Dalseong County

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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Dalseong-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Talsŏng kun
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Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Provincial level Daegu
 • Total 427.03 km2 (164.88 sq mi)
 • Total 230,000 2,017
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Website Dalseong County Office

Dalseong County (Dalseong-gun) is a gun occupying much of south and western Daegu, South Korea. A largely rural district lying along the Nakdong River, it makes up nearly half of Daegu's total area. It is divided in half by a narrow piece of Dalseo-gu that reaches west to the river.

Like the other local government units in South Korea, Dalseong-gun enjoys a moderate degree of local autonomy. The county magistrate and council are elected by the local citizens, although their authority is sharply curtailed. The seat of government is located in Nongong-eup. The current magistrate is Lee Jong-jin.

Dalseong-gun enters historical records in 757, as Daegu-hyeon, a subsidiary of Suchang-gun (modern-day Suseong-gu). Dalseong-gun became part of Daegu Metropolitan City in 1995, as part of a general reform of local governments.

As the near hinterland of Daegu, Dalseong-gun is known as a center of truck farming and tourism. Landmarks of Dalseong-gun include Biseulsan and the Naengcheon resort area beneath Paljoryeong.

The name Dalseong means "Dal Castle," and comes from the earlier name of Daegu, Dalgubeol.

Administrative divisions

Administrative divisions

Dalseong-gun is divided into three eup and six myeon. These are in turn divided into 279 ri and 1470 ban.

See also

External links

  • (in English) Official multilingual website
  • (in Korean) 2004 Statistical Yearbook

Coordinates: 35°46′N 128°26′E / 35.767°N 128.433°E / 35.767; 128.433

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