Sooth Chungcheon Province

Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge

Coordinates: 36°30′N 126°45′E / 36.500°N 126.750°E / 36.500; 126.750


Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • McCune‑ReischauerCh'ungch'ŏngnamdo
 • Revised RomanizationChungcheongnam‑do
Official logo of Chungcheongnam-do
Location of Chungcheongnam-do
KintraSooth Korea
Subdivisions8 ceeties; 7 coonties
 • GovrenorAhn Hee-jung (Democratic)
 • Total8,204 km2 (3,168 sq mi)
Area rank6t
 (October, 2014)
 • Total2,059,871[1]
 • Rank4t
 • Density235/km2 (610/sq mi)
Metropolitan Seembols
 • FlouerChrysanthemum
 • TreeWeeping willows
 • BirdMandarin duck

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.[2] It is bi far Sooth Korea's fastest growin region, wi an average GDP growth o 9.7% in 2001-2007[3] that accelerated tae 12.4% in 2010.[4] Sic 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 sic as New Asan Ceety centred on the newly-biggit Cheonan-Asan Station, that connects Chungnam's lairgest ceety, Cheonan, tae Seoul Station in less nor 30 minutes via the KTX bullet train. Cheonan an Asan are twa closely locatit ceeties in the province, hame tae the laundmerk 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. Thare are 220 square kilometre (85 sq mi) o exposed beach which is uised tae produce salt bi solar evaporation. Thare is coal minin, but gowd an siller mines are an aw foond in Chungcheongnam-do, as is Monazite (a rare thorium bearing mineral) an 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 thare are a nummer o auld temples. Thir include Gwanchok-sa, a temple which is hame tae the lairgest stane Buddha in Korea.[5] 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 creaut 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]

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

Cairt # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2010)
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
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

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 7 Julie 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. See Leet o Sooth Korean regions bi GDP.
  5. "Official Site of Korea Tourism". Archived frae the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 10 Mairch 2012.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Template:Chungcheongnam-do Template:Regions an admeenistrative diveesions o the Republic o Korea