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Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 삼척시
 • Hanja 三陟市
 • Revised Romanization Samcheok-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Samch'ŏk-si
Official logo of Samcheok
Emblem of Samcheok
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Gangwon
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 6 myeon, 4 dong
 • Total 1,185.78 km2 (457.83 sq mi)
Population (June 30, 2011)
 • Total 72,368
 • Density 61.03/km2 (158.1/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Samcheok is a city in Gangwon-do, South Korea.


  • History 1
    • Ancient age & Three Kingdom 1.1
    • Unified Silla 1.2
    • Goryeo Dynasty 1.3
    • Joseon Dynasty 1.4
    • Japanese occupation 1.5
    • Republic of Korea 1.6
  • Education 2
  • Sister cities 3
  • Figures from Samcheok 4
  • Tourist Attractions 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Ancient age & Three Kingdom

  • It was called "Siljikguk or Siljikgokguk"
  • 102 under the rule of Silla (Pasa 23rd)
  • 468 under the rule of Goguryeo (Jangsu 56th)
  • 505 The name changed to Sil-jick joo (Jijeung 6th)
  • 658 The name changed to Book-jin (Muyeol 5th)

Unified Silla

  • 757 The name changed to Samcheok-gun (Gyeongdeok 16th)

Goryeo Dynasty

  • 995 The name changed to Cheokjoo (Seongjong 14th)
  • 1018 The name changed to Samcheok-hyun (Hyeonjong 9th)

Joseon Dynasty

  • 1393 Samcheok-hyun was raised into Samcheok-bu (Taejo 2nd)
  • 1413 change of the name to Samcheok protectorate (Taejong 13th)
  • 1895 change of the name to Samcheok-gun (Gojong 32nd)

Japanese occupation

  • 1917 Bunae-myeon change of the name to Samcheok-myeon
  • 1938 Samcheok-myeon was raised into Samcheok-eup

Republic of Korea

  • 1973 Jangsung-eup Hwangji branch office was raised to Hwangji-eup (at that time, the most population of the county)
  • 1980. 04. 01. Bukpyeong-eup was Incorporated into Donghae-si
  • 1980. 12. 01. Wondeock-myeon was elevated to Wondeock-eup
  • 1981. 07. 01. The combination of Jangseong-eup and Hwangji-eup was raised into Taebaek-si
  • 1986. 01. 01. Samcheok-eup was raised into Samcheok-si
  • 1986. 03. 27. Wondeok-eup Ojeo branch office was raised into Kagok-myeon
  • 1989. 01. 01. Yonghwa-ri and jangho-ri were incorporated into Gundeok-myeon
  • 1994. 12. 26. 5 districts (Called ri) of Hajang-myeon were incorporated into Taebaek-si
  • 1995. 01. 01. The combination of Samcheok-si and Samcheok-gun was incorporated to Samcheok-si


Samcheok has one university, KNU Samcheok Campus, established March 1, 2006. (formerly Samcheok National University)

Sister cities


Figures from Samcheok

  • Kim yeon sik - current Taebaek mayor, Gangwon Province (elected GNP)
  • Bak sang cheol - Singer
  • Jung Kyung Ho - Football Player
  • Hwang young jo - Marathon runner(1999 barcelona olympic

Tourist Attractions

  • Samcheok Railbike
  • Hwanseong and Daegeum Caves
  • Haesingdang Park - Also known as the Penis Park. This park can be reached in 40 minutues by riding the 24, or 24-1 local bus.
  • Samcheok Rose Park
  • Samcheok, Jeungsan, Yonghwa, Maengbang and Jangho Beaches.

See also


  1. ^ Samcheok City - International Interchange City
  2. ^ Sisterhood Cities (Korean)

External links

  • Samcheok city government home page
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