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Iksan
Hangul:
익산시
Hanja:
益山市
Revised Romanization: Iksan-si
McCune-Reischauer: Iksan-si
Statistics
Area: 507.07 km²
Population: 334,324 (2001)
Pop. density: 659 people/km²
Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 14 myeon, 12 dong
Iri redirects here. For acronyms, see IRI

Iksan is a city and major railway junction in North Jeolla Province, (commonly transliterated as Jeollabuk-do or Chollabuk-do) South Korea. Image File history File links Official logo of Iksan City, South Korea. ... Jamo redirects here. ... Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links Made from Maps of Korea. ... IRI may refer to The former name of Iksan, a major railway junction in South Korea, in North Jeolla Province. ... South Korea is divided into 8 provinces (do), 1 special autonomous province (teukbyeol jachido), 6 metropolitan cities (gwangyeoksi), and 1 special city (teukbyeolsi). ... North Jeolla is a province in the southwest of South Korea. ... Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. ... Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. ...


The city center and railway junction was formerly called "Iri" (Iri-si; 이리시; 裡里市;), but merged with Iksan County (Iksan-gun) in 1995. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The railway junction is located at the point where Jeolla and Gunsan Lines meet the Honam Line, and is served by frequent train service to/from Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju, Mokpo, Jeonju, Suncheon, and Yeosu. The Jeolla Line is a railway line serving North and South Jeolla Provinces in South Korea. ... The Gunsan Line is a railway line serving North Jeolla Province in South Korea. ... The Honam Line is a major railway line serving the Honam region (North and South Jeolla Provinces) in South Korea. ... Seoul   is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Daejeon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city in the centre of South Korea, and the capital of South Chungcheong Province. ... This article is about Gwangju Metropolitan City in South Korea. ... Mokpo (Mokpo-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, on the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. ... Jeonju (Jeonju-si) is a city in and the capital of North Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Suncheon (Suncheon-si) is a city in Jeollanam-do, South Korea. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Iksan National College, Won Buddhism Graduate School, Wonkwang Health Science College, and Wonkwang University are all located in Iksan.


Famous people from Iksan include LPGA golfer Birdie Kim, who was born there. LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Birdie Kim (born Ju-Yun Kim in Ik-San on 26 August 1981) is a female South Korean golfer. ...


Iksan is a twin city of Odense, Denmark. Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with 145,554 inhabitants (Odense city January 1, 2004) and the capital of the island of Funen. ...


In late November 2006, Korean authorities quarantined a farm in Iksan and began culling poultry and livestock within 3 kilometers radius, to contain an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus. [1] Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, also known as A(H5N1) or simply H5N1, is a subtype of the Influenza A virus which can cause illness in humans and many other animal species. ...

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. ... Map of South Korea South Korea is located in Eastern Asia, on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula jutting out from the far east of the Asian land mass. ... Honam is a region coinciding with the former Jeolla Province in what is now South Korea. ...

External links

  • City government home page
  • Open Directory category
  • Galbijim wiki page on Iksan

Notes

  1. ^ http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/Engnews/20061126/620000000020061126120016E6.html
Administrative divisions of North Jeolla province, South Korea
Capital: Jeonju
Cities: Asan | Gimje | Gunsan | Iksan | Jeongeup | Jeonju | Namwon
Counties: Buan | Gochang | Imsil | Jangsu | Jinan | Muju | Sunchang | Wanju

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Avian Influenza - news and links to useful sites (11491 words)
A new outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain has been detected in Gimje, North Jeolla Province.
The new case affects a poultry farm along a national highway just like the previous two farms in Iksan, giving rise to concerns that it is due to a quarantine failure.
The Ministry of Agriculture andThe quail farm is 18 km south of the first infected poultry farm in Iksan, suggesting the highly pathogenic strain of the H5N1 virus has spread outside the 10 km radius alert area of Iksan and could spread further.
Iksan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (135 words)
Iksan is a city and major railway junction in North Jeolla Province, South Korea.
Iksan National College, Won Buddhism Graduate School, Wonkwang Health Science College, and Wonkwang University are all located in Iksan.
Famous people from Iksan include LPGA golfer Birdie Kim, who was born there.
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