Yeongwol County

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Yeongwol
영월군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeongwol-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏngwŏl-gun
Official logo of Yeongwol
Emblem of Yeongwol
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 7 myeon
Area
 • Total 1,127.36 km2 (435.28 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 45,287
 • Density 44.6/km2 (116/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Yeongwol County (Yeongwol-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea.

It is well-known as the place to which King Danjong, the sixth king of Joseon Dynasty, was exiled when he was forced to abdicate by his uncle, who became Sejo of Joseon. It is also where he was buried after he was murdered in 1457, following the attempts by six martyred ministers to restore him to power, when he was perceived to be a continuing threat to the rule of his uncle. It is also where the Joseon Dynasty poet Kim Sat-gat is buried.[1]

Cities[edit]

Culture and tourism[edit]

  • Jangreung[장릉] (Youngwoleup)
  • Eorayeon[어라연] (Youngwoleup)
  • Gossigul[고씨굴] (Kimsatgat myeon)
  • Kimsatgat myeon sites[김삿갓유적지] ( Kimsatgat myeon)
  • Cheongryeongpo[청령포] (Youngwoleup)
  • Youngwol dahanu Village[다한우마을] (Jucheonmyeon)
  • Byeolmaro Observatory[별마로 천문대] (Youngwoleup)
  • Donggang Photo Museum[동강사진박물관] (Youngwoleup)
  • Bongraesan[봉래산] (Youngwoleup)
  • Hanbando terrain (Hanbando myeon)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Jeong-bong (1 June 2011). "A hamlet rich in history and art". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°11′14″N 128°28′24″E / 37.1872222322°N 128.473333343°E / 37.1872222322; 128.473333343