Taebaek

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Taebaek
태백시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationTaebaek-si
 • McCune-ReischauerT'aebaek-si
Town at the Foot of the Mountain.jpg
Flag of Taebaek
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°10′N 128°59′E / 37.167°N 128.983°E / 37.167; 128.983Coordinates: 37°10′N 128°59′E / 37.167°N 128.983°E / 37.167; 128.983
Country South Korea
RegionGwandong
Administrative divisions8 dong
Area
 • Total303.53 km2 (117.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total46,715
 • Density185/km2 (480/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gangwon
ClimateDwb

Taebaek (Korean pronunciation: [tʰɛ̝.bɛ̝k̚]) is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. Its name is shared with that of the Taebaek Mountains. Situated at an altitude of 650 to 700 m (2,130 to 2,300 ft), Taebaek is the highest city in South Korea.

Attractions[edit]

Manggyeongsa Temple in Hyeol-dong, at an altitude of 1,460 meters on the Taebaek Mountains, is a temple built to enshrine the statue of the Bodhisattva of wisdom. It was built by Jajang, a Silla Dynasty monk. The "Dragon Spring" at the entrance of the temple is known as the highest spring in Korea.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Taebaek (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1985–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
20.1
(68.2)
21.6
(70.9)
29.7
(85.5)
32.6
(90.7)
35.0
(95.0)
34.2
(93.6)
35.6
(96.1)
31.8
(89.2)
26.4
(79.5)
22.6
(72.7)
15.2
(59.4)
35.6
(96.1)
Average high °C (°F) 0.7
(33.3)
3.1
(37.6)
7.9
(46.2)
15.1
(59.2)
20.8
(69.4)
24.0
(75.2)
25.9
(78.6)
26.0
(78.8)
21.5
(70.7)
16.8
(62.2)
9.9
(49.8)
3.0
(37.4)
14.6
(58.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
2.4
(36.3)
8.9
(48.0)
14.5
(58.1)
18.1
(64.6)
21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
16.2
(61.2)
10.5
(50.9)
4.2
(39.6)
−2.3
(27.9)
9.0
(48.2)
Average low °C (°F) −9.6
(14.7)
−7.8
(18.0)
−2.9
(26.8)
2.9
(37.2)
8.4
(47.1)
12.9
(55.2)
17.7
(63.9)
17.7
(63.9)
11.7
(53.1)
5.0
(41.0)
−0.9
(30.4)
−7.1
(19.2)
4.0
(39.2)
Record low °C (°F) −21.7
(−7.1)
−20.3
(−4.5)
−16.8
(1.8)
−8.2
(17.2)
−2.1
(28.2)
0.5
(32.9)
5.6
(42.1)
8.3
(46.9)
1.0
(33.8)
−7.1
(19.2)
−15.2
(4.6)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−21.7
(−7.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 26.6
(1.05)
28.8
(1.13)
54.8
(2.16)
85.8
(3.38)
90.2
(3.55)
140.4
(5.53)
274.2
(10.80)
278.7
(10.97)
198.4
(7.81)
65.5
(2.58)
45.2
(1.78)
19.4
(0.76)
1,308
(51.50)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.2 6.5 9.9 9.5 9.0 11.2 16.3 16.0 12.0 7.2 8.1 6.2 119.1
Average snowy days 10.7 9.7 9.9 2.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 3.3 7.6 44.0
Average relative humidity (%) 59.1 58.4 59.2 55.4 59.4 71.2 78.3 79.9 79.3 70.5 63.6 58.4 66.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 174.9 178.3 202.7 207.2 232.9 192.7 143.8 141.7 147.4 178.7 159.6 169.8 2,129.7
Percent possible sunshine 54.0 56.2 53.4 54.6 50.4 42.8 30.5 39.5 48.8 57.4 51.6 53.4 48.6
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration (snow and percent sunshine 1981–2010)[2][3][4][5][6]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cin Woo Lee "Simply stunning: 33 incredible Korean temples" Archived 2012-04-17 at the Wayback Machine CNN Go. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-12
  2. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea (1991 ~ 2020)" (PDF) (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 January 2022. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  3. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 파일셋 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  4. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 그래프 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  5. ^ 순위값 - 구역별조회 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.

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