Uiseong County

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Uiseong
의성군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationUiseong-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerŬisŏng-gun
Flag of Uiseong
Official logo of Uiseong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam
Administrative divisions1 eup, 17 myeon
Area
 • Total1,175.89 km2 (454.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total71,216
 • Density60.6/km2 (157/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang

Uiseong County (Uiseong-gun) is a county in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea. Located near the center of the province, it is bounded by Andong on the north, Cheongsong on the east, Gunwi County on the south, and Sangju and Yecheon on the west. As in most parts of Korea, most of the land is vacant and forested; only about 19% of the county's area is farmland. The county is largely rural, with an economy dominated by agriculture; the only urbanized area is the county seat, Uiseong-eup.

South Korean national treasure 77, a five-storied stone pagoda, lies in Geumseong-myeon. Also in Geumseong-myeon are a set of more than 300 dinosaur tracks from the early Cretaceous period.[1]

Uiseong is home to Gounsa, one of the 24 head temples of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. This temple is located in Danchon-myeon.

Famous people from Uiseong include Yu Seong-ryong, prime minister and one of the best loyal contributors during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98), and the "Garlic Girls", women's curling silver medalists at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[2][3][4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Garlic Tower at Mancheon-ri, Geumseong-myeon

Uiseong County is divided into 18 primary districts (1 eup and 17 myeon). These in turn are divided into 178 legal ri, which in turn are composed of a total of 399 administrative ri. The county's primary divisions are as follows:

Map of legal ri of Uiseong County in Korean
Map of Uiseong County in Korean
Name Hangeul Hanja
Uiseong-eup 의성읍 義城邑
Danchon-myeon 단촌면 丹村面
Jeomgok-myeon 점곡면 點谷面
Oksan-myeon 옥산면 玉山面
Sagok-myeon 사곡면 舍谷面
Chunsan-myeon 춘산면 春山面
Gaeum-myeon 가음면 佳音面
Geumseong-myeon 금성면 金城面
Bongyang-myeon 봉양면 鳳陽面
Bian-myeon 비안면 比安面
Gucheon-myeon 구천면 龜川面
Danmil-myeon 단밀면 丹密面
Danbuk-myeon 단북면 丹北面
Angye-myeon 안계면 安溪面
Dain-myeon 다인면 多仁面
Sinpyeong-myeon 신평면 新平面
Anpyeong-myeon 안평면 安平面
Ansa-myeon 안사면 安寺面

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Uiseong (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
7.1
(44.8)
12.6
(54.7)
20.1
(68.2)
24.8
(76.6)
28.1
(82.6)
29.9
(85.8)
30.6
(87.1)
26.3
(79.3)
21.1
(70.0)
13.6
(56.5)
7.0
(44.6)
18.8
(65.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.5
(25.7)
−0.8
(30.6)
4.7
(40.5)
11.5
(52.7)
16.8
(62.2)
21.2
(70.2)
24.5
(76.1)
24.8
(76.6)
19.4
(66.9)
12.3
(54.1)
5.0
(41.0)
−1.2
(29.8)
11.2
(52.2)
Average low °C (°F) −10.0
(14.0)
−7.6
(18.3)
−2.4
(27.7)
3.1
(37.6)
8.8
(47.8)
14.8
(58.6)
20.0
(68.0)
20.2
(68.4)
14.1
(57.4)
5.5
(41.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
−7.6
(18.3)
4.8
(40.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18.0
(0.71)
24.8
(0.98)
41.5
(1.63)
65.9
(2.59)
78.3
(3.08)
132.0
(5.20)
231.2
(9.10)
230.0
(9.06)
131.7
(5.19)
31.7
(1.25)
31.5
(1.24)
15.2
(0.60)
1,031.7
(40.62)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.3 5.2 6.9 7.1 7.8 8.8 13.3 12.6 8.4 4.8 5.2 4.5 88.9
Average relative humidity (%) 66.6 64.3 63.1 58.7 62.6 67.4 75.5 75.8 75.7 73.0 71.4 69.2 68.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 177.9 177.7 200.7 222.2 235.4 201.0 161.9 174.9 159.5 187.3 162.5 169.6 2,231.2
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[5]

Festival[edit]

Uiseong Sansuyu Festival

Hwajeon-ri, a 15-minute walk from Uiseong Town, is a spectacular place with Sansuyu. Starting from late March, yellow flowers will bloom and bloom until mid-April, and in October, red fruit will be produced and dyed red. The Hwajeon-ri area consists of more than 30,000 trees that have grown up since the Chosun Dynasty.[6]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Uiseong is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uiseong Dinosaur Tracks - North Gyeongsang Province - South Korea".
  2. ^ "Sweden Wins Gold, South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' Win Silver Medal In Curling". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ "Winter Olympics: Nine unlikely stars of Pyeongchang 2018". BBC Sport. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  4. ^ Wee, Sui-Lee; Young, Jin Yu (2022-02-09). "How the 'Garlic Girls' Overcame Abuse to Return to the Olympics". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-02-09.
  5. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 의성(278)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
  6. ^ "의성산수유꽃피는마을&의성산수유꽃축제". ussansuyu.kr. Retrieved 2018-04-21.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°21′00″N 128°41′00″E / 36.35000001°N 128.683333343°E / 36.35000001; 128.683333343