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Location o Jeonju in Jeollabuk-do

Jeonju is a ceety in the Republic o Korea, an the caipital an mucklest ceety o Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla). It is an important tourist centre famous for Korean fuid, historic biggins, sports activities an innovative festivals.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Locatit in the fertile Honam plain, famous for strawberries an exceptional produce, Jeonju haes been an important regional centre in the province for centuries. Ance, the ceety wis the caipital o Hubaekje Kinrick, which wis foondit bi Gyeon Hwon. The ceety wis regardit as the spiritual caipital o the Joseon Dynasty acause the Yi ryal faimily oreeginatit thare. The Chŏnju Kim in North Korea, o whom Kim Il-sung wis descendit frae, hae thair ancestral seat (pon’gwan) in Jeonju as well.

The toun wis occupied bi the Donghak peasants' movement in 1894. Jeonju wis gien metropolitan status in 1935, an the ceety wis foondit in 1949.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Jeonju bibimbap 비빔밥 , a traditional local fuid, is well-kent athort the Republic o Korea. Thare are an aa several vera popular vegetarian restaurants servin Jeonju style fuid an pine wine.
  • The Naitional Jeonju Museum exhibits auncient relics frae the Baekje days.
  • Thare are extensive ryal museums, temples, a castle fortress on a hillside, an a well-kent paper museum, as well as an annual paper fashion shaw hielichtin baith the latest style an traditional Korean clothin made o paper.
  • The Jeonju Hanok Village (Hanok Maeul) is a traditional-style veelage locatit in the hert o Jeonju, hoosin ower 800 traditional "hanok" style biggins. It contains mony traditional tea shops, souvenir shops an restaurants.[1]
  • The Jeonju International Film Festival draws aboot 50,000 visitors annually.
  • Jeonju is the hametoun o the breakdancin crew Last for One, internaitional Battle o the Year champion.

Fowk an iveryday life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Eddication is a major industry in the ceety, but it daes no hae the manufacturin or hivy industries foond in ither Korean ceeties. Due tae its rural location, the local muntains an pairks are popular for ootdoor recreation. Thare are an aa various historical sites in the aurie. The ceety an aa haes a zoo, a muckle pairk, an the Samsung Soond an Cultur Hall, a muckle, modren concert complex on the Chonbuk Naitional University campus.

Admeenistrative destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jeonju is dividit intae 2 wards, Deokjin-gu (덕진구) an Wansan-gu (완산구), which in turn are dividit intae approximately 40 neighbourhuids.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 21 Januar 2013. Retrieved 30 Mairch 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 35°49′N 127°09′E / 35.817°N 127.150°E / 35.817; 127.150