Jecheon

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Jecheon
제천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Jecheon-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Chech'ŏn-si
Korea-Jecheon-SBS Jecheon setting 3329-07.JPG
Official logo of Jecheon
Emblem of Jecheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 dong
Area
 • Total 882.47 km2 (340.72 sq mi)
Population (2011.01.04)
 • Total 137,147
 • Density 157.3/km2 (407/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong
Area code(s) (+82) 43-6xx

Jecheon (Korean pronunciation: [tɕe̞.tɕʰʌn]) is a city in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. The city is a major railway junction or a transportation mecca, served by the Jungang, Chungbuk and Taebaek Lines. Jecheon has scenic surroundings and several tourist spots like the Uirimji Reservoir, Cheongpung Lake and Cheongpung Cultural Properties complex. It is also the home of Semyung University.

The city's name derives from the Korean words je (, which means "dam") and cheon (, which means "river").

Location

Jecheon City is located in the northern part of North Chungcheong Province bordering Mungyeong City to the south, while Wonju City and Yeongwol-gun, which are located in Gangwon Province, are to the north. It is well known for its mountains and lake environments.[1] Jecheon is well known as the "healing city". A wide variety of traditional medical and herbal products and therapies are available, attracting people all over Korea to visit the city.[citation needed]

Climate

Climate data for Jecheon (1981–2010, extremes 1971–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
19.1
(66.4)
23.2
(73.8)
32.2
(90)
33.7
(92.7)
34.8
(94.6)
36.7
(98.1)
36.9
(98.4)
33.1
(91.6)
28.3
(82.9)
24.0
(75.2)
16.0
(60.8)
36.9
(98.4)
Average high °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
4.4
(39.9)
10.3
(50.5)
18.2
(64.8)
23.1
(73.6)
26.8
(80.2)
28.4
(83.1)
29.2
(84.6)
25.0
(77)
19.4
(66.9)
11.1
(52)
4.0
(39.2)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−2.3
(27.9)
3.5
(38.3)
10.5
(50.9)
16.0
(60.8)
20.6
(69.1)
23.4
(74.1)
23.8
(74.8)
18.4
(65.1)
11.4
(52.5)
4.1
(39.4)
−2.4
(27.7)
10.2
(50.4)
Average low °C (°F) −11.2
(11.8)
−8.4
(16.9)
−2.8
(27)
2.9
(37.2)
9.2
(48.6)
15.0
(59)
19.5
(67.1)
19.6
(67.3)
13.3
(55.9)
5.0
(41)
−1.7
(28.9)
−8.0
(17.6)
4.4
(39.9)
Record low °C (°F) −27.4
(−17.3)
−25.9
(−14.6)
−17.7
(0.1)
−8.0
(17.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
4.8
(40.6)
9.7
(49.5)
9.9
(49.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−7.2
(19)
−14.9
(5.2)
−24.8
(−12.6)
−27.4
(−17.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 24.7
(0.972)
29.4
(1.157)
56.0
(2.205)
76.1
(2.996)
102.1
(4.02)
154.2
(6.071)
373.5
(14.705)
293.7
(11.563)
161.1
(6.343)
51.5
(2.028)
42.4
(1.669)
23.0
(0.906)
1,387.8
(54.638)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.2 6.9 8.9 7.8 8.4 9.3 15.6 13.9 8.8 5.4 7.4 7.4 107
Average snowy days 7.6 6.5 3.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.9 5.8 26.2
Average relative humidity (%) 69.4 66.4 63.8 58.1 64.0 69.6 78.5 77.1 75.3 72.8 70.9 71.1 69.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 165.1 163.4 193.0 216.1 231.3 211.7 160.6 181.8 176.9 194.5 153.8 154.4 2,204.6
Percent possible sunshine 53.6 53.5 52.1 54.8 52.7 48.1 35.9 43.2 47.4 55.8 50.2 51.6 49.5
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2][3][4] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[5]

Tourism

Ten views in the city:

  • Uirimji
  • Bakdaljae
  • Woraksan Mountain
  • Cheongpoong cultural town, Hoban
  • Geumsusan
  • Yonghagugok
  • Songgyegyegok
  • Oksunbong
  • Taksajeong
  • Baeronseongji

Sister cities

See also

References

  1. ^ Official page
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 제천(221)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  3. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 제천(221)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 제천(221)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

External links

  • Jecheon city government home page

Coordinates: 37°08′N 128°13′E / 37.133°N 128.217°E / 37.133; 128.217

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