Goheung County

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Goheung

고흥군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Goheung-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Kohŭng-gun
Goheung County Office in Goheung, Jeollanam-do
Goheung County Office in Goheung, Jeollanam-do
Official logo of Goheung
Emblem of Goheung
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 14 myeon
Area
 • Total 775.5 km2 (299.4 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
 • Total 70,000
 • Density 90/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Jeolla

Goheung County (Goheung-gun) is a county in Jeollanam-do Province, South Korea.

Naro Space Center

The Naro Space Center was completed during 2008 in southern Goheung 34°25′55″N 127°32′06″E / 34.431867°N 127.535069°E / 34.431867; 127.535069[1] and is operated by the state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The space center includes a launch pad, a control tower, rocket assembly and test facilities, facilities for satellite control testing and assembly, a media center, an electric power station, a space experience hall (visitor center) and a landing field.[2][3]

Modern history

On New Year's Day in 1963, some of the townships were classed from Bongrae myun (Korean town) to other myuns such as Dohwa myun, Podu myun and so on. [4] In 1973 and 1979, two of the townships were promoted to eups(towns)

Symbols

  • City Tree : Citron tree
  • County flower : Camellia blossom
  • County bird : Dove

Location

Goheung is located in one of the southernmost areas of the Korean peninsula. It is surrounded by ocean on three sides with 19 inhabited islands and 152 uninhabited islands. The depth is not that low and its land spreads along the coast so many shellfish and seaweed industries have developed.[5]

Climate

Climate data for Goheung (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
9.0
(48.2)
13.3
(55.9)
19.1
(66.4)
23.3
(73.9)
26.1
(79.0)
28.9
(84.0)
30.3
(86.5)
26.9
(80.4)
22.3
(72.1)
15.7
(60.3)
9.8
(49.6)
19.3
(66.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
3.0
(37.4)
7.2
(45.0)
12.7
(54.9)
17.3
(63.1)
21.1
(70.0)
24.7
(76.5)
25.7
(78.3)
21.6
(70.9)
15.7
(60.3)
9.2
(48.6)
3.5
(38.3)
13.6
(56.5)
Average low °C (°F) −3.6
(25.5)
−2.4
(27.7)
1.3
(34.3)
6.2
(43.2)
11.4
(52.5)
16.6
(61.9)
21.4
(70.5)
22.0
(71.6)
16.9
(62.4)
9.7
(49.5)
3.2
(37.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
8.4
(47.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27.7
(1.09)
48.9
(1.93)
80.6
(3.17)
120.1
(4.73)
140.2
(5.52)
216.0
(8.50)
266.7
(10.50)
268.7
(10.58)
175.1
(6.89)
43.6
(1.72)
46.7
(1.84)
19.3
(0.76)
1,453.4
(57.22)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.3 6.0 8.3 8.4 9.1 9.9 13.0 11.7 8.7 4.5 6.0 4.3 95.2
Average relative humidity (%) 65.1 64.2 64.0 64.0 68.2 74.5 80.0 77.2 74.4 69.1 68.5 67.1 69.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 173.0 176.9 205.4 226.2 233.0 192.6 180.6 212.2 191.8 221.2 179.7 176.9 2,370.3
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[6]

Twin towns – sister cities

Goheung is twinned with:

See also

External links

  • County government home page

References

  1. ^ "S. Korea Completes Work on Naro Space Center". 10 June 2009.
  2. ^ Pike, John. "Naro Space Center". www.globalsecurity.org.
  3. ^ "YONHAP NEWS". english.yonhapnews.co.kr.
  4. ^ Alteration of the districts of boundaries including cities and counties(1962.11.21.)
  5. ^ "Goheung county". eng.goheung.go.kr.
  6. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 고흥(262)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-06.

Coordinates: 34°37′N 127°17′E / 34.617°N 127.283°E / 34.617; 127.283

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