Samcheok


Samcheok

Infobox Korean settlement

hangul=삼척시
hanja=三陟市
rr=Samcheok-si
mr=Samch'ŏk-si
area_km2=1185.78
pop=68116
popyear=2005
popden_km2=57.4
divs=2 "eup", 6 "myeon", 4 "dong"

Samcheok is a city in Gangwon-do, South Korea.

History

Ancient age & Three Kingdom

* It was called "Siljikguk or Siljikgokguk"
* 102 under the rule of Silla (Pasa 23rd)
* 468 under the rule of Goguryeo (Jangsu 56th)
* 505 The name changed to Sil-jick joo (Jijeung 6th)
* 658 The name changed to Book-jin (Muyeol 5th)

Unified Silla

* 757 The name changed to Samcheok-gun (Gyeongdeok 16th)

Goryeo Dynasty

* 995 The name changed to Cheokjoo (Seongjong 14th)
* 1018 The name changed to Samcheok-hyun (Hyeonjong 9th)

Joseon Dynasty

* 1393 Samcheok-hyun was raised into Samcheok-bu (Taejo 2nd)
* 1413 change of the name to Samcheok protectorate (Taejong 13rd)
* 1895 change of the name to Samcheok-gun (Gojong 32nd)

Japanese occupation

* 1917 Bunae-myeon change of the name to Samcheok-myeon
* 1938 Samcheok-myeon was raised into Samcheok-eup

Republic of Korea

* 1973 Jangsung-eup Hwangji branch office was raised to Hwangji-eup (at that time, the most population of the county)
* 1980. 04. 01. Bukpyeong-eup was Incorporated into Donghae-si
* 1980. 12. 01. Wondeock-myeon was elevated to Wondeock-eup
* 1981. 07. 01. The combination of Jangseong-eup and Hwangji-eup was raised into Taebaek-si
* 1986. 01. 01. Samcheok-eup was raised into Samcheok-si
* 1986. 03. 27. Wondeok-eup Ojeo branch office was raised into Kagok-myeon
* 1989. 01. 01. Yonghwa-ri and jangho-ri were incorporated into Gundeok-myeon
* 1994. 12. 26. 5 districts (Called ri) of Hajang-myeon were incorporated into Taebaek-si
* 1995. 01. 01. The combination of Samcheok-si and Samcheok-gun was incorporated to Samcheok-si

Education

Samcheok has one university, KNU Samcheok Campus, established March 1, 2003. (formerly Samcheok National University)

ister cities

* Seongbuk-gu, Seoul since October 14, 1999
* Yeonsu-gu, Incheon since October 13, 2000
* Guri, Gyeonggi-do since March 20, 2001
* Icheon, Gyeonggi-do since August 17, 2004
* Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do since June 22, 2007
* Akabira, Hokkaidō since July 18, 1997
* Kurobe, Toyama since July 18, 1997
* Kanda, Fukuoka since July, 1997
* Wangqing County, Jilin since September 4, 1997
* Dongying, Shandong since March 24, 1999
* Leesburg, Virginia since April 22, 2003
* Kungur, Perm Krai since May 30, 2003
* Mareeba Shire, Queensland since November 9, 2004 [ [http://www.samcheok.go.kr/ 삼척시청::푸른바다와 신비한 동굴세계 ] ]

ee also

*List of cities in South Korea

References

External links

* [http://www.samcheok.go.kr/eng/ Samcheok city government home page]


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