Yeongyang County

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Yeongyang
영양군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationYeongyang-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerYŏngyang-gun
Flag of Yeongyang
Official logo of Yeongyang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam
Administrative divisions1 eup, 5 myeon
Area
 • Total815.14 km2 (314.73 sq mi)
Population
 • Total17,829 (2,016.2.29)
 • Density21.8/km2 (56/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang

Yeongyang County (Yeongyang-gun) is an inland county in the north-eastern area of North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Geography[edit]

An isolated area difficult to access, Yeongyang is sometimes called an "inland island". The county has the lowest population of all counties in North Gyeongsang Province (without Ulleung County), being mountainous with deep ravines, and only 10 percent of land is cultivable.

Local specialties[edit]

The county is famous for its apples and chili peppers, and is home to the Yeongyang Chili Pepper Experimental Station. From 1984, the county has elected a "Miss Chili Pepper" to represent Yeongyang chili peppers.

Culture[edit]

The area is known as a centre of literature, with the tradition of scholars reading and reciting poetry deep in the mountains, from which have emerged Oh Il-do, Cho Chi-hun and Yi Munyol.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map of Yeongyang County in Korean

Yeongyang County is divided into 1 eup and 5 myeon.

Name Hangeul Hanguk
Yeongyang-eup 영양읍 英陽邑
Ibam-myeon 입암면 立岩面
Cheonggi-myeon 청기면 靑杞面
Irwol-myeon 일월면 日月面
Subi-myeon 수비면 首比面
Seokbo-myeon 석보면 石保面

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Yeongyang is twinned with:

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°40′0″N 129°06′44″E / 36.66667°N 129.11222°E / 36.66667; 129.11222