Wonju

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Wonju
원주시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Wonju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Wŏnju-si
Wonju.Gangwon.KOREA.jpg
Official logo of Wonju
Emblem of Wonju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°20′30″N 127°55′15″E / 37.34167°N 127.92083°E / 37.34167; 127.92083
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 8 myeon, 16 dong
Area
 • Total 867.63 km2 (334.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 310,854
 • Density 317/km2 (820/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Wonju is the most populous city in Gangwon province, South Korea.

Wonju is a city approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) east of Seoul and the capital can be reached within 1hr 30minutes by bus or train. Wonju was the site of three crucial battles during the Korean War.

Education[edit]

Culture & Festivals[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Mureung Museum
  • Yonsei University Wonju Museum
  • Museum yetchaek towns
  • Wonju City Museum
  • Chiak Folk Museum
  • Myeongjusa Chiaksan and Engraving Museum
  • Toji Literature park
  • Toji Cultural Center
  • Hanji museum

Festivals[edit]

  • Hoechon moon Full Moon New Year Festival
  • Chiaksan boksakkot(peach blossom) Festival
  • Won-ju Children's Day, a great feast
  • Wild greens Festival
  • Rose Festival
  • Seomgang Festival

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wonju (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
5.0
(41)
11.1
(52)
19.0
(66.2)
23.9
(75)
27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
30.0
(86)
25.7
(78.3)
19.8
(67.6)
11.5
(52.7)
4.4
(39.9)
17.4
(63.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.3
(24.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
4.7
(40.5)
11.8
(53.2)
17.3
(63.1)
21.8
(71.2)
24.6
(76.3)
24.8
(76.6)
19.5
(67.1)
12.6
(54.7)
5.2
(41.4)
−1.4
(29.5)
11.3
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.6
(20.1)
−1.1
(30)
4.8
(40.6)
11.1
(52)
16.5
(61.7)
20.8
(69.4)
20.9
(69.6)
14.7
(58.5)
6.9
(44.4)
0.0
(32)
−6.2
(20.8)
6.0
(42.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.0
(0.866)
26.3
(1.035)
51.6
(2.031)
66.7
(2.626)
93.5
(3.681)
140.1
(5.516)
362.2
(14.26)
290.1
(11.421)
173.4
(6.827)
50.1
(1.972)
43.5
(1.713)
24.1
(0.949)
1,343.6
(52.898)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.4 7.0 9.2 8.1 8.9 10.4 16.6 14.8 9.0 6.1 8.1 8.0 113.6
 % humidity 66.9 64.2 61.6 58.4 64.1 70.3 78.5 78.1 76.0 73.2 70.9 69.2 69.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162.4 165.1 189.3 213.0 221.0 194.1 146.8 169.4 174.7 186.9 149.0 153.0 2,124.6
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 원주(114)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°20′30″N 127°55′15″E / 37.34167°N 127.92083°E / 37.34167; 127.92083