Infobox Korean settlement
logo=Goheung logo.gif
divs=2 "eup", 14 "myeon"

Goheung County ("Goheung-gun") is a county in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Rocket site

The Korea Space Center is under construction in southern Goheung, with Russian cooperation, at 34°26' N and 127°30' E. The first KSLV-I rocket is scheduled to be launched from the facility in 2007. The facility as a whole is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

Modern History

On New Year's Day in 1963, some of the townships were classed from Bongrae myun(Korean town) to other myuns such as Dohwa myun, Podu myun and so on. [Alteration of the districts of boundaries including cities and counties(1962.11.21.) ] In 1973 and 1979, two of the townships were promoted to eups(towns)


* City Tree : Citron tree
* County flower : Camellia blossom
* County bird : Dove


Goheung is located in one of the southernmost areas of the Korean peninsula. It is surrounded by ocean on three sides with 19 inhabited islands and 152 uninhabited islands. The depth is not that low and its land spreads along the coast so many shellfish and seaweed industries have developed. [ [http://eng.goheung.go.kr/ ready ] ]

ee also

* Geography of South Korea

External links

* [http://eng.goheung.go.kr/ County government home page]
* [http://koreanow.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2005/04/16/200504160007.asp Korea Now article on Korean aerospace development]


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