Gochang County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Geochang County.
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gochang-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Koch'ang-gun
Official logo of Gochang
Emblem of Gochang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 13 myeon
 • Total 606.90 km2 (234.33 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 60,522
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla

Gochang County (Gochang-gun) is a county in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. It is a rural area, and is home to only one institution of higher education: Gochang Polytechnic College.

Famous people from Gochang include the 20th-century poet Midang.

The temple of Seonunsa is also located in Gochang.

The Gochang Dolmens located in Maesan village are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and Historic Site #391.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Gochang is twinned with:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°26′00″N 126°42′00″E / 35.4333333433°N 126.70000001°E / 35.4333333433; 126.70000001