Uljin County

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Uljin
울진군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Uljin-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Uljin-gun
Official logo of Uljin
Emblem of Uljin
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions

2 eup, 8 myeon

Uljin-eup, Pyeonghae-eup, Buk-myeon, Seo-myeon, Geunnam-myeon, Wonnam-myeon, Giseong-myeon, Onjeong-myeon, Jukbyeon-myeon, Hupo-myeon
Government
 • Type Uljin County
 • Mayor Im Kwang-Won
Area
 • Total 989.06 km2 (381.88 sq mi)
Population (5/06/2010)
 • Total 52,385
 • Density 61.7/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Uljin County (Uljin-gun) is a county in North Gyeongsang Province (Before 1963, Uljin was in Gangwon-do), South Korea.

Culture and Sightseeing[edit]

Festivals[edit]

Uljin's festivals reflect the county's agricultural and maritime industry.

In 2005 and 2009 for three weeks, Uljin hosted the Uljin Organic Food Exhibition (울진세계친환경농업엑스포) in Uljin's Expo Park. The expo features global representatives of the organic food industry, interactive activities, live music, and food. The next expo is slated for July 2013.

Economy[edit]

The Uljin Nuclear Power Plant, one of four nuclear power plants in South Korea, is located in Bugu. The plant currently has six reactors and is a top source of jobs for the county and region.[1]

Education[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Hupo High School
  • Jukbyeon High School
  • Pyeonghae Gongeob High School
  • Pyeonghae Jeongbo High School
  • Uljin High School

Middle schools[edit]

  • Bugu Middle School
  • Giseong Middle School
  • Hupo Middle School
  • Jukbyeon Middle School
  • Maewha Middle School
  • Onjeong Middle School
  • Pyeonghae Middle School
  • Pyeonghae Girl's Middle School
  • Uljin Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bugu Elementary School
  • Giseong Elementary School
  • Hupo Elementary School
  • Hupo Dongbu Elementary School
  • Jukbyeon Elementary School
  • Maewha Elementary School
  • Noeum Elementary School
  • Onjeong Elementary School
  • Pyeonghae Elementary School
  • Uljin Elementary School
  • Uljin Nambu Elementary School
  • Sadong Elementary School
  • Samgeun Elementary School
  • Wolsong Elementary School

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Uljin (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
7.5
(45.5)
10.9
(51.6)
16.8
(62.2)
20.7
(69.3)
22.9
(73.2)
26.3
(79.3)
27.2
(81)
23.9
(75)
20.0
(68)
14.3
(57.7)
9.1
(48.4)
17.2
(63)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
2.5
(36.5)
6.4
(43.5)
12.0
(53.6)
16.1
(61)
19.1
(66.4)
22.8
(73)
23.8
(74.8)
19.9
(67.8)
15.1
(59.2)
9.1
(48.4)
3.7
(38.7)
12.6
(54.7)
Average low °C (°F) −3.2
(26.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
1.8
(35.2)
7.0
(44.6)
11.6
(52.9)
15.6
(60.1)
19.9
(67.8)
20.9
(69.6)
16.1
(61)
10.3
(50.5)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.8
(30.6)
8.5
(47.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 46.7
(1.839)
41.3
(1.626)
58.0
(2.283)
61.0
(2.402)
70.0
(2.756)
105.8
(4.165)
186.8
(7.354)
208.8
(8.22)
185.6
(7.307)
64.2
(2.528)
57.3
(2.256)
33.4
(1.315)
1,119
(44.055)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.4 6.3 8.3 7.3 8.0 9.6 13.8 13.2 11.1 6.5 6.2 4.2 99.9
 % humidity 51.4 56.3 62.1 63.6 70.7 80.0 83.3 83.7 80.1 69.5 60.5 52.1 67.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 203.1 186.7 205.8 228.8 235.9 194.4 163.1 184.7 175.0 203.6 188.3 203.9 2,373.2
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eng.knef.or.kr/nuclear/nuclear4.asp
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 울진(130)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°00′N 129°24′E / 37.000°N 129.400°E / 37.000; 129.400