Chungcheongnam-do

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Sooth Chungcheong Province
Province
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 충청남도
 • Hanja 忠清南道
 • Revised Romanization Chungcheongnam-do
Region Hoseo
Caipital Hong seong
Subdiveesions 8 ceeties; 7 coonties
Government
 • Govrenor Ahn Hee-jung
Area
 • Total 8,628 km2 (3,331 sq mi)
Area rank 6t
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,028,002
 • Rank 4th
 • Density 235/km2 (610/sq mi)
Metropolitan Symbols
 • Flouer Chrysanthemum
 • Tree Weepin Willaes
 • Bird Mandarin Duck
Dialect Chungcheong
Website chungnam.net (Inglis)

Chungcheongnam-do (Scots: Sooth Chungcheong Province abbreviatit Chungnam), is a province in the wast o Republic o Korea. The province wis formit in 1896 frae the sooth-wastren hauf o the umwhile Chungcheong Province an remained a province o Korea till the kintra's diveesion in 1945, thereefter becomin pairt o Sooth Korea. The provincial caipital is Daejeon, which is separately admeenistered as a provincial-level metropolitan ceety.

Chungnam is Sooth Korea's richest province, wi a 2010 GDP per caipita o $47,516, a level o livin staundart heicher than that o the Unitit States.[1] It is bi far Sooth Korea's fastest growin region, wi an average GDP growth o 9.7% in 2001-2007[2] that accelerated to 12.4% in 2010.[3] Such rapid growth transformed it frae a maistly agricultural tae a heichlie industrializit economy in the 21st century.

Chungnam is the anerlie province ootside the Seoul Naitional Caipital Aurie tae be servit bi Seoul Subway Line 1, wi multi-million dollar projects such as New Asan Ceety centered on the newly-built Cheonan-Asan Station, that connects Chungnam's lairgest ceety, Cheonan, to Seoul Station in less than 30 minutes via the KTX bullet train. Cheonan an Asan are twa closely locatit ceeties in the province, hame tae the landmark 66-floor Pentaport skyscraper an the Center Ceety Galleria Department Store, designd bi the prominent Dutch architect, Ben van Berkel.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is pairt o the Hoseo region, an is bundit tae the wast bi the Yellae Sea, tae the north bi Gyeonggi-do province, tae the sooth bi Jeollabuk-do province, an tae the east bo Chungcheongbuk-do province.

Resources[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ane third o the province's aurie is unner cultivation. Aside frae agricultur, marine products are o importance. There are 220 square kilometres (85 sq mi) o exposed beach which is uised tae produce salt bi solar evaporation. There is coal minin, but gowd an siller mines are an aw foond in Chungcheongnam-do, as is Monazite (a rare thorium bearing mineral) and zircon.

Attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

At 845 metres, Munt Gyeryong is the maist notable elevation. It is locatit in a naitional pairk which is notit for its unique rock featurs. Apairt frae the stane formations there are a number o auld temples. These include Gwanchok-sa, a temple which is hame tae the lairgest stane Buddha in Korea.[4] In 1978 the Taean Marine Naitional Pairk wis opened. It includes some o the kintra's best bathin beaches.

Sejong Ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

In early 2007, the Republic o Korea govrenment decidit tae create a special admeenistrative destrict oot o pairt o the present Chungcheongnam-do Province, near wha is presently Daejeon. The new destrict will be namit Sejong Ceety, an is tae replace Seoul as the futur caipital o the Republic o Korea.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Ceeties an Coonties o Chungcheongnam-do

Chungcheongnam-do is dividit intae 9 ceeties (si) an 8 coonties (gun). The ceety an coonty names belaw are given in Inglis, hangul, an hanja.

Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2010)
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Ceety
1 Cheonan 천안 天安 574,623
2 Asan 아산 牙山 278,676
3 Seosan 서산 瑞山 156,843
4 Dangjin 당진 唐津 137,006
5 Gongju 공주 公州 122,153
6 Nonsan 논산 論山 119,222
7 Boryeong 보령 保寧 97,770
8 Gyeryong 계룡 雞龍 41,528
Coonty
9 Hongseong 홍성군 洪城郡 82,811
10 Yesan 예산군 禮山郡 77,830
11 Buyeo 부여군 扶餘郡 67,584
12 Seocheon 서천군 舒川郡 53,914
13 Taean 태안군 泰安郡 53,888
14 Geumsan 금산군 錦山郡 52,952
15 Cheongyang 청양군 青陽郡 29,755

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