|• Revised Romanization||Uiryeong-gun|
|• McCune-Reischauer||Ŭiryŏng kun|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||1 eup, 12 myeon|
|• Total||482.95 km2 (186.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||67.0/km2 (174/sq mi)|
On the evening of April 26, 1982, policeman Woo Bum-kon went on shooting rampage through several villages in the county; killing 56 people and wounding 35 others. It was the worst recorded spree killing in known history until the 2011 Norway attacks.
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 6:40 PM, from Jinju, it's 7:30 PM and from Masan, it's 9:00 PM.
Uiryeong is twinned with: