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Taebaek

Taebaek
태백시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 태백시
 • Hanja 太白市
 • Revised Romanization Taebaek-si
 • McCune-Reischauer T'aebaek-si
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates:
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 8 dong
Area
 • Total 303.53 km2 (117.19 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 56,193
 • Density 185/km2 (480/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Taebaek is a city in Gangwon province, South Korea. Its name is shared with that of the Taebaek Mountains. Situated in 650 m ~ 700 m, Taebaek is the highest city in South Korea.

Contents

  • Attractions 1
  • Climate 2
  • Sister cities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Attractions

Manggyeongsa Temple in Hyeol-dong, at an altitude of 1,460 meters on the Taebaek Mountains, is a temple built to enshrine the statue of the Bodhisattva of wisdom. It was built by Jajang, a Silla Dynasty monk. The "Dragon Spring" at the entrance of the temple is known as the highest spring in Korea.[1]

Climate

Climate data for Taebaek (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
2.8
(37)
7.2
(45)
15.0
(59)
20.1
(68.2)
23.4
(74.1)
25.3
(77.5)
25.5
(77.9)
21.2
(70.2)
16.6
(61.9)
9.7
(49.5)
3.4
(38.1)
14.2
(57.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.8
(23.4)
−2.8
(27)
1.9
(35.4)
8.9
(48)
14.0
(57.2)
17.8
(64)
20.9
(69.6)
21.0
(69.8)
16.0
(60.8)
10.3
(50.5)
3.9
(39)
−2.0
(28.4)
8.7
(47.7)
Average low °C (°F) −9.7
(14.5)
−8.0
(17.6)
−3.2
(26.2)
2.8
(37)
8.0
(46.4)
12.5
(54.5)
17.2
(63)
17.3
(63.1)
11.4
(52.5)
4.7
(40.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
−6.8
(19.8)
3.8
(38.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 32.6
(1.283)
35.8
(1.409)
60.7
(2.39)
77.4
(3.047)
90.4
(3.559)
142.2
(5.598)
287.3
(11.311)
279.6
(11.008)
203.9
(8.028)
51.8
(2.039)
43.4
(1.709)
19.2
(0.756)
1,324.3
(52.138)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.3 7.7 10.5 8.6 9.4 11.2 16.5 15.6 11.5 6.8 7.6 6.4 120.1
Average relative humidity (%) 61.3 60.6 61.8 55.3 61.3 71.8 78.6 79.8 78.8 70.3 64.1 60.5 67.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 173.4 174.5 194.8 219.8 229.2 193.6 141.0 144.6 149.8 188.1 166.7 169.5 2,144.6
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[2]

Sister cities

See also

References

  1. ^ Cin Woo Lee "Simply stunning: 33 incredible Korean temples" CNN Go. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-12
  2. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 태백(216)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 

External links

  • Taebaek city government home page

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