Sunchang County

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Sunchang
순창군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Sunchang-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Sunch'ang-gun
Official logo of Sunchang
Emblem of Sunchang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 10 myeon
Area
 • Total 495.75 km2 (191.41 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 30,272
 • Density 69.8/km2 (181/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Sunchang County (Sunchang-gun) is a county in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. It is located in a mountainous region of the province and is connected to the city of Jeonju by a modern double-lane free-way that was completed in 2011.

Sunchang's claim to fame is its red pepper paste, or gochujang, which is supposed to be distinct from other recipes. The governor of the county puts his personal seal of approval on it to make it authentic Sunchang Gochujang.

Famous people from Sunchang include Unification Minister Chung Dong-young, who was born there.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Sunchang is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 35°22′25″N 127°08′34″E / 35.3736111211°N 127.142777788°E / 35.3736111211; 127.142777788