Yeongcheon

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Yeongcheon
영천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeongcheon-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏngch'ŏn-si
영천-55번 버스.jpg
Official logo of Yeongcheon
Emblem of Yeongcheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 10 myeon, 5 dong
Area
 • Total 919.76 km2 (355.12 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 113,807
 • Density 123.7/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Yeongcheon (Hangul: 영천) is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Yeongcheon is located 350 km southeast of Seoul, in the southeast of North Gyeongsang Province. It is on the Gyeongbu Expressway linking Seoul and Busan, and is also the junction of the Jungang and Daegu railway lines.

Symbols[edit]

  • City bird: pigeon
  • City flower: rose
  • City tree: gingko

Economy of Yeongcheon[edit]

As a rural city, many of Yeongcheon's citizens farm to earn their living. The most well-known crop is the grape, which is generally large, seeded and often peeled before consuming (due to Koreans' concern over fertilizers and pesticides).

Festivals[edit]

The Bohyeon Mountain Starlight Festival takes place in summer and is centered in the Bohyeon Mountain Observatory, which houses the third-largest telescope in Korea. In late summer, the Grape Festival takes place, hosting events such as the Miss Grape contest and a grape-eating competition. Yeongcheon is also well known for its Herbal Medicine Festival, which takes place in October and hosts traditional singing and lots of herbs.

People[edit]

Notable individuals born in the city include Goryeo period general Choe Mu-seon and Goryeo intellectual Jeong Mong-ju. Also, it was the hometown of Paek Gun Sang, a tremendous Korean War veteran, who led himself to a high government position without being paid any kind of salary during the Korean War.

Notable Tourist Destinations[edit]

Tourists to Yeongcheon are few, but popular destinations include Eunhaesa Temple, the War Memorial Park, Cyan Art Gallery, Yeongcheon Dam, the Jeong Sowon and Gatbawi.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yeongcheon (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
7.7
(45.9)
12.8
(55)
19.8
(67.6)
24.5
(76.1)
27.3
(81.1)
29.5
(85.1)
30.3
(86.5)
26.0
(78.8)
21.4
(70.5)
14.2
(57.6)
7.6
(45.7)
18.8
(65.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
1.2
(34.2)
6.0
(42.8)
12.5
(54.5)
17.3
(63.1)
21.3
(70.3)
24.6
(76.3)
25.1
(77.2)
20.0
(68)
13.7
(56.7)
6.9
(44.4)
0.9
(33.6)
12.4
(54.3)
Average low °C (°F) −6.4
(20.5)
−4.5
(23.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
5.0
(41)
10.4
(50.7)
15.9
(60.6)
20.6
(69.1)
21.0
(69.8)
15.1
(59.2)
7.4
(45.3)
0.7
(33.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
6.7
(44.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.6
(0.89)
27.3
(1.075)
46.9
(1.846)
62.4
(2.457)
87.2
(3.433)
135.8
(5.346)
224.4
(8.835)
225.3
(8.87)
135.0
(5.315)
31.8
(1.252)
32.8
(1.291)
15.2
(0.598)
1,046.8
(41.213)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.0 5.1 7.1 7.2 8.3 9.0 13.0 12.0 8.8 4.2 4.6 3.5 86.8
 % humidity 58.0 58.2 59.4 57.0 61.9 68.6 75.3 74.8 73.8 68.3 65.0 61.3 65.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 169.4 179.5 203.4 222.7 232.1 196.8 172.3 187.2 167.4 198.8 160.4 156.6 2,248.9
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/22/world/asia/22brides.html?pagewanted=2 http://en.yc.go.kr/

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 영천(281)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°58′24″N 128°56′19″E / 35.973196°N 128.938612°E / 35.973196; 128.938612