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Taean County

Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 태안군
 • Hanja 泰安郡
 • Revised Romanization Taean-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer T'aean-gun
Official logo of Taean
Emblem of Taean
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 8 myeon
 • Total 504.82 km2 (194.91 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 63,930
 • Density 126.6/km2 (328/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong

Taean County (Taean-gun) is a county in South Chungcheong Do, South Korea.

Taean County is most famous for Taean Haean National Park, known for its clear seas, unpolluted soils, coastal flora, tidal flats, coasts, and white sand. It includes thirty different beaches; one of these, Mallipo Beach, is considered one of the three most beautiful in Korea and is over three kilometers long. This beach is also the site of the 2007 Korea oil spill.

The Korean government designated Taean Haean National Park in 1978. It consists of 326.57 km² of land. There are about 130 islands in the park, and 250 species of flora thrive there.

Chollipo Arboretum in Sowon-myeon, founded in 1979 by naturalized US-expatriate Min Byung Gal (Carl Ferris Miller), is a 64ha (158 acre) private botanical garden housing more than 7000 different species of plants collected from more than 60 countries.

The Sinduri beach in Taean is home to the Duung wetland, a sand dune wetland and protected area that is also designated a National Treasure of South Korea.

The Korean boy band Big Bang based their song, "붉은노을 ("Sunset Glow"), in honor of the park. The title track from their 2nd full-length Korean album, Sunset Glow, a remake of Lee Moon Sae's Red Sunset. Their Music Video for Sunset Glow is spreading the message to visit Tae-an beaches again after the 2007 Korea oil spill where it had previously struck the once populated tourist attraction a year ago, leaving it deserted and neglected.


  • Economy 1
  • Twin towns – Sister cities 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Korea Express Air has its headquarters in Taean.[1]

Twin towns – Sister cities

Taean is twinned with:

See also


  1. ^ "Home." Korea Express Air. Retrieved on November 4, 2012. "(주)코리아익스프레스에어 충청남도 태안군 남면 신온리 105번지 대표자:노승영"

External links

  • County government website

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