Seocheon County

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Seocheon

서천군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationSeocheon-gun
 • McCune–ReischauerSŏch'ŏn-gun
Official logo of Seocheon
Emblem of Seocheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHoseo
ProvinceSouth Chungcheong
Administrative divisions2 eup, 11 myeon
Area
 • Total363.40 km2 (140.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total67,651
 • Density186.2/km2 (482/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Chungcheong

Seocheon County (Seocheon-gun) is a county in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. It is famous for its seafood and location near the mouth of the Geum River.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Seocheon county has two major centers, Janghang-eup and Seocheon-eup. Seocheon-eup, the larger center, serves as the educational center of the district. It has an economy built on agriculture and education. Janghang has a more industrial economy that includes factories, processing, and ship building. Janghang and Seocheon are connected to Yongsan (Seoul), Iksan, and the rest of the country via Korail's Janghang Line which formerly terminated in Janghang but has since been connected to Iksan via Gunsan.

In total under Seocheon-gun there are two eup and eleven myeon:[1]

Tourist spot[edit]

Festival[edit]

Hansan Mosi Culture Festival - Mosi(Ramie Fabric) is a traditional Korean natural fabric. It was selected as the 2018 Korea Promising Festival. 'Hansan mosi weaving' is designated as an intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. At this festival, tourists can learn the history of Korean natural fibers and enjoy ramie clothes and crafts.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law.go.kr: 地域表示番號表.
  2. ^ 8 Scenic Spots of Seocheon http://en.seocheon.go.kr/eng/sub02_01_01.do
  3. ^ 한산모시문화제 2018. korean.visitkorea.or.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-12.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°04′49″N 126°41′29″E / 36.080251°N 126.691403°E / 36.080251; 126.691403