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Yŏngch'ŏn, South Korea

 

 

 

 

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Yeongcheon
영천
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
Hangul 영천시
Hanja 永川市
Revised Romanization Yeongcheon-si
McCune-Reischauer Yŏngch'ŏn-si

Emblem of Yeongcheon
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 10 myeon, 5 dong
Area
Total 919.76 km (355.12 sq mi)
Population (2003)
Total 113,807
Density 123.7/km (320/sq mi)
Dialect Gyeongsang

Yeongcheon is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Yeongcheon is located 350 km southeast of Sŏul, in the southeast of North Gyeongsang Province. It is on the Gyeongbu Expressway linking Sŏul and Busan, and is also the junction of the Jungang and Daegu railway lines.

Climate
[hide]Climate data for Yeongcheon (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high C (F) 5.0
(41.0)
7.7
(45.9)
12.8
(55.0)
19.8
(67.6)
24.5
(76.1)
27.3
(81.1)
29.5
(85.1)
30.3
(86.5)
26.0
(78.8)
21.4
(70.5)
14.2
(57.6)
7.6
(45.7)
18.8
(65.8)
Daily mean C (F) −1
(30)
1.2
(34.2)
6.0
(42.8)
12.5
(54.5)
17.3
(63.1)
21.3
(70.3)
24.6
(76.3)
25.1
(77.2)
20.0
(68.0)
13.7
(56.7)
6.9
(44.4)
0.9
(33.6)
12.4
(54.3)
Average low C (F) −6.4
(20.5)
−4.5
(23.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
5.0
(41.0)
10.4
(50.7)
15.9
(60.6)
20.6
(69.1)
21.0
(69.8)
15.1
(59.2)
7.4
(45.3)
0.7
(33.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
6.7
(44.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.6
(0.89)
27.3
(1.075)
46.9
(1.846)
62.4
(2.457)
87.2
(3.433)
135.8
(5.346)
224.4
(8.835)
225.3
(8.87)
135.0
(5.315)
31.8
(1.252)
32.8
(1.291)
15.2
(0.598)
1,046.8
(41.213)
% humidity 58.0 58.2 59.4 57.0 61.9 68.6 75.3 74.8 73.8 68.3 65.0 61.3 65.1
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.0 5.1 7.1 7.2 8.3 9.0 13.0 12.0 8.8 4.2 4.6 3.5 86.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 169.4 179.5 203.4 222.7 232.1 196.8 172.3 187.2 167.4 198.8 160.4 156.6 2,248.9
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration
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Economy of Yeongcheon

As a rural city, many of Yeongcheon's citizens farm to earn their living. The most well-known crop is the grape, which is generally large, seeded and often peeled before consuming (due to Koreans' concern over fertilizers and pesticides).

Festivals

The Bohyeon Mountain Starlight Festival takes place in summer and is centered in the Bohyeon Mountain Observatory, which houses the third-largest telescope in Korea. In late summer, the Grape Festival takes place, hosting events such as the Miss Grape contest and a grape-eating competition. Yeongcheon is also well known for its Herbal Medicine Festival, which takes place in October and hosts traditional singing and lots of herbs.

People

Notable individuals born in the city include Goryeo period general Choe Mu-seon and Goryeo intellectual Jeong Mong-ju.

Notable Tourist Destinations

Tourists to Yeongcheon are few, but popular destinations include Eunhaesa Temple, the War Memorial Park, Cyan Art Gallery, Yeongcheon Dam, the Jeong Sowon and Gatbawi.

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