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Chungcheongbuk-do Province

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

Lee Si-jong

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameChungcheongbuk-do Province
  • GovernorLee Si-jong

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

tree

tree

Zelkova

bird

bird

Magpie

flower

flower

Yulan

History

  • The Three Hans Period: Chungcheongbuk-do belonged to Mahan’s territory that consisted of a tribal federation with 54 clans.
  • The Goryo Dynasty (1106): Called Chungcheong-do integrated with Hanamdo (now, Chungcheongnam-do) during the 1st year of King Yejong.
  • The Joseon Dynasty (1896): The nation was reorganized into the 13 do (province)system and at this time the province was first named Chungcheongbuk-do with the provincial office in Chungju.

Topographic Features

  • Chungcheongbuk-do is located in the center of the Korean Peninsula, the eastern end of the Asian Continent. It is the only landlocked province not bounded by sea in the country.
  • Chungcheongbuk-do forms a large basin surrounded by Taebaek Mountains to the northeast, Sobaek Mountains to the to the east and Charyeong Mountains to the northwest and as a consequence, it has the continental climate rarely in the country.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 7,432㎢
  • Location : 37˚15′20″~ 36˚00′35″north latitude and 128˚38′15″~ 127˚16′40″ east longitude
  • Climate - Temperature: max. 33.5℃, min. -10.1℃, average 13.7℃ - Annual precipitation 1,562㎜
Population
  • Population : 1,564,665 (Male : 788,785, Female : 775,880) (October 2012)
  • Population density : 2.47/㎢ (October 2012)
Major Event
  • Uruk Cultural Festival, Jechoen Uibyeongje(Festival for the Loyal Troops), Sobaeksan Royal Azalea Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Mt. Songnisan, Beopjusa Temple, Mt. Sobaek National Park, Suanbo Hot Spring, Cheongju National Museum, Mt. Worak National Park, Cheongpung Cultural Complex

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP : ₩ 28,594.3 bln(2008)
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 19,270,000(2008)
  • Fiscal budget : ₩ 2,594.9 bln
Industry
  • Industrial structure - Agriculture and fisheries 4.8%, mining and manufacturing 39.4%, service and others 55.8%
Products
  • Agricultural and fisheries product : ginseng, grape, chili, peach
  • Industrial product : Semiconductor, magnetic tape, textile, cotton yarn, computer head
  • Specialty product : Ceramics

Others

  • Contact:International Trade Division
  • Address:82 Sangdang-ro Cheongju Chungcheongbuk-do Korea
  • Tel.:+82-43-220-3274
  • Fax.:+82-43-220-3259
  • Official Website : http://www.cb21.net