Namhae County

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Namhae
남해군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Namhae-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Namhae-gun
Official logo of Namhae
Emblem of Namhae
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 9 myeon
Area
 • Total 357 km2 (138 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 54,392
 • Density 152.4/km2 (395/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Namhae County (Namhae-gun) is a county in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2005, Namhae had a population of 54,392. However, Namhae has witnessed an aging and decreasing population, having had a population of 137,914 in 1964.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Namhae-gun is divided into 1 eup and 9 myeon.

Namhae in popular culture[edit]

  • Korean Drama "Couple or Trouble" aka "Fantasy Couple" was set in Namhae. The German village and Hilton Namhae Golf Spa were featured.
  • The 2009 documentary “Home from Home” (Endstation der Sehnsüchte), directed by Sung-Hyung Cho, was filmed in the German Village.

Geography[edit]

Namhae county covers an area of 357 km², covering the main islands of Namhae and Changseon, the smaller islands of Jodo, Hodo and Nodo, and 65 other uninhabited islets.

Namhae county also features several peaks; Mangun (786m), Geum (681m), and Won (627m), all of which are located on Namhae island.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Namhae (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.3
(55.9)
19.2
(66.6)
23.5
(74.3)
26.3
(79.3)
29.0
(84.2)
30.3
(86.5)
26.6
(79.9)
22.1
(71.8)
15.3
(59.5)
9.5
(49.1)
19.3
(66.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
3.7
(38.7)
7.9
(46.2)
13.4
(56.1)
17.8
(64)
21.4
(70.5)
24.9
(76.8)
25.9
(78.6)
21.8
(71.2)
16.5
(61.7)
10.0
(50)
4.3
(39.7)
14.1
(57.4)
Average low °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.9
(37.2)
8.1
(46.6)
12.8
(55)
17.5
(63.5)
21.9
(71.4)
22.7
(72.9)
18.2
(64.8)
11.9
(53.4)
5.4
(41.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
9.8
(49.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 32.9
(1.295)
60.8
(2.394)
99.9
(3.933)
161.8
(6.37)
189.7
(7.469)
268.3
(10.563)
359.3
(14.146)
312.2
(12.291)
213.4
(8.402)
63.7
(2.508)
54.1
(2.13)
23.4
(0.921)
1,839.4
(72.417)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.9 5.6 7.5 8.6 9.0 9.9 13.5 11.4 8.7 4.7 5.3 3.9 93
 % humidity 58.5 58.2 59.4 61.4 66.6 72.8 79.3 77.6 73.6 65.5 63.6 60.1 66.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 195.4 191.1 213.4 226.1 236.0 193.8 176.8 197.3 182.5 222.5 191.4 196.4 2,420.8
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

Sister cities[edit]

Namhae is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 남해(295)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°50′15″N 127°53′32″E / 34.83750°N 127.89222°E / 34.83750; 127.89222