Yesan County

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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yesan-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yesan-gun
Official logo of Yesan
Emblem of Yesan
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 10 myeon
 • Total 543.09 km2 (209.69 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 100,602
 • Density 185.2/km2 (480/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong

Yesan ; 예산; Korean: [je.san] (About this sound listen)) is a county in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Famous people from Yesan include independence fighter Yoon Bong-Gil.

Sudeoksa, a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, is located on the southern slopes of Deoksungsan in Deoksan-myeon, Yesan County. Its main hall is daeungjeon (大雄殿), Korea's oldest wooden building and National Treasure 49.

In 2009, Yesan was designated a "slow city," one in which traditional cultures and communities are preserved.[1]


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  1. ^ Korea Tourism Organization (n.d.). Korea Travel Guide. KTO. p. 81. 

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Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 126°50′42″E / 36.6791666767°N 126.84500001°E / 36.6791666767; 126.84500001