Jangheung County

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Jangheung
장흥군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Jangheung-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Changhŭng-gun
Official logo of Jangheung
Emblem of Jangheung
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 3 eup, 7 myeon
Area
 • Total 617.96 km2 (238.60 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 53,392
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Jangheung County (Jangheung-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Slow city[edit]

In 2007 Jangheung was designated as a slow city. It was the first slow city designation in Asia.

Spot for filming[edit]

Festival (1996) was filmed in Jangheung county by director Im Kwon-taek.[1]

Eulalia[edit]

Jangheung's Cheonkwan Mt. is famous for its beautiful scenery featuring eulalias. The plants reach full height around mid-September and until October.[2]

Symbols[edit]

  • Bird : Dove
  • Flower : Azalea
  • Tree : Camellia

Special products[edit]

The county is famous for its production of Shiitake mushrooms.[3]

Eeco-friendly cultivation methods are used county-wide to raise crops used in Korean medicine. Jangheung county received an official award in 2006 for growing high-quality crops.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jangheung (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
8.4
(47.1)
12.9
(55.2)
18.9
(66)
23.3
(73.9)
26.3
(79.3)
28.8
(83.8)
30.2
(86.4)
26.9
(80.4)
22.3
(72.1)
15.3
(59.5)
9.0
(48.2)
19.0
(66.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
2.3
(36.1)
6.4
(43.5)
12.0
(53.6)
17.0
(62.6)
21.1
(70)
24.6
(76.3)
25.4
(77.7)
20.9
(69.6)
14.7
(58.5)
8.2
(46.8)
2.7
(36.9)
13.0
(55.4)
Average low °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−3.1
(26.4)
0.4
(32.7)
5.2
(41.4)
11.0
(51.8)
16.7
(62.1)
21.4
(70.5)
21.6
(70.9)
16.2
(61.2)
8.5
(47.3)
2.3
(36.1)
−2.7
(27.1)
7.8
(46)
Precipitation mm (inches) 29.6
(1.165)
45.0
(1.772)
73.0
(2.874)
101.4
(3.992)
125.2
(4.929)
219.0
(8.622)
290.9
(11.453)
306.5
(12.067)
191.7
(7.547)
44.5
(1.752)
52.6
(2.071)
26.2
(1.031)
1,505.6
(59.276)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.5 7.3 8.8 8.3 9.0 10.2 13.9 12.5 9.0 5.4 7.2 7.5 107.6
 % humidity 68.2 66.7 66.6 66.7 71.0 75.8 82.1 80.2 77.3 71.9 70.5 70.0 72.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 152.7 159.5 188.1 208.7 217.3 169.5 145.6 179.0 166.7 197.2 161.1 150.4 2,095.9
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[5]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southern point of Namdo - Spring is coming into barley fields 남도의 끝자락… 보리밭 사잇길로 봄이 온다 헤럴드경제 2008.01.18 http://www.heraldbiz.com/SITE/data/html_dir/2008/01/18/200801180011.asp
  2. ^ The blooming eulalia in Jangheung 장흥 천관산에 억새 활짝 Seoul Shinmun 2007-09-12 http://www.seoul.co.kr/news/newsView.php?id=20070912011005
  3. ^ County official page
  4. ^ Jangheung officially acknowledged best region for eco-friendly farming 장흥군, 친환경농업 전국최고 공식인정 Yeonhap news 2006.12.18 (kor) http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LPOD&mid=etc&oid=098&aid=0000194033
  5. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 장흥(260)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  6. ^ http://www.yeongdo.go.kr/(kor) 자매결연도시

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°41′04″N 126°54′27″E / 34.6844444544°N 126.90750001°E / 34.6844444544; 126.90750001