Gapyeong County

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Gapyeong County is a county in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It was the scene of the Battle of Kapyong, a major battle of the Korean War.

Gapyeong
가평군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationGapyeong-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerKap'yŏng-gun
Bukhan river flowing through Gapyeong.
Bukhan river flowing through Gapyeong.
Flag of Gapyeong
Official logo of Gapyeong
Country South Korea
RegionSudogwon
Administrative divisions1 eup, 5 myeon
Area
 • Total843.26 km2 (325.58 sq mi)
Population
 (November 30, 2015)
 • Total62,057
 • Density73.59/km2 (190.6/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Seoul

Administrative Region and LanguageEdit

Gapyeong County has one eup and five myeon, and its population is 62,448 with 29,212 households based on resident registration at the end of December 2016, with an area of 843.6 km2.[1] About 31.6 percent of the population lives in Gapyeong-eup, while 23.1 percent live in Cheongpyeong-myeon.

TourismEdit

Gapyeong is known for its natural environment,[citation needed] and borders the mountainous province of Gangwon on the east. The north branch of the Han River flows through the area. Several reservoirs and resorts are located in the county. The Namiseom resort island, while not strictly located in the county, is situated very close south of Gapyeong.

Gapyeong is also known for being the home to a number of Korea's makgeolli producers and it is where an annual National Makgeolli Festival has been held since 2011.[2][3]

EducationEdit

Cheongshim Graduate School of Theology is a school run by the Unification Church. It is located at Seorak-myeon, and was dedicated on January 28, 2004.

The school serves as a post-graduate institution teaching Unification theology.

Cheongshim International Academy is located in the county as well.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Gapyeong (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
4.5
(40.1)
11.0
(51.8)
18.3
(64.9)
23.8
(74.8)
27.6
(81.7)
28.7
(83.7)
29.7
(85.5)
25.5
(77.9)
19.3
(66.7)
10.8
(51.4)
2.6
(36.7)
16.9
(62.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−2.1
(28.2)
3.8
(38.8)
10.3
(50.5)
16.3
(61.3)
20.9
(69.6)
23.5
(74.3)
24.0
(75.2)
18.5
(65.3)
11.2
(52.2)
4.0
(39.2)
−3.3
(26.1)
10.2
(50.4)
Average low °C (°F) −11.3
(11.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
2.9
(37.2)
9.1
(48.4)
14.9
(58.8)
19.9
(67.8)
19.9
(67.8)
13.5
(56.3)
5.2
(41.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
−8.7
(16.3)
4.4
(39.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.4
(0.61)
28.9
(1.14)
32.3
(1.27)
74.9
(2.95)
93.5
(3.68)
130.2
(5.13)
417.9
(16.45)
346.3
(13.63)
120.1
(4.73)
52.1
(2.05)
44.8
(1.76)
18.4
(0.72)
1,374.8
(54.13)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.3 4.0 5.3 6.9 7.7 8.5 14.0 12.8 7.2 5.3 6.6 4.8 86.4
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[4][5][6]

Sister citiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "행정구역 - 가평군청 홈페이지에 오신걸 환영합니다". www.gp.go.kr. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  2. ^ "Makgeolli Festival (막걸리 페스티벌)". Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Makgeolli Festival to Kick Off Next Week". KBS World. October 20, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea (1991 ~ 2020)" (PDF) (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 January 2022. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  5. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 파일셋 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  6. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 그래프 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  7. ^ "KK and S. Korean city Gapyeong to be sister cities". The Star. 7 December 2019. Archived from the original on 23 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  8. ^ Minsoo, Kim (8 December 2019). "김성기 가평군수, 관광 활성화 위해 말레이시아 방문해 가평군 홍보" [Gapyeong County Chief Kim Seong-gi visits Malaysia to promote Gapyeong County] (in Korean). Kyeongin. Archived from the original on 23 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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Coordinates: 37°49′54″N 127°30′35″E / 37.83165°N 127.509592°E / 37.83165; 127.509592