Geochang County

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Geochang
거창군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Geochang-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Kŏch'ang-gun
Official logo of Geochang
Emblem of Geochang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 11 myeon
Area
 • Total 804.09 km2 (310.46 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 67,224
 • Density 83.6/km2 (217/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

Geochang Country (Geochang-gun, Korean pronunciation: [kʌtɕʰaŋɡun]) is a county in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Twin towns – sister cities

Geochang is twinned with:

Notable People

Kim Taehyung , born 30th December, 1995 (Hangul: 김태형) is a model, actor, songwriter, dancer and singer.

He is known for his work in BTS (Hangul: 방탄소년단 2013-current) under the stage name 'V' (Hangul: 뷔) and his debut role as a main character, Hansung (Hangul: 한성) in the critically acclaimed historical drama, Hwarang. (Hangul: 화랑) (2016).

Taehyung was born in Daegu (Hangul: 대구) but then lived and attended school in Geochang (Hangul: 거창) for many years up until his debut.

Taehyung released the OST (original soundtrack) song for Hwarang, Even If I Die, It's You with fellow BTS member, Kim Seokjin (Hangul: 김석진) which rose to position 34 on the Korean Gaon chart and position 8 on the US World chart.

Taehyung has also been praised for his songwriting and producing work on his song Hold Me Tight (Hangul: 잡아줘) and his solo songs Stigma and 4 O'Clock (Hangul: 네시) the latter featuring band mate Kim Namjoon also known as 'RM' (Hangul: 김남준).

Taehyung plays the saxophone and is actively practicing speaking English and Japanese. He is currently signed along with the rest of BTS to Korean entertainment agency Big Hit Entertainment and Japanese agency Def Jam Japan.

For more information on Kim Taehyung, please visit the Wikipedia page 'V' (entertainer).

Kim Taehyung performing in Taipei in 2016.
Kim Taehyung (far right) at a press conference with the main cast of Hwarang.

Climate

Climate data for Geochang (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
7.5
(45.5)
12.7
(54.9)
19.6
(67.3)
24.2
(75.6)
27.2
(81)
29.3
(84.7)
29.8
(85.6)
25.8
(78.4)
21.0
(69.8)
14.0
(57.2)
7.7
(45.9)
18.7
(65.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.7
(28.9)
0.5
(32.9)
5.4
(41.7)
11.8
(53.2)
16.7
(62.1)
20.9
(69.6)
24.0
(75.2)
24.2
(75.6)
19.2
(66.6)
12.5
(54.5)
6.1
(43)
0.4
(32.7)
11.7
(53.1)
Average low °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−5.6
(21.9)
−1.1
(30)
4.3
(39.7)
9.6
(49.3)
15.3
(59.5)
20.0
(68)
20.2
(68.4)
14.2
(57.6)
6.1
(43)
−0.3
(31.5)
−5.6
(21.9)
5.8
(42.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27.9
(1.098)
37.5
(1.476)
55.1
(2.169)
75.4
(2.969)
94.9
(3.736)
174.2
(6.858)
301.4
(11.866)
284.8
(11.213)
166.0
(6.535)
44.3
(1.744)
35.9
(1.413)
19.2
(0.756)
1,316.8
(51.843)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.5 5.7 7.3 8.0 8.4 9.7 14.6 13.5 8.3 5.2 6.2 4.9 97.3
Average relative humidity (%) 64.7 63.0 61.9 60.7 66.2 72.0 79.3 79.4 77.6 72.8 69.3 67.0 69.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 193.1 191.9 216.3 233.1 244.2 203.3 176.6 183.0 172.0 200.7 174.6 182.4 2,373.7
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 거창(284)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 

External links

  • County government website

Coordinates: 35°41′N 127°54′E / 35.683°N 127.900°E / 35.683; 127.900

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