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Jecheon

Jecheon
제천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 제천시
 • Hanja 堤川市
 • Revised Romanization Jecheon-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Chech'ŏn-si
Official logo of Jecheon
Emblem of Jecheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 dong
Area
 • Total 882.47 km2 (340.72 sq mi)
Population (2011.01.04)
 • Total 137,147
 • Density 157.3/km2 (407/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong
Area code(s) (+82) 43-6xx

Jecheon is a city in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. The city is a major railway junction, served by the Jungang, Chungbuk and Taebaek Lines. Jecheon has scenic surroundings and several tourist spots like the Uirimji Reservoir, Cheongpung Lake and Cheongpung Cultural Properties Complex. It is also the home of Semyung University.

The city's name derives from the Korean words Je(堤), which means Dam, and cheon(川) which means River.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Climate 2
  • Sister cities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Location

Jecheon City is located in the northern part of North Chungcheong Province bordering Mungyeong City to the south, Wonju City and Yeongwol-gun which are located in Gangwon Province to the north. It is well known for its beautiful mountains and lake environments.[1] Jecheon is well known as the "healing city". A wide variety of oriental medicine are available, attracting people all over Korea to visit the city.

Climate

Climate data for Jecheon (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
4.4
(39.9)
10.3
(50.5)
18.2
(64.8)
23.1
(73.6)
26.8
(80.2)
28.4
(83.1)
29.2
(84.6)
25.0
(77)
19.4
(66.9)
11.1
(52)
4.0
(39.2)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−2.3
(27.9)
3.5
(38.3)
10.5
(50.9)
16.0
(60.8)
20.6
(69.1)
23.4
(74.1)
23.8
(74.8)
18.4
(65.1)
11.4
(52.5)
4.1
(39.4)
−2.4
(27.7)
10.2
(50.4)
Average low °C (°F) −11.2
(11.8)
−8.4
(16.9)
−2.8
(27)
2.9
(37.2)
9.2
(48.6)
15.0
(59)
19.5
(67.1)
19.6
(67.3)
13.3
(55.9)
5.0
(41)
−1.7
(28.9)
−8.0
(17.6)
4.4
(39.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 24.7
(0.972)
29.4
(1.157)
56.0
(2.205)
76.1
(2.996)
102.1
(4.02)
154.2
(6.071)
373.5
(14.705)
293.7
(11.563)
161.1
(6.343)
51.5
(2.028)
42.4
(1.669)
23.0
(0.906)
1,387.8
(54.638)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.2 6.9 8.9 7.8 8.4 9.3 15.6 13.9 8.8 5.4 7.4 7.4 107.0
Average relative humidity (%) 69.4 66.4 63.8 58.1 64.0 69.6 78.5 77.1 75.3 72.8 70.9 71.1 69.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 165.1 163.4 193.0 216.1 231.3 211.7 160.6 181.8 176.9 194.5 153.8 154.4 2,204.6
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Sister cities

See also

References

  1. ^ Official page
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 제천(221)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 

External links

  • Jecheon city government home page

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