Taebaek

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Taebaek
태백시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Taebaek-si
 • McCune-Reischauer T'aebaek-si
Town at the Foot of the Mountain.jpg
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°10′N 128°59′E / 37.167°N 128.983°E / 37.167; 128.983
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 8 dong
Area
 • Total 303.53 km2 (117.19 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 56,193
 • Density 185/km2 (480/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon
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Taebaek (Korean pronunciation: [tʰɛ̝.bɛ̝k̚]) is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. Its name is shared with that of the Taebaek Mountains. Situated in 650 m ~ 700 m, 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 (1981–2010, 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)
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) 0.5
(32.9)
2.8
(37)
7.2
(45)
15.0
(59)
20.1
(68.2)
23.4
(74.1)
25.3
(77.5)
25.5
(77.9)
21.2
(70.2)
16.6
(61.9)
9.7
(49.5)
3.4
(38.1)
14.2
(57.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.8
(23.4)
−2.8
(27)
1.9
(35.4)
8.9
(48)
14.0
(57.2)
17.8
(64)
20.9
(69.6)
21.0
(69.8)
16.0
(60.8)
10.3
(50.5)
3.9
(39)
−2.0
(28.4)
8.7
(47.7)
Average low °C (°F) −9.7
(14.5)
−8.0
(17.6)
−3.2
(26.2)
2.8
(37)
8.0
(46.4)
12.5
(54.5)
17.2
(63)
17.3
(63.1)
11.4
(52.5)
4.7
(40.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
−6.8
(19.8)
3.8
(38.8)
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) 32.6
(1.283)
35.8
(1.409)
60.7
(2.39)
77.4
(3.047)
90.4
(3.559)
142.2
(5.598)
287.3
(11.311)
279.6
(11.008)
203.9
(8.028)
51.8
(2.039)
43.4
(1.709)
19.2
(0.756)
1,324.3
(52.138)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.3 7.7 10.5 8.6 9.4 11.2 16.5 15.6 11.5 6.8 7.6 6.4 120.1
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 (%) 61.3 60.6 61.8 55.3 61.3 71.8 78.6 79.8 78.8 70.3 64.1 60.5 67.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 173.4 174.5 194.8 219.8 229.2 193.6 141.0 144.6 149.8 188.1 166.7 169.5 2,144.6
Percent possible sunshine 56.3 57.1 52.6 55.7 52.2 44.0 31.5 34.4 40.2 53.9 54.4 56.6 48.2
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2][3][4] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[5]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cin Woo Lee "Simply stunning: 33 incredible Korean temples" CNN Go. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-12
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 태백(216)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  3. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 태백(216)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 태백(216)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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Coordinates: 37°10′N 128°59′E / 37.167°N 128.983°E / 37.167; 128.983