Seosan

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Seosan
서산시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Seosan-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Sŏsan si
Korea-Seosan-Sea on the ebb-01.jpg
Official logo of Seosan
Emblem of Seosan
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 9 myeon, 5 dong
Area
 • Total 739.15 km2 (285.39 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 163,055
 • Density 201.2/km2 (521/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong

Seosan is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Located at 36°47′N 126°27′E / 36.783°N 126.450°E / 36.783; 126.450, it has a population of 163,055 according to the 2010 census.

Climate[edit]

Seosan has four distinct seasons. In spring, mild temperatures are accompanied by strong winds bearing dust from the Chinese mainland; this dust is called [hwangsa] (황사)or Asian Dust. In summer, the monsoon (jangma, 장마) lasts for about three weeks and is typified by heavy rainfall. As in the rest of Korea, Seosan may be affected by typhoons during the Summer. Category 1 Typhoon "Kompasu" caused damage to the city when it struck in the early hours of the morning of September 2, 2010. August is the hottest month and is humid. Fall begins in mid September and temperatures fall away quickly by November. The first winter snows usually appear in early December. The average annual temperature is 11.8 degrees Celsius.

Climate data for Seosan (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
5.3
(41.5)
10.4
(50.7)
17.3
(63.1)
22.2
(72)
26.2
(79.2)
28.3
(82.9)
29.6
(85.3)
25.9
(78.6)
20.4
(68.7)
12.8
(55)
5.9
(42.6)
17.3
(63.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.0
(28.4)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.6
(40.3)
10.9
(51.6)
16.4
(61.5)
21.1
(70)
24.3
(75.7)
25.1
(77.2)
20.4
(68.7)
14.0
(57.2)
7.0
(44.6)
0.9
(33.6)
11.9
(53.4)
Average low °C (°F) −6.3
(20.7)
−4.9
(23.2)
−0.7
(30.7)
5.0
(41)
11.3
(52.3)
16.7
(62.1)
21.2
(70.2)
21.5
(70.7)
15.8
(60.4)
8.5
(47.3)
2.1
(35.8)
−3.5
(25.7)
7.2
(45)
Precipitation mm (inches) 28.2
(1.11)
26.6
(1.047)
46.3
(1.823)
70.2
(2.764)
105.2
(4.142)
138.4
(5.449)
273.4
(10.764)
295.9
(11.65)
162.4
(6.394)
52.2
(2.055)
56.5
(2.224)
30.7
(1.209)
1,285.7
(50.618)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.2 7.0 7.0 7.5 8.2 9.4 15.2 13.7 8.6 6.7 9.7 11.4 113.6
 % humidity 71.4 69.6 68.5 67.6 71.9 75.9 83.4 81.8 78.5 74.8 73.4 72.7 74.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 151.8 168.9 202.0 219.7 233.8 193.3 143.7 183.5 189.2 203.1 148.4 141.4 2,178.8
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

Transportation[edit]

Seosan is served by Express and by Intercity buses. It takes about 90 minutes to reach Seoul by Express bus, if traffic conditions are favorable. The nearest railway station is at Hongseong, about 40 km south. Hongseong Station is on the Janghang Line. The intercity buses depart every 1 hour. The fare for a local bus is from a minimum of 960won to a maximum of 1450won.

History[edit]

The historic Haemi castle (해미읍성) is about 12 km from the city, in Haemi-eup.

Local specialities[edit]

The famous Korean singer and actor Shin Sung Woo 신성우 (Shin Dong Ryoon )born July 26, 1968 in Seosan, also Korean singer and actor Bi Rain (비) was born in Seosan. Another famous singer from Seosan is Star (별). Seosan is renowned for oysters and garlic.

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 서산(129)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 

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