Yeongju

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Yeongju
영주시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeongju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏngju-si
Muryangsujeon hall at Buseoksa temple
Muryangsujeon hall at Buseoksa temple
Official logo of Yeongju
Emblem of Yeongju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 9 myeon, 9 dong
Area
 • Total 668.45 km2 (258.09 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 196,000
 • Density 293.2/km2 (759/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Yeongju is a city in the far north region of North Gyeongsang province in South Korea, covering 668.84 km2 with a population of 113,930 people according to the 2008 census. The city borders Bonghwa county to the east, Danyang county of North Chungcheong province to the west, Andong city and Yecheon county to the south, and Yeongwol county of Gangwon province to the north.[1]

Buseoksa Temple in Yeongju is outstanding as a representative temple of the Avatamsaka Sect of Silla Buddhism. Sosu Seowon is the first Seowon (Confucian academy) to have had national financial support by way of tax exemptions.

Yeongju is also home to a large Novelis Aluminum plant, employing approximately 1000 workers. This plant provides flat-rolled aluminum sheet products to customers throughout Asia.[2]

There are about 80 foreigners living in Yeongju, teaching English.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Yeongju is divided into nineteen primary divisions: nine dong (동/) or neighborhood, one eup (읍/) or town, and nine myeon (면/) or rural district.

The eup and myeon are further divided into numerous ri (리/) or village.

  • Punggi-eup (풍기읍/豊基邑) - Seongnae-ri (성내리/城內里), Dongbu-ri (동부리/東部里), Sanbeop-ri (산법리/山法里), Migok-ri (미곡리/味谷里), Samga-ri (삼가리/三街里), Ukgeum-ri (욱금리/郁錦里), Geumgye-ri (금계리/金鷄里), Gyochon-ri (교촌리/校村里), Seobu-ri (서부리/西部里), Baek-ri (백리/白里), Baeksin-ri (백신리/白新里), Changrak-ri (창락리/昌樂里), Sucheol-ri (수철리/水鐵里), Jeongu-ri (전구리/前邱里)
  • Isan-myeon (이산면/伊山面) - Won-ri (원리/院里), Sinam-ri (신암리/新岩里), Jidong-ri (지동리/池洞里), Seokpo-ri (석포리/石浦里), Yongsang-ri (용상리/龍上里), Sincheon-ri (신천리/新川里), Unmun-ri (운문리/雲文里), Duwol-ri (두월리/斗月里), Naerim-ri (내림리/內林里)
  • Pyeongeun-myeon (평은면/平恩面) - Pyeongeun-ri (평은리/平恩里), Gangdong-ri (강동리/江東里), Jigok-ri (지곡리/芝谷里), Oun-ri (오운리/梧云里), Cheonbon-ri (천본리/川本里), Geumgwang-ri (금광리/金光里), Yongheol-ri (용혈리/龍穴里)
  • Munsu-myeon (문수면/文殊面) - Seungmun-ri (승문리/繩門里), Manbang-ri (만방리/萬芳里), Jeokdong-ri (적동리/赤東里), Gwonseon-ri (권선리/權先里), Wolho-ri (월호리/月呼里), Beolsa-ri (벌사리/伐賜里), Tansan-ri (탄산리/炭山里), Sudo-ri (수도리/水島里), Joje-ri (조제리/助梯里)
  • Jangsu-myeon (장수면/長壽面) - Bangu-ri (반구리/盤邱里), Dujeon-ri (두전리/豆田里), Galsan-ri (갈산리/葛山里), Paji-ri (파지리/芭芝里), Seonggok-ri (성곡리/星谷里), Hwagi-ri (화기리/花岐里), Soryong-ri (소룡리/小龍里), Homun-ri (호문리/好文里)
  • Anjeong-myeon (안정면/安定面) - Sinjeon-ri (신전리/新田里), Saenghyeon-ri (생현리/生峴里), Bongam-ri (봉암리/鳳岩里), Yongsan-ri (용산리/龍山里), Yeoreuk-ri (여륵리/汝勒里), Muk-ri (묵리/墨里), Naejul-ri (내줄리/內茁里), Irwon-ri (일원리/逸園里), Ansim-ri (안심리/安心里), Ongam-ri (옹암리/瓮岩里), Danchon-ri (단촌리/丹村里), Daepyeong-ri (대평리/大坪里), Ogye-ri (오계리/梧溪里)
  • Bongheon-myeon (봉현면/鳳峴面) - Dusan-ri (두산리/斗山里), Ohyeon-ri (오현리/梧峴里), Daechon-ri (대촌리/大村里), Hancheon-ri (한천리/寒泉里), Yujeon-ri (유전리/柳田里), Nojwa-ri (노좌리/魯佐里), Hachon-ri (하촌리/下村里)
  • Sunheung-myeon (순흥면/順興面) - Taejang-ri (태장리/台庄里), Jidong-ri (지동리/池洞里), Seokgyo-ri (석교리/石橋里), Eupnae-ri (읍내리/邑內里), Naejuk-ri (내죽리/內竹里), Cheonggu-ri (청구리/靑邱里), Baejeom-ri (배점리/裵店里), Deokhyeon-ri (덕현리/德峴里)
  • Dansan-myeon (단산면/丹山面) - Dongwon-ri (동원리/東元里), Sacheon-ri (사천리/沙川里), Gugu-ri (구구리/九邱里), Byeongsan-ri (병산리/屛山里), Okdae-ri (옥대리/玉帶里), Dangok-ri (단곡리/丹谷里), Jwaseok-ri (좌석리/坐石里), Marak-ri (마락리/馬落里)
  • Buseok-myeon (부석면/浮石面) - Namdae-ri (남대리/南大里), Bukji-ri (북지리/北枝里), Imgok-ri (임곡리/林谷里), Socheon-ri (소천리/韶川里), Nogok-ri (노곡리/魯谷里), Yongam-ri (용암리/龍岩里), Ugok-ri (우곡리/愚谷里), Sangseok-ri (상석리/上石里), Gamgok-ri (감곡리/甘谷里), Bogye-ri (보계리/寶溪里)

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yeongju (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
5.4
(41.7)
11.0
(51.8)
18.8
(65.8)
23.6
(74.5)
27.1
(80.8)
28.6
(83.5)
29.5
(85.1)
25.4
(77.7)
19.9
(67.8)
12.0
(53.6)
5.1
(41.2)
17.4
(63.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
4.8
(40.6)
11.7
(53.1)
16.9
(62.4)
21.0
(69.8)
23.8
(74.8)
24.2
(75.6)
19.1
(66.4)
12.5
(54.5)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
11.3
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) −8.2
(17.2)
−5.8
(21.6)
−1.0
(30.2)
4.4
(39.9)
10.0
(50)
15.4
(59.7)
19.8
(67.6)
20.0
(68)
14.0
(57.2)
6.2
(43.2)
−0.2
(31.6)
−5.8
(21.6)
5.7
(42.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 19.8
(0.78)
28.8
(1.134)
54.3
(2.138)
82.9
(3.264)
109.9
(4.327)
164.6
(6.48)
303.6
(11.953)
273.1
(10.752)
153.2
(6.031)
43.2
(1.701)
39.3
(1.547)
18.3
(0.72)
1,290.9
(50.823)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.1 5.7 7.6 7.7 8.1 9.5 14.8 14.2 8.9 5.3 6.4 5.0 98.3
 % humidity 61.4 59.0 59.1 55.4 61.9 69.5 78.3 78.1 75.7 70.2 66.4 63.7 66.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 192.5 192.4 220.1 240.3 256.2 225.3 170.0 188.8 189.0 215.3 179.7 184.2 2,461.5
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[3]

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Coordinates: 36°48′21″N 128°37′26″E / 36.80583°N 128.62389°E / 36.80583; 128.62389