Namhae County

Namhae County (Namhae-gun) is a county in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Namhae

남해군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationNamhae-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerNamhae-gun
Official logo of Namhae
Emblem of Namhae
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam
Administrative divisions1 eup, 9 myeon
Area
 • Total357 km2 (138 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total54,392
 • Density152.4/km2 (395/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang


ATEEZ Choi San selected as Namhae's Public Relations Ambassador


DemographicsEdit

As of 2005, Namhae had a population of 54,392. However, Namhae has witnessed an aging and decreasing population, having had a population of 137,914 in 1964.[1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Namhae-gun is divided into 1 eup and 9 myeon.

Namhae in popular cultureEdit

  • The fictional character Jin-Soo Kwon (portrayed by Daniel Dae Kim) on the ABC television show Lost is from Namhae.
  • Korean Drama "Couple or Trouble" aka "Fantasy Couple" was set in Namhae. The German village Dogil Maeul and Hilton Namhae Golf Spa were featured.
  • The 2009 documentary “Home from Home” (Endstation der Sehnsüchte), directed by Cho Sung-hyung, was filmed in the German Village Dogil Maeul (독일 마을).
  • In the 2017 Korean drama "Because This is My First Life", female lead Yoon Ji-ho (portrayed by Jung So-min) is from Namhae. The cast reportedly shot some scenes there.
  • Choi San from the kpop boy group ATEEZ is from Namhae.
  • The fictional character Prosecutor Hwang Si-Mok is transferred to Namhae county at the end of the first season of the drama series Stranger (2017)
  • Season 2 of Stranger (2020) kicks off with the fictional character Prosecutor Hwang Si-Mok in the Namhae office.
  • In episode 14 of True Beauty, the protagonists come to Namhae-gun without imagining that they would be the last time together.

GeographyEdit

Namhae county covers an area of 357 km², covering the main islands of Namhae and Changseon, the smaller islands of Jodo, Hodo and Nodo, and 65 other uninhabited islets.

Namhae county also features several peaks; Mangun (786m), Geum (681m), and Won (627m), all of which are located on Namhae island.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Namhae (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.3
(55.9)
19.2
(66.6)
23.5
(74.3)
26.3
(79.3)
29.0
(84.2)
30.3
(86.5)
26.6
(79.9)
22.1
(71.8)
15.3
(59.5)
9.5
(49.1)
19.3
(66.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
3.7
(38.7)
7.9
(46.2)
13.4
(56.1)
17.8
(64.0)
21.4
(70.5)
24.9
(76.8)
25.9
(78.6)
21.8
(71.2)
16.5
(61.7)
10.0
(50.0)
4.3
(39.7)
14.1
(57.4)
Average low °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.9
(37.2)
8.1
(46.6)
12.8
(55.0)
17.5
(63.5)
21.9
(71.4)
22.7
(72.9)
18.2
(64.8)
11.9
(53.4)
5.4
(41.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
9.8
(49.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 32.9
(1.30)
60.8
(2.39)
99.9
(3.93)
161.8
(6.37)
189.7
(7.47)
268.3
(10.56)
359.3
(14.15)
312.2
(12.29)
213.4
(8.40)
63.7
(2.51)
54.1
(2.13)
23.4
(0.92)
1,839.4
(72.42)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.9 5.6 7.5 8.6 9.0 9.9 13.5 11.4 8.7 4.7 5.3 3.9 93
Average relative humidity (%) 58.5 58.2 59.4 61.4 66.6 72.8 79.3 77.6 73.6 65.5 63.6 60.1 66.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 195.4 191.1 213.4 226.1 236.0 193.8 176.8 197.3 182.5 222.5 191.4 196.4 2,420.8
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

Sister citiesEdit

Namhae is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 남해(295)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°50′15″N 127°53′32″E / 34.83750°N 127.89222°E / 34.83750; 127.89222