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Donghae City

Donghae
동해시
Municipal city
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 동해시
 • Hanja 東海市
 • Revised Romanization Donghae-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Tonghae-si
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates:
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 10 dong
Area
 • Total 180.01 km2 (69.50 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 103,115
 • Density 572/km2 (1,480/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Donghae is a city in Gangwon Province, South Korea. There are two major ports: Donghae Harbor and Mukho Harbor. The city is located on the Yeongdong Line railroad and the Donghae Expressway. Numerous caverns are found in the city, as in neighboring Samcheok. Hanzhong University is located here.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Climate 2
  • Symbols 3
  • Free Industry zone 4
  • Cruise Ferry 5
  • Tourism 6
  • Sister cities 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Location

Donghae City is located in the central region of the east coast of Korea in Gangwon-do. Jeongseon county to the west and Gangneung city to the north. It contains the northern terminus of the Donghae Expressway, and the No.37 national way passes through the city.

The city is mostly mountainous and has natural resources such as Mureung Valley and beautiful beaches. Here, the high Taebaek Mountains lie along the eastern coast, preventing rivers from meeting the coast.[1] However, in the rainy season, spontaneous water flow is possible.

Climate

Climate data for Donghae (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
7.1
(44.8)
10.8
(51.4)
16.6
(61.9)
20.6
(69.1)
23.2
(73.8)
26.4
(79.5)
27.3
(81.1)
23.7
(74.7)
19.7
(67.5)
13.6
(56.5)
7.9
(46.2)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
2.7
(36.9)
6.4
(43.5)
12.0
(53.6)
16.1
(61)
19.4
(66.9)
23.0
(73.4)
23.7
(74.7)
19.7
(67.5)
15.0
(59)
9.0
(48.2)
3.3
(37.9)
12.6
(54.7)
Average low °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.0
(35.6)
7.5
(45.5)
12.0
(53.6)
16.1
(61)
20.2
(68.4)
20.7
(69.3)
15.9
(60.6)
10.5
(50.9)
4.6
(40.3)
−0.9
(30.4)
8.7
(47.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.0
(2.008)
36.3
(1.429)
58.6
(2.307)
60.1
(2.366)
74.0
(2.913)
110.4
(4.346)
234.7
(9.24)
240.3
(9.461)
241.1
(9.492)
83.5
(3.287)
67.6
(2.661)
21.3
(0.839)
1,278.9
(50.35)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.7 5.9 8.7 7.3 9.3 11.3 14.2 15.0 11.8 7.7 7.0 3.9 107.8
Average relative humidity (%) 49.5 52.0 57.1 59.0 68.7 78.0 82.5 82.6 79.0 67.0 56.2 46.8 64.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 178.6 179.4 194.4 208.9 208.3 170.4 144.7 157.0 162.5 188.2 171.7 185.0 2,149
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Symbols

  • Tree: Gingko Tree
  • Flower: Red Prumusumume
  • Bird: Seagull

Free Industry zone

Donghae area and its neighborhood are a free industry zone. From this, Gangwon province and Donghae city has overtaken team for investment.[3]

Cruise Ferry

A cruise ferry line connecting Russia, South Korea and Japan opened in the summer of 2008. DBS Ferry currently transits between Donghae, Sakaiminato, Tottori and Vladivostok.[4][5]

Tourism

  • Mukho harbor
  • Mureung Valley
  • Cheongok caves
  • Mangsang Beach
  • Yakcheon village
  • Samhwa temple

Sister cities

Donghae City has the following sister cities:[6][7]

See also


References

  1. ^ Official page of Donghae city - location
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  3. ^ [강원도청] 강원도 '동해자유무역지역' 개발 본격화 Yeonhap news 2008.01.23
  4. ^ Fundamental opening of Donghae port as passing port of cruise ferry. (동해항 크루즈훼리 운항 탄력) 2008-01-18 Dalian News
  5. ^ DBS Cruise Ferry Main Page. ([2]) 2014-01-17 DBS Cruise Ferry
  6. ^ City of Federal Way - Sister City Association
  7. ^ ▒ Donghae - City of beautiful ocean

External links

  • Donghae city government home page

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