|• Revised Romanization||Inje-gun|
Emblem of Inje
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||1 eup, 5 myeon|
|• Total||1,646.33 km2 (635.65 sq mi)|
|• Density||21/km2 (50/sq mi)|
Since the first inhabitants came to the Korean peninsula, there have been people living in Inje county. Surrounded by clear and clean rivers and streams and magnificent Soraksan. Inje is located in the mid-east of Gangwon-do, it was at first called Jeojokhyeon in the Goguryeo Kingdom, Heejaehyeon in the Silla Kingdom, Inje in the Goryeo Dynasty, Youngsohyeon and again later Inje in the Joseon Dynasty and finally raised to the status of Inje county in August 1896.
In 1951 the US Marine Corps 1st Medical Battalion operated a field hospital in Inje town.
Inje is located in the Taebaek Mountains and has a landscape dominated by Flora. Many species inhabit several areas of the county, not only mountains but rivers also.
The beautiful snow scenes around Daecheong peak are widely known. Inje county is quite cold from early November, with snow falling around its higher peaks. In 2007, the first heavy snow of the year was recorded as early as 16 November.
Because of its cold climate, lots of ice fishing festivals often occur in Inje and also the wider Gangwon-do area. However, the ice fishing in Inje is one of the main attractions in winter with 6,000 tourists per weekday and over 10,000 on weekends.
Ansan (Korean: 안산) is a mountain in the county of Inje, Gangwon-do in South Korea. It is in the north-western area of Seoraksan National Park. It has an elevation of 300 m (984 ft).Baegamsan (Gangwon)
Baegamsan is a mountain in the counties of Hongcheon and Inje, Gangwon-do in South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,099 m (3,606 ft).Baekdamsa
Baekdamsa (백담사) is a Buddhist temple in Inje County, Gangwon province, South Korea. It was originally built in the 7th century, but because of war and natural disasters has been rebuilt numerous times since then. The present version was completed in 1957. Additionally, the name has also changed over time. Originally called Hangyesa, the new name reflects the "100 pits from Daecheongbong Peak to the temple".Bangtaesan
Bangtaesan is a mountain in the county of Inje, Gangwon-do in South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,444 m (4,738 ft).Daeamsan
Daeamsan is a mountain in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea. It sits on the boundary between the counties of Inje and Yanggu. Daeamsan has an elevation of 1,304 m (4,278 ft).Daebawisan
Daebawisan (Gangwon-do) is a mountain of South Korea. It has an altitude of 1091 metresGachilbong (Inje County)
Gachilbong is a mountain of South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,164 metresGachilbong (Inje County/Yanggu County)
Gachilbong is a mountain that sits on the boundary between the counties of Yanggu and Inje, in Gangwon-do, South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,240.4 m (4,070 ft).Gadeukbong
Gadeukbong is a mountain in the county of Inje, Gangwon-do, in South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,059.7 m (3,477 ft).Gaeinsan
Gaeinsan is a mountain in the counties of Inje and Hongcheon, Gangwon-do, in South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,341 m (4,400 ft).Garibong
Garibong is a mountain in the county of Inje, Gangwon-do, in South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,059.7 m (3,477 ft).Inje Speedium
Inje Speedium is a motor racing circuit in Inje County, South Korea. The circuit is part of a larger complex, named the Inje Auto Theme Park, that includes a hotel and condominiums. The main course is 3.908 kilometres (2.428 mi), but can be split into separate 2.577-kilometre (1.601 mi) and 1.375-kilometre (0.854 mi) circuits.The track opened with a round of the Japanese Super Taikyu series on 25 May 2013, and held the opening round of the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series season on 4 August 2013.Jeombongsan
Jeombongsan is a mountain between the counties of Inje and Yangyang, Gangwon-do in South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,424.2 m (4,673 ft).Maebongsan (Inje, Gangwon-do)
Maebongsan is a mountain in the county of Inje, Gangwon-do in South Korea. It has an elevation of 1,271.1 m (4,170 ft).Ohm Ki-young
Ohm Ki-Young is a popular news anchor and the former CEO of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in South Korea.Oseam
Oseam or Oseam Temple is a small Korean Buddhist temple located in the area of Mangyeongdae Pavilion, Mount Seorak, Gangwon Province, South Korea. It is an annex of Baekdamsa Temple which is the head temple of the third district in the Jogye Order.Oseam was first established as Gwaneumam (觀音庵) by Monk Jajang in 643, the 12th year of Queen Seondeok's reign during the Silla Kingdom and Monk Bou (普雨) reconstructed the temple in 1548 during the King Myeongjong of the Joseon Dynasty. The temple name was changed to Oseam after Monk Seoljeong (雪淨) rebuilt it in 1643 during the King Injo's reign. A famous tale regarding Monk Seoljeong and the name has been handed down.Park In-hwan
Park In-hwan (August 15, 1926 – March 20, 1956) was a Korean poet and author.Seoraksan
Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek mountain range in the Gangwon Province in eastern South Korea. It is located in a national park near the city of Sokcho. After the Hallasan volcano on Jeju Island and Jirisan in the south, Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in South Korea. The Daechongbong Peak (대청봉) of Seoraksan reaches 1,708 meters (5,603 feet). The mountain is sometimes considered the backbone of South Korea.Soyang River
Soyang River is a river of South Korea. It is a river of the Han River system. This river has its source in Inje County, Gangwon province.
|Climate data for Inje (1981–2010, extremes 1971–present)|
|Record high °C (°F)||11.7
|Average high °C (°F)||1.0
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−5.2
|Average low °C (°F)||−11.0
|Record low °C (°F)||−25.9
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||17.5
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||6.7||6.2||7.9||7.3||9.1||9.9||14.9||13.3||8.3||5.6||7.0||6.2||102.4|
|Average snowy days||9.4||7.4||4.9||0.7||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.1||2.1||6.5||30.8|
|Average relative humidity (%)||67.4||64.0||62.0||57.5||65.7||71.7||79.0||79.2||77.2||72.9||69.6||68.7||69.6|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||160.5||159.9||192.0||211.8||224.1||205.2||159.0||174.3||175.7||175.7||139.5||146.2||2,128.1|
|Percent possible sunshine||52.5||52.6||51.8||53.6||50.8||46.3||35.3||41.3||47.1||50.5||45.8||49.3||47.8|
|Source: Korea Meteorological Administration (percent sunshine and snowy days)|