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Wonju

Wonju
원주시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 원주시
 • Hanja 原州市
 • Revised Romanization Wonju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Wŏnju-si
Official logo of Wonju
Emblem of Wonju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates:
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 8 myeon, 16 dong
Area
 • Total 867.63 km2 (334.99 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 310,854
 • Density 317/km2 (820/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Wonju is the most populous city in Gangwon province, South Korea.

Wonju is a city approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) east of Seoul and the capital can be reached within 1hr 20 minutes by bus or train. Wonju was the site of three crucial battles during the Korean War.

Contents

  • Education 1
  • Culture & Festivals 2
    • Museums 2.1
  • Climate 3
  • Sister cities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Education

Culture & Festivals

Museums

  • Mureung Museum
  • Yonsei University Wonju Museum
  • Museum yetchaek towns
  • Wonju City Museum
  • Chiak Folk Museum
  • Myeongjusa Chiaksan and Engraving Museum
  • Toji Literature park
  • Toji Cultural Center
  • Hanji museum

Climate

Climate data for Wonju (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
5.0
(41)
11.1
(52)
19.0
(66.2)
23.9
(75)
27.6
(81.7)
29.3
(84.7)
30.0
(86)
25.7
(78.3)
19.8
(67.6)
11.5
(52.7)
4.4
(39.9)
17.4
(63.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.3
(24.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
4.7
(40.5)
11.8
(53.2)
17.3
(63.1)
21.8
(71.2)
24.6
(76.3)
24.8
(76.6)
19.5
(67.1)
12.6
(54.7)
5.2
(41.4)
−1.4
(29.5)
11.3
(52.3)
Average low °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.6
(20.1)
−1.1
(30)
4.8
(40.6)
11.1
(52)
16.5
(61.7)
20.8
(69.4)
20.9
(69.6)
14.7
(58.5)
6.9
(44.4)
0.0
(32)
−6.2
(20.8)
6.0
(42.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.0
(0.866)
26.3
(1.035)
51.6
(2.031)
66.7
(2.626)
93.5
(3.681)
140.1
(5.516)
362.2
(14.26)
290.1
(11.421)
173.4
(6.827)
50.1
(1.972)
43.5
(1.713)
24.1
(0.949)
1,343.6
(52.898)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.4 7.0 9.2 8.1 8.9 10.4 16.6 14.8 9.0 6.1 8.1 8.0 113.6
Average relative humidity (%) 66.9 64.2 61.6 58.4 64.1 70.3 78.5 78.1 76.0 73.2 70.9 69.2 69.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 162.4 165.1 189.3 213.0 221.0 194.1 146.8 169.4 174.7 186.9 149.0 153.0 2,124.6
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1]

Sister cities

References

  1. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 원주(114)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

External links

  • Wonju city government home page
  • Sungwoo Ski and Golf resort home page
  • Chapel of Hope home page

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