Gyeongsan (Korean pronunciation: [kjʌŋ.san]) is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Its western border abuts the metropolitan city of Daegu, and much of Gyeongsan lies within the Daegu metropolitan area.

Gyeongsan
경산시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationGyeongsan-si
 • McCune-ReischauerKyŏngsan-si
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Flag of Gyeongsan
Official logo of Gyeongsan
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam
Administrative divisions2 eup, 6 myeon, 6 dong
Area
 • Total411.58 km2 (158.91 sq mi)
Population
 (December 31, 2009)
 • Total236,459
 • Density574.52/km2 (1,488.0/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang
Area code+82-53-8xx

Numerous universities are located in Gyeongsan, such as Yeungnam University, Daegu University, Daekyeung University, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu Haany University and Gyeongil University.

Symbols of CityEdit

The city flower is the magnolia which grows well even in poor soil conditions. The city bird is the magpie. Its clear song reflects the bright and hopeful spirits of citizens. The city tree is the ginkgo. It symbolizes the constant prosperity, perseverance and elegant traits of Gyeongsan citizens.[1]

International Chemistry OlympiadEdit

Gyeongsan was the host for the 38th International Chemistry Olympiad (2 July 2006 - 11 July 2006).

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Gyeongsan is twinned with:[2]

Administrative districtsEdit

 
Map of Gyeongsan eup, myeon and dong

Gyeongsan is divided into 3 eup, 5 myeon and 7 dong. Amnyang was promoted to eup status on 1 January 2020.

Name Hangeul Hanja
Hayang-eup 하양읍 河陽邑
Jillyang-eup 진량읍 珍良邑
Amnyang-eup 압량읍 押梁邑
Wachon-myeon 와촌면 瓦村面
Jain-myeon 자인면 慈仁面
Yongseong-myeon 용성면 龍城面
Namsan-myeon 남산면 南山面
Namcheon-myeon 남천면 南川面
Jungang-dong 중앙동 中央洞
Dongbu-dong 동부동 東部洞
Seobu 1-dong 서부1동 西部一洞
Seobu 2-dong 서부2동 西部二洞
Nambu-dong 남부동 南部洞
Bukbu-dong 북부동 北部洞
Jungbang-dong[3] 중방동 中方洞

LocationEdit

Gyeongsan city lies mid-western part of Gyeongsangbuk-do. It is close to several big cities such as Daegu, Ulsan, Busan and many other places.

ClimateEdit

The climate is mild because of its southern location. However, being landlocked makes its climate continental.

The amount of rainfall is less than the average yearly rainfall of Korea, due to its geographical characteristics.[4]

Climate data for Gyeongsan (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
8.7
(47.7)
14.5
(58.1)
20.8
(69.4)
26.2
(79.2)
29.2
(84.6)
31.3
(88.3)
32.0
(89.6)
27.3
(81.1)
22.2
(72.0)
14.9
(58.8)
7.6
(45.7)
20.0
(68.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
3.0
(37.4)
8.0
(46.4)
14.0
(57.2)
19.4
(66.9)
23.0
(73.4)
26.2
(79.2)
26.7
(80.1)
21.7
(71.1)
15.7
(60.3)
8.8
(47.8)
2.2
(36.0)
14.1
(57.4)
Average low °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
2.5
(36.5)
8.1
(46.6)
13.4
(56.1)
18.2
(64.8)
22.5
(72.5)
22.9
(73.2)
17.5
(63.5)
10.5
(50.9)
3.6
(38.5)
−2.4
(27.7)
9.2
(48.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19.1
(0.75)
26.9
(1.06)
52.4
(2.06)
77.7
(3.06)
81.9
(3.22)
124.5
(4.90)
218.9
(8.62)
231.1
(9.10)
151.9
(5.98)
53.8
(2.12)
33.4
(1.31)
20.1
(0.79)
1,091.7
(42.98)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.5 3.9 6.3 6.9 7.5 8.0 12.2 11.1 8.1 4.3 4.3 3.1 79.2
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[5][6][7]

ReligionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gyeongsan Symbols, Gyeongsan City".
  2. ^ "Sister/Friend Cities". gbgs.go.kr. Gyeongsan. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  3. ^ <Original data from city webpage
  4. ^ "welcome to Gyeongsan City Hall".
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 파일셋 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  7. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 그래프 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°49′N 128°44′E / 35.817°N 128.733°E / 35.817; 128.733