Ulleung County

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Ulleung
울릉군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Ulleung-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Ullŭng-gun
Official logo of Ulleung
Emblem of Ulleung
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 2 myeon
Area
 • Total 72.518 km2 (27.999 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 10,426
 • Density 143.8/km2 (372/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Ulleung County (Ulleung-gun) is a county in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It consists mainly of the island of Ulleungdo, but is held to cover a total of 44 islands, including Dokdo Islets, which is contested by Japan and North Korea. All of these islands lie within the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

Administratively, the county is divided into one eup and two myeon: Ulleung-eup (including Liancourt Rocks), Buk-myeon, and Seo-myeon. These in turn are divided into 10 legal ri, those into 25 administrative ri, and at the most basic level the county is held to contain 56 "natural villages."[1]

History[edit]

At the year of 512, Jijeung of Silla conquered Usan-guk which was the original nation in Ulleung-do. After a downfall of Silla, Goryeo naturally took the title of Ulleung. In 930, 13th year of Taejo of Goryeo, he granted local people bringing a tribute.

Hyeonjong of Goryeo sent his ambassador to islands for recovering ruined farming land in 1012.

Location[edit]

It is located in the middle of the Sea of Japan between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. There are two main ports that provide ferries to Ulleung and Liancourt Rocks: Pohang Port and Mukho Port. These two ports offer regular shipping service.[2]

Snowflower Festival[edit]

Ulleung County, which has one of the highest snowfalls in all of Korea, hosts the Snowflower Festival. In 2007, Ulleung had lot of snow, up to 42 cm (16.5 in) around coastlines and 105 cm (around 3 ft 5in) in the Nari Basin.[3] But the county did not host its festival before 2006 as there was not enough snow.[4]

Symbols[edit]

  • Tree : Silver Magnolia [5]
  • Flower : Camelliar Flower
  • Bird : Wood Pigeons

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ulleung (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
5.3
(41.5)
9.1
(48.4)
15.1
(59.2)
19.3
(66.7)
22.2
(72)
25.2
(77.4)
26.7
(80.1)
23.1
(73.6)
18.8
(65.8)
13.1
(55.6)
7.5
(45.5)
15.8
(60.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
2.2
(36)
5.4
(41.7)
11.1
(52)
15.5
(59.9)
18.8
(65.8)
22.3
(72.1)
23.6
(74.5)
19.8
(67.6)
15.3
(59.5)
9.7
(49.5)
4.4
(39.9)
12.4
(54.3)
Average low °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
2.5
(36.5)
7.7
(45.9)
12.1
(53.8)
16.0
(60.8)
20.0
(68)
21.4
(70.5)
17.4
(63.3)
12.6
(54.7)
7.1
(44.8)
2.0
(35.6)
9.8
(49.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 116.2
(4.575)
78.1
(3.075)
72.2
(2.843)
81.3
(3.201)
105.1
(4.138)
115.3
(4.539)
170.2
(6.701)
167.9
(6.61)
170.7
(6.72)
83.9
(3.303)
105.5
(4.154)
117.1
(4.61)
1,383.4
(54.465)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 18.5 14.6 11.6 8.3 8.7 9.1 12.1 11.5 9.9 9.0 12.4 16.9 142.6
 % humidity 70.1 69.6 69.8 69.2 72.1 80.4 85.9 85.0 80.3 72.5 68.6 68.5 74.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 90.4 104.1 167.2 212.0 227.3 175.0 150.7 163.3 158.7 176.8 130.0 100.6 1,856.1
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[6]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Ulleung is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ulleung County Government
  2. ^ http://www.ulleung.go.kr/Ullung_English/sub1_05.html
  3. ^ Nice to see you, Snow! 눈꽃축제 울릉 반갑다! 폭설 http://www.imaeil.com/sub_news/sub_news_view.php?news_id=2674&yy=2008
  4. ^ Ulleung county worries 2 year long lack of snowfall <설국(雪國) 울릉도 2년째 눈 부족 '속타네'> 연합뉴스 2008-01-14 http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=103&oid=001&aid=0001892877
  5. ^ 울릉군소개-상징물
  6. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 울릉도(115)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°29′00″N 130°54′00″E / 37.4833333433°N 130.90000001°E / 37.4833333433; 130.90000001