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 (city districts) one eup (large village) and nine rural districts (myeon).

The eup and myeon are further divided into numerous small villages (ri).

  • Punggi-eup (풍기읍) - Seongnae-ri (성내리), Dongbu-ri (동부리), Sanbeop-ri (산법리), Migok-ri (미곡리), Samga-ri (삼가리), Ukgeum-ri (욱금리), Geumgye-ri (금계리), Gyochon-ri (교촌리), Seobu-ri (서부리), Baek-ri (백리), Baeksin-ri (백신리), Changrak-ri (창락리), Sucheol-ri (수철리), Jeongu-ri (전구리)
  • Isan-myeon (이산면) - Won-ri (원리), Sinam-ri (신암리), Jidong-ri (지동리), Seokpo-ri (석포리), Yongsang-ri (용상리), Sincheon-ri (신천리), Unmun-ri (운문리), Duwol-ri (두월리), Naerim-ri (내림리)
  • Pyeongeun-myeon (평은면) - Pyeongeun-ri (평은리), Gangdong-ri (강동리), Jigok-ri (지곡리), Oun-ri (오운리), Cheonbon-ri (천본리), Geumgwang-ri (금광리), Yongheol-ri (용혈리)
  • Munsu-myeon (문수면) - Seungmun-ri (승문리), Manbang-ri (만방리), Jeokdong-ri (적동리), Gwonseon-ri (권선리), Wolho-ri (월호리), Daeyang-ri (대양리), Tansan-ri (탄산리), Sudo-ri (수도리), Joje-ri (조제리)
  • Jangsu-myeon (장수면) - Bangu-ri (반구리), Dujeon-ri (두전리), Galsan-ri (갈산리), Paji-ri (파지리), Seonggok-ri (성곡리), Hwagi-ri (화기리), Soryong-ri (소룡리), Homun-ri (호문리)
  • Anjeong-myeon (안정면) - Sinjeon-ri (신전리), Saenghyeon-ri (생현리), Bongam-ri (봉암리), Yongsan-ri (용산리), Yeoreuk-ri (여륵리), Muk-ri (묵리), Naejul-ri (내줄리), Irwon-ri (일원리), Ansim-ri (안심리), Ongam-ri (옹암리), Danchon-ri (단촌리), Daepyeong-ri (대평리), Ogye-ri (오계리)
  • Bongheon-myeon (봉현면) - Dusan-ri (두산리), Ohyeon-ri (오현리), Daechon-ri (대촌리), Hancheon-ri (한천리), Yujeon-ri (유전리), Nojwa-ri (노좌리), Hachon-ri (하촌리)
  • Sunheung-myeon (순흥면) - Taejang-ri (태장리), Jidong-ri (지동리), Seokgyo-ri (석교리), Eupnae-ri (읍내리), Naejuk-ri (내죽리), Cheonggu-ri (청구리), Baejeom-ri (배점리), Deokhyeon-ri (덕현리)
  • Dansan-myeon (단산면) - Dongwon-ri (동원리), Sacheon-ri (사천리), Gugu-ri (구구리), Byeongsan-ri (병산리), Okdae-ri (옥대리), Dangok-ri (단곡리), Jwaseok-ri (좌석리), Marak-ri (마락리)
  • Buseok-myeon (부석면) - Namdae-ri (남대리), Bukji-ri (북지리), Imgok-ri (임곡리), Socheon-ri (소천리), Nogok-ri (노곡리), Yongam-ri (용암리), Ugok-ri (우곡리), Sangseok-ri (상석리), Gamgok-ri (감곡리), Bogye-ri 보계리)

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