FACTOID # 10: The total number of state executions in 2005 was 60: 19 in Texas and 41 elsewhere. The racial split was 19 Black and 41 White.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "Chuncheon" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Chuncheon
Chuncheon Image:Chuncheon logo.gif
Hangul: 춘천시
Hanja: 春川市
Revised Romanization: Chuncheon-si
McCune-Reischauer: Ch'unch'ŏn-si
Statistics
Area: 1,116.43 km²
Population: 252,019 (2001)
Pop. density: 225 people/km²
Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 9 myeon, 15 dong
Image:Map Chuncheon-si.png

Chuncheon (Chuncheon-si) is the capital of Gangwon Province, South Korea. The city lies in the north of the country, located in a basin formed by the Soyang River and Han River. There are some large lakes around the city, most notably Lake Soyang and Lake Uiam. The area is renowed for its small river islands, such as Sangjungdo, Ha-Jungdo, Bungeo Island, or Wido. Official logo of Chuncheon City, South Korea. ... Hangul also refers to a word processing application widely used in Korea. ... It has been suggested that Sino-Korean be merged into this article or section. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean (Korean: 국어의 로마자 표기법; 國語의 로마字 表記法) is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Gangwon (Gangwon-do) is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. ... Han River is the name of four unrelated rivers: Han River, or Han Gang, is a river in Korea, passing through Seoul and entering the Yellow Sea Han River, or Han Shui, is a tributary of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in central China Han River, or Han Jiang, is...

Contents


History

The area today occupied by the city was first settled about 1000 years ago by tribal communities. In 637 the city was called Usooju. In 757 it was renamed into Saku, in 940 into Chunju (春州), before taking its current name in 1413. In 1896, Chuncheon became the capital city of Gangwon province. The city was largely destroyed during the Korean War, but since reconstructed. Events Arabs take Jerusalem Arabs take Aleppo Battle of al-Qadisiyah: Arabs defeat Persian army, take Persian capital of Ctesiphon Battle of Mag Rath: Dalriada influence in Ulster greatly reduced Births Deaths Categories: 637 ... Events March 9 - A major earthquake strikes Palestine and Syria Offa becomes king of Mercia. ... Events Births Brian Boru, high king of Ireland Abul-Wafa, iranian mathematician Deaths ar-Radi (Caliph of Baghdad) Athelstan, who was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund Categories: 940 ... // Events March 20 - Henry V becomes King of England Project of Annals of Joseon Dynasty began. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Gangwon (Gangwon-do) is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. ... Combatants Western Allied/UN combatants: Republic of Korea United States Britain Communist combatants: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea People’s Republic of China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Jeong Il-Gwon Douglas MacArthur Mark W. Clark Matthew Ridgway Kim Il-sung, Choi Yong-kun Peng Dehuai Strength Note: All...


In 1995 Chuncheon city merged politically with the government of the surrounding Chuncheon county. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Culture

In the spring, the Chuncheon International Mime Festival is organized, as well as the Spring Season Art Festival. In the summer, the Chuncheon Puppet Festival takes place. There is also a festival for Makguksu, a food that Chuncheon is famous for. Also celebrated in the summer, is the International Animation Festival. Every autumn, the Chuncheon Marathon takes place. In winter, snow and ice festivals are organized. Chuncheon Puppet festival is an annual puppet festival that includes both Korean and international performers. ... Makguksu is a Korean soup whose ingredients are largely determined by the customer rather than the restaurant owner. ...


Food

Chuncheon is famous for its dak galbi, or chicken ribs. The city was historically known as a center for chicken farms.[citation needed] There is even a street in the city dedicated to restaurants serving the dish, with some 25 restaurants populating the area. Galbi (or kalbi) is a Korean dish made from beef short ribs, though it can also be made with pork ribs. ...


The other major dish famous in Chuncheon is makguksu. Makguksu is a Korean soup whose ingredients are largely determined by the customer rather than the restaurant owner. ...


Economy

Chuncheon is the market centre for agricultural produce from the surrounding lands. The main products are rice and soybeans. Since the 1960s light industry has become dominant in the city. Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice refers to two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. (The term wild rice can refer to wild... Binomial name Glycine max (L.) Merr. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Heavy industry does not have a single fixed meaning compared to light industry. ...


There are hydroelectric powerplants in the area around Chuncheon. The Soyang River Dam is the largest sand gravel dam in East Asia.[citation needed] Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ...


Education

Chuncheon is home to two universities: Kangwon National University, founded 1947, and Hallym University, established in 1982 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Hallym University is a private university which is located in Chuncheon of Gangwon, the Republic of Korea. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transportation

Chuncheon Station
Chuncheon Station

Chuncheon is at the end of the Gyeongchun Railway Line, connecting the city to Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul. It is also the northern terminus of the Jungang Expressway, and various highways connect it to the outlying regions of Gangwon. There are also river transport facilities in Chuncheon.[citation needed] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1023x574, 140 KB) Summary Chuncheon train station in Chuncheon, South Korea. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1023x574, 140 KB) Summary Chuncheon train station in Chuncheon, South Korea. ... The Gyeongchun Line (Gyeongchunseon) is a railway line connecting Seoul to Chuncheon in South Korea. ... Cheongnyangni Station is the Seoul terminus for passenger trains serving the eastern part of South Korea. ... Seoul (Sŏul 서울) ) is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... The Jungang Expressway is an expressway in South Korea. ...


Climate

The average temperature in the city is 11°C. The lowest measured temperature was −17.5°C, and the highest was 35.2°C. There is an average of 1,296 mm of annual rainfall, and 210.9 days of sunshine.


Sister cities

  • Higashichikuma District, Nagano, Japan

Higashichikuma (東筑摩郡; -gun) is a district located in Nagano, Japan. ...

See also

This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ... Map of South Korea The largest cities in South Korea have self-governing status equivalent to that of provinces. ...

External links

Administrative divisions of Gangwon province, South Korea
Capital: Chuncheon
Cities: Chuncheon | Donghae | Gangneung | Samcheok | Sokcho | Taebaek | Wonju
Counties: Cheorwon | Goseong | Hoengseong | Hongcheon | Hwacheon | Inje | Jeongseon | Pyeongchang | Yanggu | Yangyang | Yeongwol

Coordinates: 37°52′N 127°44′E Donghae is a city in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Gangneung is a city in Gangwon Province, on the east coast of South Korea. ... Samcheok is a city in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Sokcho is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. ... Taebaek a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. ... Wonju is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. ... Cheorwon County (Cheorwon-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Goseong County (Goseong-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Hoengseong County (Hoengseong-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Hongcheon County (Hongcheon-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Hwacheon County (Hwacheon-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Inje County (Inje-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Jeongseon County (Jeongseon-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Pyeongchang County (Pyeongchang-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... -1... Yangyang County (Yangyang-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Yeongwol County (Yeongwol-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Chuncheon: Information from Answers.com (512 words)
Chuncheon was the capital of the kingdom of Maek (250
Chuncheon (Chuncheon-si) is the capital of Gangwon Province, South Korea.
Chuncheon is at the end of the Gyeongchun Railway Line, connecting the city to Cheongnyangni Station in Seoul.
Chuncheon National University of Education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (198 words)
Chuncheon National University of Education is one of several national universities of education in South Korea.
The campus is located in Chuncheon City, the capital of Gangwon province in the country's northeast.
It was redesignated as a two-year teacher's college in 1962, and became a four-year college in 1983.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m