Yeongju


Yeongju

Infobox Korean settlement
logo=Yeongju logo.gif
hangul=영주시
hanja=榮州市
rr=Yeongju-si
mr=Yŏngju-si
area_km2=668.45
pop=196000
popyear=2003
popden_km2=293.2
divs=1 "eup", 9 "myeon", 7 "dong"

Yeongju is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.

Buseoksa Temple in Yeongju is outstanding as a representative temple of the Avatamsaka Sect of Silla Buddhism. Sosu Seowon is the first seowon (Confucian academy) to have had national financial support by way of tax exemptions.

Yeongju is also home to a large Novelis Aluminum plant, employing approximately 1000 workers. This plant provides flat-rolled aluminum sheet products to customers throughout Asia. [http://www.novelis.com]

Yeongju is home to voer 40 foreigners. They range from being English teachers to factory workers.

Yeongju is also home to an authentic western restaurant called Rave in the Hyucheon area.

ister Cities

*flagicon|South Korea Gangnam, South Korea
*flagicon|China Suzhou, China

ee also

* List of cities in South Korea
* Geography of South Korea

External links

* [http://www.yeongju.go.kr/english/index.asp City government website]


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