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Icheon

Icheon
이천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 이천시
 • Hanja 利川市
 • Revised Romanization Icheon-si
 • McCune–Reischauer Ich'ŏn-si
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Province Gyeonggi
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 8 myeon, 4 dong
Area
 • Total 461.3 km2 (178.1 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 209,339 [1]
 • Density 453/km2 (1,170/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul
Website icheon.go.kr

Icheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It should not be confused with the much larger Incheon Metropolitan City. Neighboring districts include Yeoju County, Gwangju City, Yongin City, and Anseong City within Gyeonggi Province, as well as Eumseong County in North Chungcheong Province. Together with Yeoju, Icheon is known as a center of South Korean ceramic manufacturing and is a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art. Other famous local products include peaches and rice. Local institutions of higher learning include Korea Tourism College and Chungkang College of Cultural Industries.

The Yeongdong Expressway and Jungbu Naeryuk Expressway pass through Icheon. In 2015, the city will connect into the Seoul Metropolitan Subway via Yeoju Line's Icheon Station.

Icheon is home to Hynix, the world's second largest memory chip maker.

Contents

  • Administrative divisions 1
  • City Symbols 2
  • Climate 3
  • Ceramic village 4
  • Sister cities 5
  • Famous people 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Administrative divisions

Dongnam-gu is divided into 2 towns (eup), 8 townships (myeon), and 4 neighbourhoods (dong).

Hangul Hanja
Janghowon-eup 장호원읍 長湖院邑
Bubal-eup 부발읍 夫鉢邑
Sindun-myeon 신둔면 新屯面
Baeksa-myeon 백사면 栢沙面
Hobeop-myeon 호법면 戶法面
Majang-myeon 마장면 麻長面
Daewol-myeon 대월면 大月面
Moga-myeon 모가면 暮加面
Seolseong-myeon 설성면 雪星面
Yul-myeon 율면 栗面
Changjeon-dong 창전동 倉前洞
Jeungpo-dong 증포동 增浦洞
Jungni-dong 중리동 中里洞
Gwango-dong 관고동 官庫洞

City Symbols

  • City Bird : Magpie
  • City Flower : Azaleas
  • City Tree : Pine

Climate

Climate data for Icheon (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
6.3
(43.3)
12.1
(53.8)
19.3
(66.7)
24.2
(75.6)
27.5
(81.5)
29.0
(84.2)
29.9
(85.8)
25.8
(78.4)
20.4
(68.7)
12.0
(53.6)
4.7
(40.5)
17.8
(64)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−0.2
(31.6)
5.2
(41.4)
11.9
(53.4)
17.4
(63.3)
21.7
(71.1)
24.4
(75.9)
24.8
(76.6)
19.8
(67.6)
13.0
(55.4)
5.4
(41.7)
−1.2
(29.8)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) −8.5
(16.7)
−6.1
(21)
−1.0
(30.2)
4.9
(40.8)
11.1
(52)
16.6
(61.9)
20.7
(69.3)
21.0
(69.8)
15.0
(59)
7.2
(45)
−0.2
(31.6)
−6.4
(20.5)
6.2
(43.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.5
(0.886)
23.9
(0.941)
47.4
(1.866)
74.0
(2.913)
93.8
(3.693)
146.0
(5.748)
370.2
(14.575)
319.9
(12.594)
176.0
(6.929)
42.1
(1.657)
38.8
(1.528)
16.3
(0.642)
1,370.8
(53.969)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.0 4.6 7.2 7.0 7.6 9.4 14.6 13.8 9.0 5.0 7.1 6.1 97.4
Average relative humidity (%) 64.4 59.9 58.0 55.3 62.1 67.8 77.3 76.9 74.5 70.4 67.1 66.6 66.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 166.1 169.1 192.1 210.8 221.8 187.0 141.2 159.4 165.6 188.4 152.6 158.3 2,113.7
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Ceramic village

Master potter at work, Icheon.
Ceramic shops, Icheon.

The Icheon Ceramics Village features 300-plus ceramics-making firms in the area of Sugwang-ri, Sindun-myeon, Saeum-dong, and a popular visitor attraction.[3] They use traditional skills and produce porcelains in some 40 traditional firewood kilns. This pottery is recognized both at home and abroad for its quality.

The Saeum-dong and Sindun-myeon areas also include a ceramics village with many ceramics stores. Potters have researched traditional methods and revived the manufacture of ceramics in the style of Goryeo celadon and Joseon white porcelain here. The village is the center of the effort to preserve these traditions.[4]

Sister cities

Famous people

  • Seo Hui : The historic figure of Goryeo dynasty who made a huge decision with Khitan people who was forcefully occupying northern areas of Korean peninsula.

See also

References

  1. ^ 이천시청 기본현황 - Icheon City
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 이천(203)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Icheon". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  4. ^ Official pages of Icheon city

External links

  • Official website
  • Icheon : Official Seoul City Tourism

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