Jecheon

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Jecheon
제천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Jecheon-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Chech'ŏn-si
Korea-Jecheon-SBS Jecheon setting 3321-07.JPG
Official logo of Jecheon
Emblem of Jecheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 dong
Area
 • Total 882.47 km2 (340.72 sq mi)
Population (2011.01.04)
 • Total 137,147
 • Density 157.3/km2 (407/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong
Area code(s) (+82) 43-6xx

Jecheon is a city in Chungcheongbuk-do (province), South Korea. The city is a major railway junction (transportation mecca), served by the Jungang, Chungbuk and Taebaek Lines. Jecheon has scenic surroundings and several tourist spots like the Uirimji Reservoir, Cheongpung Lake and Cheongpung Cultural Properties Complex. It is also the home of Semyung University.

The city's name derives from the Korean words Je(堤), which means Dam, and cheon(川) which means River.

Location[edit]

Jecheon City is located in the northern part of Chungcheongbuk-do (province) bordering Mungyeong City to the south, Wonju City and Yeongwol-gun which are located in Gangwon-do(province) to the north. It is well known for its beautiful mountains and lake environments.[1] Jecheon is well known as the "healing city". A wide variety of oriental medicine are available, attracting people all over Korea to visit the city.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jecheon (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
4.4
(39.9)
10.3
(50.5)
18.2
(64.8)
23.1
(73.6)
26.8
(80.2)
28.4
(83.1)
29.2
(84.6)
25.0
(77)
19.4
(66.9)
11.1
(52)
4.0
(39.2)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−2.3
(27.9)
3.5
(38.3)
10.5
(50.9)
16.0
(60.8)
20.6
(69.1)
23.4
(74.1)
23.8
(74.8)
18.4
(65.1)
11.4
(52.5)
4.1
(39.4)
−2.4
(27.7)
10.2
(50.4)
Average low °C (°F) −11.2
(11.8)
−8.4
(16.9)
−2.8
(27)
2.9
(37.2)
9.2
(48.6)
15.0
(59)
19.5
(67.1)
19.6
(67.3)
13.3
(55.9)
5.0
(41)
−1.7
(28.9)
−8.0
(17.6)
4.4
(39.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 24.7
(0.972)
29.4
(1.157)
56.0
(2.205)
76.1
(2.996)
102.1
(4.02)
154.2
(6.071)
373.5
(14.705)
293.7
(11.563)
161.1
(6.343)
51.5
(2.028)
42.4
(1.669)
23.0
(0.906)
1,387.8
(54.638)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.2 6.9 8.9 7.8 8.4 9.3 15.6 13.9 8.8 5.4 7.4 7.4 107
 % humidity 69.4 66.4 63.8 58.1 64.0 69.6 78.5 77.1 75.3 72.8 70.9 71.1 69.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 165.1 163.4 193.0 216.1 231.3 211.7 160.6 181.8 176.9 194.5 153.8 154.4 2,204.6
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official page
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 제천(221)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°08′N 128°13′E / 37.133°N 128.217°E / 37.133; 128.217