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Hangul: 홍천군
Hanja: 洪川郡
Revised Romanization: Hongcheon-gun
McCune-Reischauer: Hongch'ŏn-gun
Statistics
Area: 1,817.87 km²
Population: 75,251(2001)
Pop. density: 41 people/km²
Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 9 myeon
File:Map Hongcheon-gun.png

Hongcheon (홍천군, , flooded.river.county) is a county in Gangwon-do. The population as of 2004 was 72,317, including:

  • 71,907 Koreans and
  • 410 non-Koreans.

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General information

  • Area: 1,818㎢
  • Population density: 39/㎢(2003.2)
  • Number of households: 25,642(2003.2)
  • Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 9 myeon
  • Location of county office: 181 Huimang-ri, Hongcheon-eup, Hongcheon-gun (홍천군 홍천읍 희망리 181)
  • County flower: 진달래
  • County tree: Korean white pine (잣나무)
  • County bird: Magpie (까치)

Hongcheon is the area with the largest area of the cities and counties in South Korea, and is three times the area of Seoul. To the north is the city of Chuncheon and the county of Inje, to the west are the counties of Gapyeong and Yangpyeong of Gyeonggi-do, to the south are the counties of Hoengseong and Pyeongseong, and to the east is the county of Yangyang and the city of Gangneung.

Mountains are relatively high in the county, including those to the north: Gamabong (가마봉, 可馬峰:1,192m), Eungbongsan (응봉산, 鷹峰山:1,103m), Gachilbong (가칠봉, 柯七峰:1,240m), Eungboksan (응복산, 鷹伏山:1,360m), Durobong (두로봉, 頭老峰:1,422m), Odaesan (오대산, 五臺山:1,563m) and Gyebangsan (계방산, 桂芳山:1,577m), as well as Balgyosan (발교산, 髮校山:998m) and Unmusan (운무산, 雲霧山:980m) to the south. 87% of the land in the county is mountainous.

As the county is located far from the sea it lacks its moderating influence and temperature extremes are large. The average yearly temperature is 11.1℃, the average in January is -7.3℃, and the average in August is 26℃. The average yearly precipitation is 1,141 mm.

Hongcheon's urban area

Transportation

The bus terminal is on the north side of the river on the west end of town. It's a small urban area so downtown is less than a kilometer away. Buses here move between Sokcho and points in Western and Southwestern Korea. Other buses go north to Chuncheon (around four per hour) and south to Wonju and points beyond.

Accomodation

There's nothing near the bus terminal, which is near the west end of town. There are several yeogwans in the middle of town, some of them hidden down small alleys, just south of the market. A big hotel is located across the river from downtown.

Food

There's a couple largish supermarkets along the main road paralelling the north bank of the river, including a Nong Hyup. Sundaegukbap seems to be a popular menu item in this town - restaurants serving it abound. There's not really any "Western" options but the usual pizza and chicken. A small Chinese place is just south of the shijang. A Bonjuk is on the first street north paralleling the main street, a block west of the market. The market itself has the usual assortment of items and several shiktangs.

A five-day market, open on days ending in 1 and 6, is located along the main street a couple blocks east of the bus terminal. Notable here is the stall selling "nokdujeon," a giant pindaeddeok going for 5,000 won. It's enough for a meal for two people.

Statistics

Classification Area(㎢) Percentage(%) Ri Ban
Administrative Legal
Total 1,817.90 100.0 192 105 980
Eup Hongcheon-eup 107.15 5.9 43 13 360
Myeon Hwachon-myeon 210.80 11.6 18 11 72
Duchon-myeon 140.48 7.7 15 7 51
Naechon-myeon 146.50 8.1 13 8 63
Seoseok-myeon 225.25 12.4 14 8 72
Dong-myeon 149.62 8.2 14 11 72
Nam-myeon 120.32 6.6 21 11 85
Seo-myeon 123.42 6.8 17 12 64
Bukbang-myeon 146.40 8.1 20 18 74
Nae-myeon 447.96 24.6 17 6 67

Contact numbers for parts of the county

Name of Agency Address FAX
Hongcheon-eup 250-809(Huimang-ri 149-2) 84 Euihwae Road, Hongcheon-eup 82-33-
434-7790
82-33-
435-4670
Hwachon-myeon 250-815 (Seonsan-ri 446) 121 Seonsan road, Hwachon-myeon 82-33-
432-2801
82-33-
432-8275
Duchon-myeon 250-821 (jaeun-ri 869-1) 193 Jaeun road, Duchon-myeon 82-33-
435-3327
82-33-
435-0148
Naechon-myeon 250-861 (Dogwan-ri 444) 27 Saessak road, Naechon-myeon 82-33-
433-3003
82-33-
433-0194
Seoseok-myeon 250-835 (Pungam-ri 486-8) 267 Seoseok road 82-33-
433-4032
82-33-
433-0075
Dong-myeon 250-893 (Sokcho-ri 873) 253 Gongjaksan road, Dong-myeon 82-33-
436-6559
82-33-
436-0198
Nam-myeon 250-785 (Yangdeokwon-ri 178-1) 134 Yangdeokwon road, Nam-myeon 82-33-
432-4004
82-33-
432-7377
Seo-myeon 250-854 (Bangok-ri 148-7) 884 Palbonsan road, Seo-myeon 82-33-
434-0454
82-33-
434-7382
Bukbang-myeon 250-883 (Sanghwagye-ri 93) 24 Kotgoeul road, Bukbang-myeon 82-33-
435-6006
82-33-
435-4720
Nae-myeon 250-846 (Changchon-ri 1573-7) 89 Changchon road, Nae-myeon 82-33-
432-6003
82-33-
432-1886

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Cities and counties in Gangwon-do Location of Gangwon-do
Capital:

Chuncheon

Cities:

Chuncheon | Donghae | Gangneung | Samcheok | Sokcho | Taebaek | Wonju

Counties:

Cheorwon | Goseong | Hoengseong | Hongcheon | Hwacheon | Inje | Jeongseon | Pyeongchang | Yanggu | Yangyang | Yeongwol

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