Yeongdong County

Yeongdong County is a county in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. The county should not be confused with the similarly named Yeongdong region.

Yeongdong

영동군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationYeongdong-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerYŏngdong-gun
Official logo of Yeongdong
Emblem of Yeongdong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionHoseo
Administrative divisions1 eup, 10 myeon
Area
 • Total845.01 km2 (326.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total57,424
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Chungcheong

During the Korean War, this county was the site of the No Gun Ri Massacre.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Chupungnyeong-myeon, Yeongdong (1981–2010, extremes 1935–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.6
(58.3)
21.7
(71.1)
27.7
(81.9)
31.3
(88.3)
35.4
(95.7)
36.2
(97.2)
39.8
(103.6)
38.0
(100.4)
35.2
(95.4)
30.8
(87.4)
25.3
(77.5)
21.0
(69.8)
39.8
(103.6)
Average high °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
5.5
(41.9)
11.3
(52.3)
18.8
(65.8)
23.4
(74.1)
26.6
(79.9)
28.4
(83.1)
28.9
(84.0)
24.9
(76.8)
19.8
(67.6)
12.3
(54.1)
5.5
(41.9)
17.3
(63.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.0
(28.4)
0.2
(32.4)
5.2
(41.4)
12.1
(53.8)
17.0
(62.6)
20.9
(69.6)
23.7
(74.7)
24.1
(75.4)
19.3
(66.7)
13.1
(55.6)
6.4
(43.5)
0.4
(32.7)
11.7
(53.1)
Average low °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−4.5
(23.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
5.3
(41.5)
10.7
(51.3)
15.8
(60.4)
20.1
(68.2)
20.4
(68.7)
14.6
(58.3)
7.5
(45.5)
1.1
(34.0)
−4.1
(24.6)
6.7
(44.1)
Record low °C (°F) −17.8
(0.0)
−16.2
(2.8)
−11.8
(10.8)
−5.0
(23.0)
1.7
(35.1)
5.7
(42.3)
11.5
(52.7)
11.5
(52.7)
4.1
(39.4)
−4.6
(23.7)
−10.7
(12.7)
−17.2
(1.0)
−17.8
(0.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 24.5
(0.96)
34.5
(1.36)
50.0
(1.97)
69.6
(2.74)
84.5
(3.33)
146.3
(5.76)
284.6
(11.20)
244.5
(9.63)
139.1
(5.48)
43.9
(1.73)
41.3
(1.63)
24.2
(0.95)
1,187.1
(46.74)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.6 7.9 9.7 8.1 8.8 10.0 15.7 14.6 9.6 6.0 8.1 8.4 115.5
Average snowy days 10.6 7.3 4.4 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.2 8.0 33.0
Average relative humidity (%) 61.8 59.8 58.3 55.9 63.1 71.6 80.5 80.5 77.9 71.1 66.7 63.9 67.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 174.3 173.0 196.0 216.5 227.4 182.2 144.6 157.9 165.8 202.2 170.2 166.3 2,176.4
Percent possible sunshine 56.3 56.5 52.9 55.0 52.0 41.6 32.5 37.6 44.5 57.9 55.3 55.1 48.9
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1][2][3] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[4]

Tourist spotEdit

8 Scenic Sites of Hancheon[5]

  • Wollyu-bong
  • Sanyang-byeok
  • Cheonghak-gul
  • Yongyeon-dae
  • Naengcheon-jeong
  • Beopjon-am
  • Sagung-bong
  • Hwaeon-ak

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Yeongdong is twinned with:

DomesticEdit

InternationalEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981-2010) 추풍령(135)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  2. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 추풍령(135)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 추풍령(135)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  5. ^ "8 Scenic Sites of Hancheon".

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 36°10′30″N 127°46′35″E / 36.17500001°N 127.776388899°E / 36.17500001; 127.776388899