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Map of the Administrative Division

Geographical Characteristics

The heart of the west coast region of Chungcheongnam-do Province and a transportation hub

Location

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.

Transportation

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).

Topographical and Geographical Features

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.

Historical Characteristic

The center of administration

The Place of Governors

30 state-run institutions

The Birthplace of Notable Figures

Choi Young, Seong Sam-mun, Kim Jwa-jin, Han Yong-un, Kim Bok-han, Hongju Righteous Army, etc.

Cultural Characteristics

The origin of the Naepo and Hongju culture

Cultural and Historical Sites

43 sites (9 national and 34 provincial sites)

Yongdaegi-nori

Awarded the Minister of Culture and Public Information Prize at the National Folk Arts Awards (1981)

Gyeolseong-nongyo

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

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