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Seongju County (Seongju-gun) is a county in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. This largely agricultural area is located immediately west of the metropolitan city of Daegu. The capital of the county is the town of Seongju.

Seongju

성주군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationSeongju-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerSŏngju-gun
Official logo of Seongju
Emblem of Seongju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam
Administrative divisions1 eup, 9 myeon
Area
 • Total616.28 km2 (237.95 sq mi)
Population
 • Total51,028
 • Density82.8/km2 (214/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang

Lotte Skyhill Seongju Country Club (36°02′58″N 128°13′34″E / 36.049359°N 128.226223°E / 36.049359; 128.226223) was selected as the location for the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in July 2016.[1][2]

Seongju County is famous for its production of oriental melons. Farms in the county comprise about 70% of total oriental melon production in the country.[3]

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THAAD's new home will be golf course in South Korean mountains". STARS AND STRIPES. September 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Kang Seung-woo (13 July 2016). "Seongju confirmed as site for THAAD". The Korea Times. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "韓国農水産食品-チャメ(マクワウリ)[Kankoku Nōsui-san shokuhin - chame (makuwauri)]". www.atcenter.or.jp (in Japanese). Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation. Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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