Yeoju

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Yeoju
여주
驪州
Coonty
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 여주시
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeoju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏju
Location of Yeoju
Kintra  Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Admeenistrative diveesions 1 eup, 8 myeon
Aurie
 • Tot 608.64 km2 (235.00 sq mi)
Population
 • Tot 104,774
 • Density 172.1/km2 (446/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Yeoju is a city in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea. Thegither wi the neebourin ceety o Icheon, it is kent as a major center o contemporary Sooth Korean ceramics, hosts the World Ceramic Exposition ivery year. Ither local products o note include rice, sweet potatoes, an yellae melons. Yeoju is the birthplace o Korea's last queen, Empress Myeongseong.[1]

Yeoju's institution o heicher learnin includes Yeojoo Institute o Technologie. The Jungbu Naeryuk Expresswey passes through the coonty.

Legacy frae the past[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the coonty are locatit:

  • The tomb o the naition's most important king, Sejong the Great. This tomb wis muivit tae Yeoju frae Seoul in 1469.[2]
  • The temple ruins o Godalsaji (c. 764)
  • The Moka Buddhist museum
  • The waws o Pasaseong fortress
  • Silleuksa, the Korea's lane riverside temple

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong. 2004. County of Yeoju Website. 25 October 2006 http://yj21.net/eng/tour/remain_04.asp
  2. Nilsen, R. (2004). Moon Handbooks South Korea, 3rd eds. Avalon Travel Publishing. pp. 295

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