Damyang


Damyang
Damyang
담양
—  County  —
Korean transcription(s)
 - Hangul 담양군
 - Hanja 潭陽郡
 - Revised Romanization Damyang-gun
 - McCune-Reischauer Tamyang-gun

Emblem of Damyang
Country  South Korea
Region Honam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 11 myeon
Area
 - Total 455.09 km2 (175.7 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 - Total 51,420
 - Density 121/km2 (313.4/sq mi)
 - Dialect Jeolla

Damyang County (Damyang-gun) is an county in Jeollanam-do, South Korea. Bamboo goods and strawberries are well-known local products.

Damyang is not to be confused with Danyang, which is located in eastern North Chungcheong Province.

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Bamboo

Damyang is one of the northernmost places where bamboo is found on the Korean peninsula. The bamboo forests are well-known among Koreans. There are facilities such as the Bamboo Museum and Juknokwon (죽녹원), a park filled with green bamboo.

Roadside tree

The roads in Damyang are also of note. They are lined with many Metasequoia trees. It was chosen as one of the most beautiful roads in all of Korea.[1]

Sister cities

Events

The V Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad took place in Damyang in October 2009.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "담양 메타세쿼이아 가로수길에서 마라톤을.." Yeonhap news 2007.08.15

Coordinates: 35°19′08″N 126°59′02″E / 35.3188888989°N 126.983888899°E / 35.3188888989; 126.983888899


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