Boeun County

Boeun County (Boeun-gun) is a county in North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.


Korean transcription(s)
 • Revised RomanizationBoeun-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerPoŭn-gun
Palsangjeon hall at Beopjusa temple
Palsangjeon hall at Beopjusa temple
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
Administrative divisions1 eup, 10 myeon
 • Total584.45 km2 (225.66 sq mi)
 • Total43,245
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Dialect


Boeun ( literally "offering gratitude" or "thanksgiving"), was a South Korean town named in 1406 by a remorseful King Taejong, who felt relieved that he had cleared his conscience after having participated in a ceremonial ritual at the local Beopjusa temple to appease the spirits of his dead younger half-brothers, whose deaths he had caused in a power struggle years earlier.[1]

In July 1973, Boeun township was elevated to the status of Boeun town.[2] In 1983, two townships were abolished and incorporated into normal ones. In 2007, Hoebuk-myeon changed its name to Hoein-myeon, Oesongni-myeon to Jangan-myeon, and Naesonngni-myeon into Songnisan-myeonn.[3]


  • Songnisan Fall Festival: During autumn a festival is held at Songnisan, a celebrated mountain in central Korea. The festival has been an important contributor to the development of tourism and the economy in the region.[4]
  • Boeun Ocher Apple Festival: Boeun County is well known for its apples, for which a major festival is held to promote them.


Jujube is the most well-known agricultural product in Boeun county. Additionally, the county's fruit, and eggs are growing in popularity thanks to their eco-friendly mark.[5]


  • City Flower: Forsythia
  • City Tree: Jujube tree
  • City Bird: Magpie Birds

Twin towns – sister cities

Boeun is twinned with:


  1. ^ Official website, Origin
  2. ^ Regulations concerning establishment of towns (eups)(1973-03-12)
  3. ^ Allowance of alteration concerning from cities to townships (ris)(1983-01-10) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea Currently, Boeun is composed of 1 eup (Boeun-eup) and 10 myons. One of the myons, Maro-myon of which capital is kwanki-ri is famous for Han-woo (Korean traditional cow) and the beautiful scenery in Ku-byong mountain.
  4. ^ Official page of Boeun County
  5. ^ 보은군내 친환경농산물인증 농가 2배 증가 The confirmation of eco mark doubles Newsis 2008-01-10
  6. ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 보은(226)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  7. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 보은(226)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  8. ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 보은(226)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

External links

Coordinates: 36°29′04″N 127°43′07″E / 36.4844444544°N 127.718611121°E


Beopjusa (Korean: 법주사 or Beopju temple) is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is situated on the slopes of Songnisan, within Songnisan National Park, in Naesongni-myeon, Boeun County, in the province of Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea.

It was initially constructed in 553 by Silla monk Uisin. It has been historically associated with Beopsang thought, and the worship of the Maitreya Buddha.

Boeun Sangmu WFC

Boeun Sangmu Women's Football Club (Korean: 보은 상무) is a South Korean women's football team based in Boeun County, North Chungcheong Province. Sangmu (상무, 尙武) means martialism and is the sports division of the Military of South Korea. The team was founded in 2007 and it competes in the WK League, the top division of women's football in South Korea. Sangmu are not allowed to sign any foreign players because of their military status.

Dangjin–Yeongdeok Expressway

Dangjin–Yeongdeok Expressway (Korean: 당진영덕고속도로; Hanja: 唐津盈德高速道路; RR: Dangjin–Yeongdeok Gosokdoro) also known as 6th East–West Expressway is an expressway in South Korea connecting Dangjin to Yeongdeok County.

Numbered 30, it means an East–West expressway. At 305.5 km, it is the fifth-longest expressway in South Korea. Two sections of the route, Dangjin-Daejeon Expressway and Cheongju-Yeongdeok Expressway is directly connected with Gyeongbu Expressway.

Jogye Order

The Jogye Order, officially the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism (대한불교조계종, 大韓佛敎 曹溪宗) is the representative order of traditional Korean Buddhism with roots that date back 1200 years to the Later Silla National Master Doui, who brought Seon (known as Zen in the West) and the practice taught by the Sixth Patriarch, Huineng, from China about 820 CE. The name of the Order, Jogye, was adopted from the name of the village where Patriarch Huineng's home temple, Nanhua Temple, is located, (Chinese: 曹溪; pinyin: cáo xī; Korean: 조계종; romaja: Jogeongjung).The Jogye as a distinct school arose in the late 11th century when Jinul sought to combine the direct practices of Korean Seon with the theological underpinnings of sutra-based Buddhist schools as well as with Pure Land Buddhism.In 1994, the Jogye order managed 1725 temples, 10,056 clerics and had 9,125,991 adherents.The international Kwan Um School of Zen is a Jogye school founded by Seon Master Seungsahn, 78th Patriarch, who received Dharma transmission from Seon Master Gobong.

List of cities and counties of North Chungcheong Province

North Chungcheong Province (Chungcheongbuk-do) is divided into 3 cities (si) and 9 counties (gun). The city and county names below are given in English and hangul.

List of counties of South Korea

List of all counties in South Korea: There are 82 counties in South Korea since Cheongwon County was dissolved on July 1, 2014 and annexed by Cheongju.

List of towns in South Korea

A town or eup is an administrative unit in South Korea; along with township (rural), a town (urban) is one of the divisions of a county, and of some cities with a population of less than 500,000. The main town or towns in a county—or the secondary town or towns within a city's territory—are designated as towns. Towns are subdivided into villages. In order to form a town, the minimum population required is 20,000.

List of townships in South Korea

A myeon, myŏn, myon, or township is an administrative unit in South Korea; along with town (urban), a township (rural) is a division of a county and some cities of fewer than 500,000 population. Township have smaller populations than towns and represent the rural areas of a county or city. Township are subdivided into villages. The minimum population limit is 6,000.

Miyazaki (city)

Miyazaki (宮崎市, Miyazaki-shi, Japanese: [mijaꜜzaki]) is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, verdant mountains. A popular resort destination for Japanese tourists, the city offers many attractions, including the SeaGaia event center (though the indoor ocean facility is no longer operational), the Phoenix Zoo, Aoshima Beach Park, and many large hotels and onsens (public baths). The city is the primary shopping destination for eastern Kyushu residents in smaller towns around the prefecture. The city was founded on April 1, 1924.As of this merger (but with 2003 population estimates), the city had an estimated population of 365,311 and a population density of 612 persons per km². The total area is 643.67 km². As of 1 June 2019, the current population is 398,215.

Miyazaki Airport and Miyazaki seaport serve the city.

National Route 19 (South Korea)

National Route 19 is a national highway in South Korea connects Namhae County to Hongcheon County. It established on 31 August 1971.

National Route 25 (South Korea)

National Route 25 is a national highway in South Korea connecting Changwon to Sangdang District, Cheongju. It established on 31 August 1971.

National Route 37 (South Korea)

National Route 37 is a national highway in South Korea connects Geochang to Paju. It established on 14 March 1981.

National Treasure (South Korea)

A National Treasure (Korean: 국보; Hanja: 國寶; RR: gukbo) is a tangible treasure, artifact, site, or building which is recognized by the South Korean government as having exceptional artistic, cultural and historical value to the country. The title is one of the eight State-designated heritage classifications assigned by the administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Protection Act after deliberation by the Cultural Heritage Committee.Many of the national treasures are popular tourist destinations such as Jongmyo royal ancestral shrine, Bulguksa, Seokguram, and Tripitaka Koreana at Haeinsa. As of January 2017, there are 319 distinct entries on the list, some composed of a large number of sub-entries.[1] The treasures are numbered according to the order in which they were designated, not according to their individual value.

The National Treasures are designated within the heritage preservation system of the country.

North Chungcheong Province

North Chungcheong Province (Korean: 충청북도, Chungcheongbuk-do; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰuŋ.tɕʰʌŋ.buk̚.t͈o]), also known as Chungbuk, is a province of South Korea. North Chungcheong has a population of 1,578,934 (2014) and has a geographic area of 7,433 km2 (2,870 sq mi) located in the Hoseo region in the south-center of the Korean Peninsula. North Chungcheong borders the provinces of Gyeonggi and Gangwon to the north, North Gyeongsang to the east, North Jeolla to the south, and South Chungcheong, Sejong Special Autonomous City, and Daejeon Metropolitan City to the west.

Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong, with other major cities including Chungju and Jecheon.

North Chungcheong was established in 1896 from the province of Chungcheong, one of the Eight Provinces of Korea, consisting of the northeastern half of the territory, and is South Korea's only landlocked province. North Chungcheong was known as Chūsei-hoku Prefecture during the Japanese Colonial Period from 1910 and became part of South Korea following the division of Korea in 1945.


Sangju (Korean pronunciation: [saŋ.dʑu]) is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Although Sangju is rather rural, it is very old and was once a key city. Along with Gyeongju, it gives rise to half of the name of the Gyeongsang provinces. Sangju is nicknamed Sam Baek, or "Three Whites", referring to three prominent agricultural products rice, silkworm cocoons, and dried persimmons from the area.

Climate data for Boeun (1981–2010, extremes 1971–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
Average high °C (°F) 2.7
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.4
Average low °C (°F) −9.0
Record low °C (°F) −25.4
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27.3
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.8 7.5 8.7 7.6 8.2 9.6 16.0 14.6 9.3 6.0 8.0 8.1 111.4
Average snowy days 8.9 6.7 2.8 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 2.0 6.6 27.2
Average relative humidity (%) 68.6 66.2 63.4 60.2 65.3 71.4 77.5 78.4 77.1 73.8 71.2 70.0 70.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 172.9 178.3 212.7 234.3 249.0 217.7 178.9 194.7 191.3 209.2 165.5 162.8 2,368.2
Percent possible sunshine 55.9 58.2 57.4 59.5 57.0 49.7 40.1 46.4 51.3 59.9 53.8 54.0 53.2
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[6][7][8] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[9]
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