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Chungcheongnam-do Province

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Chungcheongnam-do Province

Ahn Hee-jung

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameChungcheongnam-do Province
  • GovernorAhn Hee-jung

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

tree

tree

Willow

bird

bird

Mandarin duck

flower

flower

Chrysanthemum

History

  • During the era of Three Kingdoms, Chungcheongnam-do (Chungnam) was a territory of the Baekje Dynasty. For 185 years from 475 A.D (when the capital was moved from Hanseong [now called Seoul] to Ungjin (now called Gongju) after Hanseong fell to Goguryeo) to 660(when the Kingdom of Baekje was conquered by the Silla-Dang forces), the glorious Baekje culture bloomed in Chungnam.
  • In 1896 (the 33rd year of King Gojong) after the national reorganization of 13 provinces in accordance with Article 36 of the Imperial Command, it was finally called by its present name--Chungcheongnam-do.

Topographic Features

  • The province is located in the center of Northeast Asia and the Yellow Sea area, the Charyeongsanmaek Mountain Range extends to the southwest direction and the Geumgang River run across the province from the north to the south.
  • Chungnam Province is mostly low and flat. There is no place over 1,000m above sea level. With an average elevation of 100m, it is the lowest province nationwide.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 8,600.2㎢(2007)
  • Location : 35˚58′~ 37˚03′north latitude and 127˚38′~ 125˚32 east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 11.9℃, annual precipitation 1,100~1,300㎜
Population
  • Population : 2, 025,274 (Male 1,024,888, Female 1,000,386) (2012.10)
  • Population density : 2.41/㎢ (2012.10)
Major Event
  • Baekje cultural festival, Geumsan Ginseng Festival, Boryeong Mud Festival, Gongju Gyeryongsan (Mt.) Spring Flower Festival, Yesan Maeheon Cultural Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Gyeryongsan National Park, Muryeongwangneung, Baekje History Museum, Independence Hall of Korea, Onyang Folk Museum, Jeongrimsaji Temple Site, Rock-carved Buddha Triad in Season, Gwanchoksa Temple

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP : ₩ 54,449 bln(2007)
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 28,121,000(2007)
  • Fiscal budget : ₩ 9,922.9 bln(2008)
Industry
  • Industrial structure : Agriculture and fisheries 6.3%, mining and manufacturing 47.3%, service 31.8%, construction 10.5%, electricity, gas & water 4.2%
Products
  • Agricultural product : Ginseng, grape, apple, Chinese matrimony vine, walnut, Manila clam
  • Industrial product : machinery, electronics, chemical, textile, nonmetal
  • Specialty product : Hansan ramie fabric, Norigae(Korean traditional ornament),ceramics

Others

  • Contact:International Trade Division
  • Address:155 JUNGANG-RO, JUNG-GU, DAEJEON, REPUBLIC OF KOREA. 301-763
  • Tel.:+82-42-251-2175
  • Fax.:+82-42-251-2179
  • Official Website : http://www.chungnam.net