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Chungcheongbuk-do Province

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

Kim Yong-hwan

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameChungcheongbuk-do Province
  • GovernorKim Yong-hwan

Symbol

Symbol
City Emblem City flower City tree City bird
City Emblem City flower

White magnolia

City tree

Zelkova tree

City bird

Magpie

History

  • 1106 : Hanam-do (Chungcheongnam-do) Province is integrated into Chungcheong-do Province.
  • 1896 : With the implementation of the 13-province system during the Joseon Dynasty, the area is named Chungcheongbuk-do Province for the first time.
  • 1914 : Administrative areas are reorganized into ten counties and 114 townships.
  • 2021 : The administrative districts currently consist of three cities and eight counties.

Regional Characteristics

  • Chungcheongbuk-do Province is an inland province located in the center of the Republic of Korea. It is the only landlocked province in the Republic of Korea. With unique characteristics, it has close mutual relations with neighboring regions.
  • Chungcheongbuk-do Province is an independent geographic area. It forms a natural boundary with Gyeonggi-do Province and Gangwon-do Province in the north, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province in the east, Chungcheongnam-do Province in the west, and Jeollabuk-do Province in the south.

Basic Information


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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 7,408㎢ (As of 2019)
  • 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 : 1,598,536 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households: 738,094
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
Sisterhood & Friendship Provinces / Cities
  • China: Heilongjiang Province(Set 1996), Shandong Province(Jan 2002), Zhoang Guangxi Autonomous Region(Nov 2007), Jilin Province(April 2008), Hubei Province(Nov 2014)
  • Japan: Yamanashi Prefecture(March 1992)
  • Russia: St. Petersburg(May 2008)
  • Vietnam: Phu Yen Province(Sept 2007), Vinh Phuc Province(Oct 2008)
  • Others: Idaho, US(July1986); State of Colima, Mexico(Nov 1999); Steirmark State, Austria(May 2000); Baranya County, Hungary(July 2000); Argentina(Sept 2000); Central Java, Indonesia(Sept 2005); Province of Benguet, Philippines(May 2009)

Economic Status


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Economy(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩ 66,974 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 42.6 million
Industry (As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 62.9%, mining manufacturing industry 26.2%, construction industry 10.3%, agriculture and fishery 0.6%
  • Specialized industry : Semiconductor, biopharmaceuticals, Smart components, solar rays, transport parts
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(Munhwa-dong), Sangdang-ro, Sangdang-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do 28515, Republic of Korea
  • Tel.:+82-43-220-3463
  • Fax.:+82-43-220-3469
  • Official Website : http://www.chungbuk.go.kr