Uiryeong County

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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Uiryeong-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Ŭiryŏng kun
Official logo of Uiryeong
Emblem of Uiryeong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 12 myeon
 • Total 482.95 km2 (186.47 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 32,371
 • Density 67.0/km2 (174/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Uiryeong County (Uiryeong-gun) is a county in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea. It is one of the least populated counties in Korea.

In 1938, Uiryeong native Lee Byung-chull founded Samsung Group in nearby Daegu.

This county is known in some quarters as the location where Woo Bum-kon carried out the second-worst incident of spree killing in known history on April 26, 1982.


Uiryeong has a convenient location as it sits between Jinju to the west and Haman/Masan/Changwon to the East. A bus runs regularly from the bus terminal in Uiryeong-Eup to all major cities in South Korea. A bus journey to Masan or Jinju takes approximately 35 minutes and 45 minutes respectively from Uiryeong bus terminal, while the journey to Busan takes 1 hour. It is also possible to take a bus directly to Seoul from Uiryeong.

The biggest problem in terms of transportation is that the intercity buses stop running to Uiryeong from the nearby cities fairly early in the evening. The last bus from Busan is 6.40pm, from Jinju it's 7.30pm and from Masan it's 9pm.

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Coordinates: 35°19′09″N 128°15′40″E / 35.3191666767°N 128.261111121°E / 35.3191666767; 128.261111121