Chungju

city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea

Chungju (Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰuŋ.dʑu]) is a city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea. Uamsan is a mountain located within the outskirts of the city.

Chungju

충주시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationChungju-si
 • McCune-ReischauerCh'ungju-si
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Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 36°58′N 127°57′E / 36.967°N 127.950°E / 36.967; 127.950Coordinates: 36°58′N 127°57′E / 36.967°N 127.950°E / 36.967; 127.950
Country South Korea
RegionHoseo
Administrative divisions1 eup, 12 myeon, 12 dong
Area
 • Total153.45 km2 (59.25 sq mi)
Population
 (November 2010)
 • Total218,098
 • Dialect
Chungcheong

The city is famous for the annual martial arts festival held in October. Also of note, former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon grew up here.

SymbolEdit

  • City Flower : Chrysanthemum
  • City Bird : Mandarin duck
  • City Tree : Apple tree


Chungju LakeEdit

Chungju Dam is the country's biggest multi-purpose dam that links together Chungju and its neighborhoods. It creates a manmade lake with a vast body of water. Woraksan Mt and Songnae valley are located nearby. Additionally, this area has cherished cave area/springs.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. [출발!2박 2일] 충주호, Hankook Ilbo 2003-05-29

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