The heart of the west coast region of Chungcheongnam-do Province and a transportation hub
It is adjacent to Yesan-gun in the east, Seosan-si in the west, Cheongyang-gun in the east and Boryeong-si in the south.
National Road No. 21 runs between north and south, while National Road No. 29 extends from west to east. Rural Road No. 609 and 614 and the Janghang Line (railroad) pass through the area. Seohaean Expressway was opened to the public in 2002, and two interchanges were constructed (Eunha and Galsan).
It is a hilly area with Bongsusan Mountain (484m) in the east, Baegwolsan Mountain in the west (394m), Oseosan Mountain (790m) in th south, and Yongbongsan Mountain (374m) in the north. The hills are characterized by relatively gentle slopes and are adjacent to the Cheonsuman Bay.
The center of administration
30 state-run institutions
Choi Young, Seong Sam-mun, Kim Jwa-jin, Han Yong-un, Kim Bok-han, Hongju Righteous Army, etc.
The origin of the Naepo and Hongju culture
43 sites (9 national and 34 provincial sites)
Awarded the Minister of Culture and Public Information Prize at the National Folk Arts Awards (1981)
Awarded the Presidential Prize at the National Folk Arts Awards (1993) The home of Han Seong-jun, the master of traditional Korean dance, and Choi Seon-dal, the master of Joseon pansori