Chilgok County

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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationChilgok-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerCh'ilgok-kun
Flag of Chilgok
Official logo of Chilgok
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
Administrative divisions3 eup, 5 myeon
 • Total451 km2 (174 sq mi)
 • Total107,158
 • Density237.6/km2 (615/sq mi)
 • Dialect

Chilgok County (Chilgok-gun) is located at south-west part of North Gyeongsang Province. It is close by Gunwi County, Daegu Metropolitan city on the east while adjoins with Gimchon-si, Seongju County on the west. It is also a transportation hub where the Nakdong river flows through and an Urban-Farming complex that adjoins with Gumi City and Daegu Metropolitan city.

It is home to the famous Cheonsaengsanseong Fortress, a battle field where general Gwak Jae-woo fought during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, as well as the Gasansanseong Fortress, which was built to prevent a Japanese invasion after the second Manchu invasions in 1636. It is also a battle field of the Nakdong River and Dabudong battles during the Korean war.


Silla Period[edit]

It was Palgeorihyeon or Bukchijangnihyeon, Illihyeon and King Gyeongdeok of Silla (the 35th ruler who reigned from 742 to 765 over the kingdom of Silla) revised it to Pal-ri of which become affiliated to Suchang-guen.

Goryeo Period[edit]

It was revised to Palgeo in the early part of Goryeo period and during King Hyeonjong of Goryeo (the 8th ruler who reigned from 1010-1031), it become affiliation of Gyonsanbu which is the present lord of the castle.

Joseon Period[edit]

In 1640 when King Injo of Joseon (the 16th ruler who reigned from 1623-1649) reign for 18th year, it was called Chilgok by installing regional military command and Gasansanseong Fortress. In 1895 King Gojong's (the 26th ruler who reigned from 1863-1907) 32nd year of reign, Chilgok was re-entitled to Chilgok-guen which led to become a part of Daegu. In accordance with rearrangement of Buguen-myeon in 1914, it incorporated with 9 myeon of Indong-guen , Yakmok-myeon which used to be Daemok or ChilchonㆍGonsanhyeon during Silla dynasty and transferred the location of the county to Waegwan.


Its geographical coordinate is 128°18'-128°38'to the east longitude and the north latitude 35°52' - 36°38' with average temperature of 14.8℃ and 948㎜ amount of rainfall.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map of Chilgok County

Chilgok County is divided into 3 eup and 5 myeon.

Name Hangeul Hanja
Waegwan-eup 왜관읍 倭館邑
Buksam-eup 북삼읍 北三邑
Seokjeok-eup 석적읍 石積邑
Jicheon-myeon 지천면 枝川面
Dongmyeong-myeon 동명면 東明面
Gasan-myeon 가산면 架山面
Yakmok-myeon 약목면 若木面
Gisan-myeon 기산면 岐山面


Gasansanseong Fortress[edit]

Gasansanseong Camping Site[edit]

Dabudong War Memorial Museum[edit]

Songjeong Recreational Forest[edit]

Chilgokbo Auto-camping Site[edit]

Chilgok Patriots & Peace Memorial[edit]

Chilgok Patriots & Peace Memorial is a memorial museum dedicated to the soldiers who seized victory by holding up a fierce battle at Nakdong River's line of defense for 55 days in Chilgok during the Korean War. The museum consists of a spacious four-story high building with two basement floors and an outdoor exhibition with a variety of artifacts. The museum also has battle miniatures and experience facilities to help foster patriotism and appreciation for the soldiers who gave their lives to protect the country.[1] 3.


  1. ^ "Chilgok Patriots & Peace Memorial (칠곡호국평화기념관) - Culture - Korea travel and tourism information". Retrieved 2020-09-01.

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Coordinates: 35°57′N 128°32′E / 35.950°N 128.533°E / 35.950; 128.533