Cheongdogun

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General Statue

Basic Information
Cheongdo-gun is the center of the Yeongnam area neighboring seven cities and counties in the areas of Daegu, Busan, Ulsan, Gyeongnam Provnce and Gyeongbuk Province, and also the source of the Yeongnam Alps. This is a traffic key point through which an expressway, a railroad and a national road pass.
  • The seat of the county office : 70 Cheonghwa-ro, Hwayang-eup, Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Area : 693.9Km² (1.2 times the area of Seoul Metropolitan City)
  • Households and population
    The number of households: 20,578, The population: 43,968 (as of December, 2012)
  • Climate
    Temperature : high: 33.5℃, low: -11.6℃, average: 13.1℃
    Precipitation : 1,293.9mm (2000.12.31.)
Regional characteristics
  • Located in the southernmost area of Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • A key point of transportation through which the Gyeongbu Railroad Line, the Shin Daegu-Busan Expressway, and National Road 20 and 25 run
  • The birthplace of Hwarang spirit, an ideology for unifying the Three Kingdoms, and the cradle of the Saemaul Undong which was a cornerstone in the modernization of Korea
  • The best place for growing fruits in Gyeongsangbuk-do with its fertile soil producing all kinds of cereals and fruits all across the county
  • The scenic beauty of nature and various cultural assets such as Hyanggyo (a Confucian shrine and educational institution), Seowon (a private academic institution) and historic sites
Educational and industrial facilities
  • The number of schools: 43 (17 kindergartens 17, 14 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 5 high schools) with 4,317 students
  • The number of industries : 132 employing 1,804 workers
  • The number of agricultural industrial complexes : two (Cheongdo Agricultural Industrial Complex and , Punggak Agricultural Industrial Complex)
Cultural Assets and Tourist Resources
Cultural assets : 72 items(National cultural assets: 26 items, and provincial cultural assets: 46 items)
 
Cultural tourist events
  • Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival representative of Korea
  • Full Moon Festival(January 15 on the lunar calendar)
    - Burning a Daljip, Folklore Cultural events
  • Doju Cultural Festival
    - Big Tug-of-War, Treading on the Cheongdoeupseong Fortress walls, etc
  • Cheongdo Bansi Festival
Administration Organization
  • Administration Organization
    County Office: 1 division, 12 departments, 1team, 2 centers (in charge of 76)
    Eup and Myeon: 2 eups, 7 myeons and 2 outstations (in charge of 38)
    ※ 212 ris 1,006 bans
    Eup and Myeon: 2 eups, 7 myeons and 2 outstations (212 ris, and 398 natural villages, and 1,006 bans)
  • The number of public officials : 565 (559 officials prescribed)
    283 officials for the county main office
    27 officials for the Agricultural Technology Center
    62 officials for the Public Health Center
    9 officials for the management team of cultural athletic facilities
    10 officials for the county council
    175 officials for eup and myeon offices
Cheongdo-gun Council
  • President : Lee Won-u (belonging to Ga election district)
  • Vice President : Yang Jeong-seok (belonging to Na election district)
  • Representatives from Ga election district (Cheongdo-eup, Unmun-myeon, Geumcheon-myeon, and Maejeon-myeon) - Lee Won-u/ Jang Yong-gu/ Jeong Sang-gu
  • Representatives from Na election district (Hwayang-eup, Gaknam-myeon, Punggak-myeon, Gakbuk-myeon, and Iseo-myeon) - Park Man-su/ Park O-hyeon/ Yang Jeong-seok
  • Proportional Representative for Cheongdo-gun - Lee Nang-hi
  • http://www.cheongdocl.go.kr/
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