Yeonggwang County

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Not to be confused with Yonggwang County in North Korea.
Yeonggwang
영광군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeonggwang-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏnggwang-gun
Official logo of Yeonggwang
Emblem of Yeonggwang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 3 eup, 8 myeon
Area
 • Total 472.97 km2 (182.61 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 72,780
 • Density 154/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Yeonggwang County (Yeonggwang-gun) is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Speciality[edit]

Yeonggwang is famous for its large production of Small yellow croaker which Korean people choose as one of the best presents to give to other people. It is called Yeonggwang gulbi (meaning dried croaker) among Koreans, and it is nicknamed "rice thief" because of its wide popularity.[citation needed]

They originated from the Goryeo Dynasty. Yellow croaker move northward from the East China Sea, where they spend the winter season, to Yeonpyeongdo Island, to spawn at the start of the thawing season. They spawn at sea in front of Chilsan, near Beopseongpo in Yeonggwang, between April 10 and 30, while moving northward. [1]

Nuclear power plant[edit]

The Yeonggwang nuclear plant was established in 1979 and has reached its full capacity. Now there are six plants. In 2007, plants of Yeonggwang achieved a position of third in the world, ranked by the degree of utilization.[2]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yeonggwang county office, English homepage, http://www.yeonggwang.jeonnam.kr/phps/menu/menu.php?S=S47&M=050101000000
  2. ^ 한국수력원자력(주) - 영광원자력본부(Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Plant Company) http://www.khnp.co.kr/youngkwg/yknew2/company/company.jsp?hc=1_2_1(Kor)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°16′30″N 126°30′34″E / 35.27500001°N 126.509444454°E / 35.27500001; 126.509444454