Yeongyang County

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Yeongyang
영양군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeongyang-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏngyang-gun
Official logo of Yeongyang
Emblem of Yeongyang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 5 myeon
Area
 • Total 815.11 km2 (314.72 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 21,385
 • Density 26.2/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Yeongyang County (Yeongyang-gun) is an inland county in the north-eastern area of North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

An isolated area difficult to access, Yeongyang is sometimes called an "inland island". The county has the lowest population of all counties in North Gyeongsang Province, being mountainous with deep ravines, and only 10 percent of land is cultivable. The county is famous for its apples and chili peppers, and is home to the Yeongyang Chili Pepper Experimental Station. From 1984, the county has elected a "Miss Chili Pepper" to represent Yeongyang chili peppers.

The area is also known as a centre of literature, with the tradition of scholars reading and reciting poetry deep in the mountains, from which have emerged Oh Il-do, Cho Chi-hun and Yi Munyol.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Yeongyang is twinned with:

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Coordinates: 36°40′0″N 129°06′44″E / 36.66667°N 129.11222°E / 36.66667; 129.11222