Iksan is a ceety an major railway junction in North Jeolla Province, (commonly transliteratit as Jeollabuk-do) Sooth Korea.
The ceety centre an railway junction wis ance cried "Iri" (Hangul: 이리시; Hanja: 裡里市; RR: Iri-si), but merged wi Iksan Coonty (Iksan-gun) in 1995.
The railway junction is located at the point whaur Jeolla, Janghang Line an Gunsan Lines meet the Honam Line, an is served bi frequent train service tae/frae Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju, Mokpo, Jeonju, Suncheon, an Yeosu.
Iksan Naitional College, Won Buddhism Graduate Schuil, Wonkwang Health Science College, an Wonkwang University are aw locatit in Iksan.
Iksan is cried “The ceety o Jewelry” an haes a Jewelry museum which opened in Mey 2002.
In late November 2006, Korean authorities quarantined a ferm in Iksan an began cullin poultry an livestock athin 3 kilometers radius, tae contain an ootbreak o the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Iksan that haes been haundit doun the story o Seodong an Seonhwa will be the 'Paradise in Autumn Festival'
Festivals wi various themes are held in Iksan. Each o these festivals is themed wi a pairticular product an relatit tae the local history.
The names are as follaes:
Seodong Festival 10,000,000 Chrysanthemums festival Iksan Jewelry Expo Stane Cultur festival
History[eedit | eedit soorce]
Iksan wis ance the caipital o an auncient kintra, Baekje Kinrick. The temples built then are still staundin nou. Iksan haes awways been an important transport centre. Efter the "Iri train station explosion", Iksan ceety fell intae a state o decline. Housomeivver, Iksan's train station wis later rebuilt an it became the junction o three rail lines, the Jeolla Line, Honam Line an Janghang Line. It nou services KTX an Saemaul trains as well as frequent buses services. The day, Iksan is ance again a thrivin ceety.
Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]
Iksan's geographical location is situatit on the Okgu an Keumman Plains which lead tae the Wast Sea Yellae Sea. As it is locatit vera near the sea whaur ships can transport a wide variety o products, Iksan haes played a role as a central aurie o logistics as well as traffic for a lang time.
Iksan is situatit in the northwastren pairt o Jeollabuk-do. In the east o Iksan are the rugged muntains of Mt. Cheonho an Mt. Mireuk at the edge o the Noryeong Muntains, an in the northwast the range o Mt. Hamra leadin tae a series o hills an a great stream, which hae formed a fertile plain, towards the wast. Iksan borders Nonsan-gun an Buyeo-gun, Chuncheongnam-do, dividit bi Keum-gangriver in the north. It faces the Okgu Plains in the wast an the Kimje Plains dividit bi Mankyeong-gang in the sooth.
Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]
Notable fowk frae Iksan[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Birdie Kim, LPGA gowfer
- Iri Station Explosion
See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Ceety govrenment hame page Archived 2008-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
- Ceety govrenment hame page (in Korean)