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|• Revised Romanization||Uiryeong-gun|
|• McCune-Reischauer||Ŭiryŏng kun|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||1 eup, 12 myeon|
|• Total||482.95 km2 (186.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||67.0/km2 (174/sq mi)|
Uiryeong County has a population of 27,550 (2019) and is one of the least populated counties in South Korea.
On the evening of 26 April 1982, policeman Woo Bum-kon went on a shooting and bombing rampage through several villages in Uiryeong County, killing 56 people and wounding 35 others in the worst non-terrorist spree killing in history.
Uiryeong has a convenient location as it sits between Jinju to the west and Haman/Masan/Changwon to the East. A bus runs regularly from the bus terminal in Uiryeong-Eup to all major cities in South Korea. A bus journey to Masan or Jinju takes approximately 35 minutes and 45 minutes respectively from Uiryeong bus terminal, while the journey to Busan takes 1 hour. It is also possible to take a bus directly to Seoul from Uiryeong.
The biggest problem in terms of transportation is that the intercity buses stop running to Uiryeong from the nearby cities fairly early in the evening. The last bus from Busan is 6:40 PM, from Jinju, it's 7:30 PM and from Masan, it's 9:00 PM.
Uiryeong is twinned with:
- Latitude.to. "GPS coordinates of Uiryeong County, South Korea. Latitude: 35.3192 Longitude: 128.2611". Latitude.to, maps, geolocated articles, latitude longitude coordinate conversion.