Bonghwa County

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Bonghwa
봉화군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationBonghwa-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerPonghwa-gun
Flag of Bonghwa
Official logo of Bonghwa
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam
Administrative divisions1 eup, 9 myeon
Area
 • Total1,201 km2 (464 sq mi)
Population
 • Total41,452
 • Density34.5/km2 (89/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang

Bonghwa County (Bonghwa-gun) is a county in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It lies inland, at the northern edge of the province, and borders Gangwon province to the north. To the east it is bounded by Yeongyang and Uljin counties, to the south by Andong, and to the west by Yeongju. The county is ringed by the Taebaek and Sobaek Mountains, the highest of which is Taebaek-san itself, at more than 1500 meters above sea level. Because of this mountainous inland location, Bonghwa has a colder climate than most of the province, with an average annual temperature of 10 °C (50 °F).

Bonghwa is connected to the national rail grid by the Yeongdong Line, which stops at Bonghwa station on its way between Yeongju and Gangneung. The Yeongdong Line, which is not known for its speed, stops at a total of 13 stations as it winds through Bonghwa, before ambling north into the next province.

Korean National Treasure No. 201, a rock-carved seated Buddhist statue, is located in Bukji-ri, Murya-myeon.

Famous people from Bonghwa include director Kim Ki-duk. The county is also the setting of the 2008 documentary film Old Partner, which has won numerous awards for its portrayal of rural life.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Administrative divisions of Bonghwa-gun
Cheongnyang Temple in Myeongho-myeon.

Bonghwa is divided into ten primary divisions: one eup (large village) and nine rural districts (myeon).

Name Hangeul Hanja
Bonghwa-eup 봉화읍 奉化邑
Beopjeon-myeon 법전면 法田面
Bongseong-myeon 봉성면 鳳城面
Chunyang-myeon 춘양면 春陽面
Jaesan-myeon 재산면 才山面
Murya-myeon 물야면 物野面
Myeongho-myeon 명호면 明湖面
Sangun-myeon 상운면 祥雲面
Seokpo-myeon 석포면 石浦面
Socheon-myeon 소천면 小川面

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

eup/myeon ri Hangeul
Bonghwa-eup Samgye-ri 삼계리
Yugok-ri 유곡리
Geochon-ri 거촌리
Seokpyeong-ri 석평리
Haejeo-ri 해저리
Jeokdeok-ri 적덕리
Hwacheon-ri 화천리
Dochon-ri 도촌리
Mundan-ri 문단리
Naeseong-ri 내성리
Beopjeon-myeon Beopjeon-ri 법전리
Pongjeong-ri 풍정리
Cheokgok-ri 척곡리
Socheon-ri 소천리
Nulsan-ri 눌산리
Eoji-ri 어지리
Soji-ri 소지리
Bongseong-myeon Bongseong-ri 봉성리
Oesam-ri 외삼리
Changpyeong-ri 창평리
Dongyang-ri 동양리
Geumbong-ri 금봉리
Ugok-ri 우곡리
Bongyang-ri 봉양리
Chunyang-myeon Uiyang-ri 의양리
Haksan-ri 학산리
Seodong-ri 서동리
Seokhyeon-ri 석현리
Aedang-ri 애당리
Dosim-ri 도심리
Seobyeok-ri 서벽리
Uguchi-ri 우구치리
Soro-ri 소로리
Jaesan-myeon Hyeondong-ri 현동리
Nammyeon-ri 남면리
Dongmyeon-ri 동면리
Galsan-ri 갈산리
Sang-ri 상리
Murya-myeon Orok-ri 오록리
Gapyeong-ri 가평리
Gaedan-ri 개단리
Ujan-ri 오전리
Apdong-ri 압동리
Dumun-ri 두문리
Susik-ri 수식리
Bukji-ri 북지리
Myeongho-myeon Docheon-ri 도천리
Samdong-ri 삼동리
Yangguk-ri 양곡
Gogam-ri 고감리
Pungho-ri 풍호리
Gogye-ri 고계리
Bokgok-ri 북곡리
Gwanchang-ri 관창리
Sangun-myeon Gagok-ri 가곡리
Ungye-ri 운계리
Munchon-ri 문촌리
Hanul-ri 하눌리
Toil-ri 토일리
Gocheon-ri 구천리
Seolmae-ri 설매리
Sinra-ri 신라리
Seokpo-myeon Seokpo-ri 석포리
Daehyeon-ri 대현리
Seungbu-ri 승부리
Socheon-myeon Hyeondong-ri 현동리
Goseon-ri 고선리
Imgi-ri 임기리
Dueum-ri 두음리
Seocheon-ri 서천리
Namhoeryong-ri 남회룡리
Buncheon-ri 분천리

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bonghwa (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
6.0
(42.8)
10.9
(51.6)
18.4
(65.1)
23.1
(73.6)
26.4
(79.5)
28.0
(82.4)
28.6
(83.5)
24.7
(76.5)
19.7
(67.5)
12.2
(54.0)
5.6
(42.1)
17.2
(63.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.9
(25.0)
−1.5
(29.3)
3.4
(38.1)
9.9
(49.8)
15.2
(59.4)
19.4
(66.9)
22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73.0)
17.8
(64.0)
10.9
(51.6)
4.0
(39.2)
−1.9
(28.6)
9.9
(49.8)
Average low °C (°F) −10.3
(13.5)
−8.2
(17.2)
−3.2
(26.2)
1.8
(35.2)
7.6
(45.7)
13.2
(55.8)
18.3
(64.9)
18.2
(64.8)
12.4
(54.3)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.6
(27.3)
−8.3
(17.1)
3.6
(38.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 21.1
(0.83)
28.4
(1.12)
53.1
(2.09)
75.3
(2.96)
105.7
(4.16)
157.4
(6.20)
296.5
(11.67)
242.0
(9.53)
148.7
(5.85)
36.5
(1.44)
34.6
(1.36)
18.6
(0.73)
1,217.9
(47.95)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.0 5.7 7.5 7.5 8.7 10.5 15.2 13.7 9.2 5.1 5.7 5.1 99.9
Average relative humidity (%) 65.4 64.0 63.7 59.6 65.4 70.9 78.3 77.8 76.3 73.2 69.8 67.3 69.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 182.4 179.3 198.4 223.5 229.6 197.2 145.8 163.6 158.2 189.0 172.1 180.4 2,223.6
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Bonghwa is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 봉화(271)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°53′26″N 128°44′11″E / 36.89057°N 128.736455°E / 36.89057; 128.736455