Uljin County

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Uljin

울진군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationUljin-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerUlchin-gun
Official logo of Uljin
Emblem of Uljin
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam, Gwandong (before 1963)
Administrative divisions2 eup, 8 myeon Uljin-eup, Pyeonghae-eup, Buk-myeon, Seo-myeon, Geunnam-myeon, Wonnam-myeon, Giseong-myeon, Onjeong-myeon, Jukbyeon-myeon, Hupo-myeon
Government
 • TypeUljin County
 • MayorIm Kwang-Won
Area
 • Total989.06 km2 (381.88 sq mi)
Population
(5/06/2010)
 • Total52,385
 • Density61.7/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang, Gangwon

Uljin County (Uljin-gun; Korean: 울진군) is a county in North Gyeongsang Province (Before 1963, Uljin was in Gangwon-do), South Korea.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Festivals[edit]

Uljin's festivals reflect the county's agricultural and maritime industry.

In 2005 and 2009 for three weeks, Uljin hosted the Uljin Organic Food Exhibition (울진세계친환경농업엑스포) in Uljin's Expo Park. The expo features global representatives of the organic food industry, interactive activities, live music, and food. The next expo is slated for July 2013.

Economy[edit]

The Uljin Nuclear Power Plant, one of four nuclear power plants in South Korea, is located in Bugu. The plant currently has six reactors and is a top source of jobs for the county and region.[1]

Education[edit]

High schools[edit]

  • Hupo High School
  • Jukbyeon High School
  • Pyeonghae Gongeob High School
  • Pyeonghae Jeongbo High School
  • Uljin High School

Middle schools[edit]

  • Bugu Middle School
  • Giseong Middle School
  • Hupo Middle School
  • Jukbyeon Middle School
  • Maewha Middle School
  • Onjeong Middle School
  • Pyeonghae Middle School
  • Pyeonghae Girl's Middle School
  • Uljin Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Bugu Elementary School
  • Giseong Elementary School
  • Hupo Elementary School
  • Hupo Dongbu Elementary School
  • Jukbyeon Elementary School
  • Maewha Elementary School
  • Noeum Elementary School
  • Onjeong Elementary School
  • Pyeonghae Elementary School
  • Uljin Elementary School
  • Uljin Nambu Elementary School
  • Sadong Elementary School
  • Samgeun Elementary School
  • Wolsong Elementary School

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Uljin (1981–2010, extremes 1971–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
22.4
(72.3)
27.7
(81.9)
33.7
(92.7)
33.9
(93)
36.0
(96.8)
37.0
(98.6)
37.8
(100)
35.4
(95.7)
29.7
(85.5)
27.2
(81)
21.0
(69.8)
37.8
(100)
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
7.5
(45.5)
10.9
(51.6)
16.8
(62.2)
20.7
(69.3)
22.9
(73.2)
26.3
(79.3)
27.2
(81)
23.9
(75)
20.0
(68)
14.3
(57.7)
9.1
(48.4)
17.2
(63)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
2.5
(36.5)
6.4
(43.5)
12.0
(53.6)
16.1
(61)
19.1
(66.4)
22.8
(73)
23.8
(74.8)
19.9
(67.8)
15.1
(59.2)
9.1
(48.4)
3.7
(38.7)
12.6
(54.7)
Average low °C (°F) −3.2
(26.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
1.8
(35.2)
7.0
(44.6)
11.6
(52.9)
15.6
(60.1)
19.9
(67.8)
20.9
(69.6)
16.1
(61)
10.3
(50.5)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.8
(30.6)
8.5
(47.3)
Record low °C (°F) −14.0
(6.8)
−14.1
(6.6)
−10.2
(13.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
2.8
(37)
6.5
(43.7)
11.9
(53.4)
11.3
(52.3)
7.3
(45.1)
−0.8
(30.6)
−6.5
(20.3)
−13.8
(7.2)
−14.1
(6.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.7
(1.839)
41.3
(1.626)
58.0
(2.283)
61.0
(2.402)
70.0
(2.756)
105.8
(4.165)
186.8
(7.354)
208.8
(8.22)
185.6
(7.307)
64.2
(2.528)
57.3
(2.256)
33.4
(1.315)
1,119
(44.055)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.4 6.3 8.3 7.3 8.0 9.6 13.8 13.2 11.1 6.5 6.2 4.2 99.9
Average snowy days 3.3 3.3 2.7 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.6 11.3
Average relative humidity (%) 51.4 56.3 62.1 63.6 70.7 80.0 83.3 83.7 80.1 69.5 60.5 52.1 67.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 203.1 186.7 205.8 228.8 235.9 194.4 163.1 184.7 175.0 203.6 188.3 203.9 2,373.2
Percent possible sunshine 65.9 61.1 55.5 58.1 53.8 44.2 36.5 44.0 46.9 58.4 61.4 68.0 53.3
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2][3][4] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[5]

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eng.knef.or.kr/nuclear/nuclear4.asp
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 울진(130)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  3. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 울진(130)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  4. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 울진(130)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  6. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 24 December 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°00′N 129°24′E / 37.000°N 129.400°E / 37.000; 129.400