seolseong-myeon 설성면 雪星面
Yul-myeon 율면 栗面
Changjeon-dong 창전동 倉前洞
Jeungpo-dong 증포동 增浦洞
Jungni-dong 중리동 中里洞
Gwango-dong 관고동 官庫洞

City Symbols[edit]

  • City Bird : Magpie
  • City Flower : Azaleas
  • City Tree : Pine

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Icheon (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
6.3
(43.3)
12.1
(53.8)
19.3
(66.7)
24.2
(75.6)
27.5
(81.5)
29.0
(84.2)
29.9
(85.8)
25.8
(78.4)
20.4
(68.7)
12.0
(53.6)
4.7
(40.5)
17.8
(64)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−0.2
(31.6)
5.2
(41.4)
11.9
(53.4)
17.4
(63.3)
21.7
(71.1)
24.4
(75.9)
24.8
(76.6)
19.8
(67.6)
13.0
(55.4)
5.4
(41.7)
−1.2
(29.8)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) −8.5
(16.7)
−6.1
(21)
−1.0
(30.2)
4.9
(40.8)
11.1
(52)
16.6
(61.9)
20.7
(69.3)
21.0
(69.8)
15.0
(59)
7.2
(45)
−0.2
(31.6)
−6.4
(20.5)
6.2
(43.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.5
(0.886)
23.9
(0.941)
47.4
(1.866)
74.0
(2.913)
93.8
(3.693)
146.0
(5.748)
370.2
(14.575)
319.9
(12.594)
176.0
(6.929)
42.1
(1.657)
38.8
(1.528)
16.3
(0.642)
1,370.8
(53.969)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.0 4.6 7.2 7.0 7.6 9.4 14.6 13.8 9.0 5.0 7.1 6.1 97.4
 % humidity 64.4 59.9 58.0 55.3 62.1 67.8 77.3 76.9 74.5 70.4 67.1 66.6 66.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 166.1 169.1 192.1 210.8 221.8 187.0 141.2 159.4 165.6 188.4 152.6 158.3 2,113.7
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Ceramic villages[edit]

The Icheon Ceramics Village features 300-plus ceramics-making firms in the area of Sugwang-ri, Sindun-myeon, Saeum-dong. They use traditional skills and produce porcelains in some 40 traditional firewood kilns. This pottery is recognized both at home and abroad for its quality.

The Saeum-dong and Sindun-myeon areas also include a ceramics village with many ceramics stores. Potters have researched traditional methods and revived the manufacture of ceramics in the style of Goryeo celadon and Joseon white porcelain here. The village is the center of the effort to preserve these traditions.[3]

Sister cities[edit]

Famous people[edit]

  • Seo Hui : The historic figure of Goryeo dynasty who made a huge decision with Khitan people who was forcefully occupying northern areas of Korean peninsula.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 이천시청 기본현황 - Icheon City
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 이천(203)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  3. ^ Official pages of Icheon city

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°16′N 127°26′E / 37.267°N 127.433°E / 37.267; 127.433