Taean County

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Taean

태안군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationTaean-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerT'aean-gun
Official logo of Taean
Emblem of Taean
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHoseo
Administrative divisions2 eup, 8 myeon
Area
 • Total504.82 km2 (194.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total63,930
 • Density126.6/km2 (328/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Chungcheong

Taean County (Taean-gun) is a county in South Chungcheong Do, South Korea.

Taean County is most famous for Taean Haean National Park, known for its clear seas, unpolluted soils, coastal flora, tidal flats, coasts, and white sand. It includes thirty different beaches; one of these, Mallipo Beach, is considered one of the three most beautiful in Korea and is over three kilometers long. This beach is also the site of the 2007 Korea oil spill.

The Korean government designated Taean Haean National Park in 1978. It consists of 326.57 km2 (126.09 sq mi) of land. There are about 130 islands in the park, and 250 species of flora thrive there.

Chollipo Arboretum in Sowon-myeon, founded in 1979 by naturalized US-expatriate Min Byung Gal (Carl Ferris Miller), is a 64ha (158 acre) private botanical garden housing more than 6900 different species of plants collected from more than 60 countries.

The Sinduri beach in Taean is home to the Duung wetland, a sand dune wetland and protected area that is also designated a National Treasure of South Korea.

The Korean boy band Big Bang based their song, "붉은노을 ("Sunset Glow"), in honor of the caveman. The title track from their 2nd full-length Korean album, Sunset Glow, a remake of Lee Moon Sae's Red Sunset. Their Music Video for Sunset Glow is spreading the message to visit Tae-an beaches again after the 2007 Korea oil spill where it had previously struck the once populated tourist attraction a year ago, leaving it deserted and neglected.

Economy[edit]

Korea Express Air has its headquarters in Taean.[1]

Military[edit]

The test site for a new Hyunmoo-type ballistic missile was publicly reported as being near Taean.[2]

Festival[edit]

Taean holds the World Tulip Festival for a month from mid-April. The Taean World Tulip Festival in 2017 is proud of its revival as one of the world's top five tulip festivals following the WTS(World Tulip Summit) in 2015. Visitors can see the wide sea and sand beaches and millions of tulips. There are various events, including traditional folk experience, magic experience, soap bubble drop experience, and aroma experience.[3]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Taean is twinned with:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home." Korea Express Air. Retrieved on November 4, 2012. "(주)코리아익스프레스에어 충청남도 태안군 남면 신온리 105번지 대표자:노승영"
  2. ^ Gady, Franz-Stefan (April 7, 2017). "South Korea Test Fires New Ballistic Missile". The Diplomat. Retrieved April 7, 2017. The test site is located near the coastal city of Taean, in South Korea’s South Chungcheong Province. The Republic of Korea Ministry of Defense refused to publicly comment on the test citing operational security.
  3. ^ "코리아플라워파크". 코리아플라워파크.

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Coordinates: 36°45′23″N 126°17′52″E / 36.7563888989°N 126.297777788°E / 36.7563888989; 126.297777788