Donghae City

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Donghae
동해시
Municipal city
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Donghae-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Tonghae-si
Samhwasa and murung velley.jpg
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°23′N 129°13′E / 37.383°N 129.217°E / 37.383; 129.217
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 10 dong
Area
 • Total 180.01 km2 (69.50 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2015)
 • Total 93,895
 • Density 521.61/km2 (1,351.0/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon
Climate Cfa

Donghae (Korean pronunciation: [toŋ.ɦɛ̝]) is a city in Gangwon Province, South Korea. There are two major ports: Donghae Harbor and Mukho Harbor. The city is located on the Yeongdong Line railroad and the Donghae Expressway. Numerous caverns are found in the city, as in neighboring Samcheok. Hanzhong University is located here.

Location[edit]

Donghae City is located in the central region of the east coast of Korea in Gangwon-do. Jeongseon county to the west and Gangneung city to the north. It contains the southern terminus of the Donghae Expressway, and the No. 7 national way passes through the city.

The city is mostly mountainous and has natural resources such as Mureung Valley and beautiful beaches. Here, the high Taebaek Mountains lie along the eastern coast, preventing rivers from meeting the coast.[1] However, in the rainy season, spontaneous water flow is possible.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Donghae (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.1
(61)
23.7
(74.7)
26.9
(80.4)
32.6
(90.7)
32.7
(90.9)
35.2
(95.4)
37.1
(98.8)
37.0
(98.6)
34.2
(93.6)
29.7
(85.5)
24.4
(75.9)
18.4
(65.1)
37.1
(98.8)
Average high °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
7.1
(44.8)
10.8
(51.4)
16.6
(61.9)
20.6
(69.1)
23.2
(73.8)
26.4
(79.5)
27.3
(81.1)
23.7
(74.7)
19.7
(67.5)
13.6
(56.5)
7.9
(46.2)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
2.7
(36.9)
6.4
(43.5)
12.0
(53.6)
16.1
(61)
19.4
(66.9)
23.0
(73.4)
23.7
(74.7)
19.7
(67.5)
15.0
(59)
9.0
(48.2)
3.3
(37.9)
12.6
(54.7)
Average low °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.0
(35.6)
7.5
(45.5)
12.0
(53.6)
16.1
(61)
20.2
(68.4)
20.7
(69.3)
15.9
(60.6)
10.5
(50.9)
4.6
(40.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
8.7
(47.7)
Record low °C (°F) −14.0
(6.8)
−13.7
(7.3)
−6.9
(19.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
3.5
(38.3)
6.0
(42.8)
12.2
(54)
14.4
(57.9)
8.3
(46.9)
−0.1
(31.8)
−6.2
(20.8)
−11.9
(10.6)
−14.0
(6.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.0
(2.008)
36.3
(1.429)
58.6
(2.307)
60.1
(2.366)
74.0
(2.913)
110.4
(4.346)
234.7
(9.24)
240.3
(9.461)
241.1
(9.492)
83.5
(3.287)
67.6
(2.661)
21.3
(0.839)
1,278.9
(50.35)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.7 5.9 8.7 7.3 9.3 11.3 14.2 15.0 11.8 7.7 7.0 3.9 107.8
Average snowy days 5.1 4.0 3.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.4 14.6
Average relative humidity (%) 49.5 52.0 57.1 59.0 68.7 78.0 82.5 82.6 79.0 67.0 56.2 46.8 64.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 178.6 179.4 194.4 208.9 208.3 170.4 144.7 157.0 162.5 188.2 171.7 185.0 2,149
Percent possible sunshine 58.1 58.8 52.5 52.9 47.4 38.6 32.3 37.3 43.5 54.0 56.2 61.9 48.2
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2][3][4] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[5]

Symbols[edit]

  • Tree: Gingko Tree
  • Flower: Red Prumusumume
  • Bird: Seagull

Free Industry zone[edit]

Donghae area and its neighborhood are a free industry zone. From this, Gangwon province and Donghae city has overtaken team for investment.[6]

Cruise Ferry[edit]

A cruise ferry line connecting Russia, South Korea and Japan opened in the summer of 2008. DBS Ferry currently transits between Donghae, Sakaiminato, Tottori and Vladivostok.[7][8]

Tourism[edit]

  • Mukho harbor
  • Mureung Valley
  • Cheongok caves
  • Mangsang Beach
  • Yakcheon village
  • Samhwa temple

Sister cities[edit]

Donghae City has the following sister cities:[9][10]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Official page of Donghae city - location
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010), 동해(106)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 동해(106)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 동해(106)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 8 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  6. ^ [강원도청] 강원도 '동해자유무역지역' 개발 본격화 Yeonhap news 2008.01.23
  7. ^ Fundamental opening of Donghae port as passing port of cruise ferry. (동해항 크루즈훼리 운항 탄력) 2008-01-18 Dalian News
  8. ^ DBS Cruise Ferry Main Page. ([1]) 2014-01-17 DBS Cruise Ferry
  9. ^ City of Federal Way - Sister City Association Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ ▒ Donghae - City of beautiful ocean
  11. ^ "국제 자매(우호)도시 결연 현황" (in Korean). Donghae Culture Center. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°31′29″N 129°06′51″E / 37.524771°N 129.114282°E / 37.524771; 129.114282