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Location o Jeongeup in Jeollabuk-do

Jeongeup (Jeongeup-si) is a ceety in the province o Jeollabuk-do, Republic o Korea. The ceety limits include Naejang-san Naitional Pairk, a popular destination pairticularly in hairst due tae its foliage. Jeongeup is on the Honam Expressway an Honam Line, wi the Seohaean Expressway an aw athin easy reach, providin links tae Seoul an Mokpo.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jeongeup's population is in decline, wi an average o 56 fowk muivin tae the ceety ivery day but 91 leavin, wi the birth an daith rates being equal. The divorce rate currently runs at 50%.[1]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main hills in Jeongeup are Naejang-san Naitional Pairk an Ibamsan, though there are an aa several smawer hills in the ceety. It is the east o the ceety which is mair muntainous, the wast being a plain aroond the Dongjin River. There are several streams in Jeongeup, maist notably the Jeongeupcheon, a tributary o the Dongjin. This is unnergoing a makower bi the ceety cooncil, scheduled for completion in December 2009.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Jeongeup (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
6.7
(44.1)
12.3
(54.1)
19.4
(66.9)
24.3
(75.7)
27.8
(82.0)
30.2
(86.4)
31.1
(88.0)
26.9
(80.4)
21.4
(70.5)
14.0
(57.2)
7.2
(45.0)
18.8
(65.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
1.3
(34.3)
6.0
(42.8)
12.3
(54.1)
17.8
(64.0)
22.0
(71.6)
25.5
(77.9)
25.9
(78.6)
21.2
(70.2)
14.9
(58.8)
8.2
(46.8)
2.1
(35.8)
13.1
(55.6)
Average laich °C (°F) −4.8
(23.4)
−3.3
(26.1)
0.6
(33.1)
6.0
(42.8)
11.8
(53.2)
17.1
(62.8)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
16.6
(61.9)
9.4
(48.9)
3.2
(37.8)
−2.3
(27.9)
8.2
(46.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 40.2
(1.583)
41.3
(1.626)
55.2
(2.173)
75.3
(2.965)
94.6
(3.724)
156.1
(6.146)
279.7
(11.012)
270.3
(10.642)
151.0
(5.945)
54.3
(2.138)
57.8
(2.276)
41.6
(1.638)
1,317.3
(51.862)
humidity 74.4 70.7 66.3 62.7 65.5 71.4 77.3 76.6 75.5 71.8 72.2 74.4 71.6
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10 8 8 7 8 9 13 14 8 6 8 9 108
Mean monthly sunshine hours 149.0 161.0 195.7 225.4 235.8 193.5 174.6 195.6 191.0 206.3 157.2 141.5 2,229.0
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration [2]

Tradition[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jeongeup, like mony ceeties in Korea, haed a hyanggyo, or Confucian schuil, whaur fowk wur trained in Confucian ways. This biggin is a tourist attraction today, but is lockit.

Jeongeup is kent for a traditional sang frae the Baekje Kinrick era, kent as Jeongeup-ga. The sang tells the tale o the lamentin hert o a wumman waitin for her peddler husband’s return.[3]

Festivals[eedit | eedit soorce]

A maple festival aroond Naejang-san is held annually. The maple leaves here are widely regarded as some o the maist beautiful in the kintra. The festival wis abolished in 2002 but wis revived in 2007.[4] This festival includes several events regardin the chrysanthemum love.

Additionally, a century ago, Jeongeup wis the steid o a revolution bi the releegious muivement o Cheondoism. A lot o peasants joined the muivement against the Japanese invaders. For this, Jeongeup haulds an annual commemmorative ceremony.[5]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "녹두꽃피고 파랑새나는 정읍 만들기". Jeongeup City Council. Retrieved 5 February 2009. [deid airtin]
  2. "평년값자료(1981−2010) 정읍(245)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  3. Official page
  4. Wonderful maple o Naejang muntain 내장산 단풍… 마냥 고와서 문득 서러워라 국민일보 2007.11.01
  5. Welcome to honam Udo nongak

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Coordinates: 35°34′N 126°51′E / 35.567°N 126.850°E / 35.567; 126.850