—  Municipal City  —
Korean transcription(s)
 - Hangul 논산시
 - Hanja 論山市
 - Revised Romanization Nonsan-si
 - McCune-Reischauer Nonsan-si

Emblem of Nonsan
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 11 myeon, and 2 dong
 - Mayor Lim Sung-kyu
 - Total 554.82 km2 (214.2 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 - Total 136,356
 - Density 246/km2 (637.1/sq mi)
 - Dialect Chungcheong
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Nonsan is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It is located at 36°12′N 127°5′E / 36.2°N 127.083°E / 36.2; 127.083. Nonsan is also called Nolmoi, meaning dusk(y) or yellow mountain[citation needed]; "Nonsan" means rice paddies + mountain(s).



During the Samhan period, Nonsan is believed to have been part of Mahan territory. In the Baekje period, the district belonged to Hwangdeungyasan-gun. The crucial battle in which Silla defeated Baekje is thought to have taken place in the general area of Nonsan. Later, in the Silla period, Nonsan was divided into two different towns: Deogeun and Hwangsan.

The modern city of Nonsan was established in 1914, by the merger of the four counties of Yeonsan-gun, Eunjin-gun, Noseong-gun and Seoksung-gun.


Nonsan is served by the national railroad system and city, regional and national bus lines. An expressway connects the city to Daejeon and other cities. Many streets have bike paths, sharing pavement with sidewalks. The stream running through the city proper is not navigable, but downstream it joins the Geum River, and an outlying subdivision of the city serves as a significant fishing port.

Economics and industry

Nonsan is an agricultural city, with rice being the most important crop. Other important crops include strawberries, ginseng, napa cabbage,[2] watermelons, [3] and Korean pears. According to The Chosun Ilbo,[4] the farmers are growing new varieties of strawberry produced in Japan without the producer's permission, while the JoongAng Daily says "Strawberries grown in Nonsan are of various types: seolhyang, maehyang, geumhyang, janghi (akihime) and yukbo (red pearl). The first three were developed in Nonsan while the latter two are from Japan. Janghi is the most commonly grown in Korea. However, seolhyang is the sweetest".[5] Sesil [pronounced "say -shill"] company is the world's third leading producer of insects for natural pest control. The prominent yoghurt company, Yakult, has its headquarters in Nonsan. Agro-Fisheries Trade Corp. is a regional supplier of food products.[6]

The greater Nonsan area includes the national army training center.


Higher education

  • Konyang University, founded 1991, has its main campus in Nonsan. It has a university hospital with educational programs for medical technicians, nurses and doctors in Daejeon
  • Hanmin University, in Yeonsan-myeon
  • Geumgang University, a recently founded Buddhist university, in rural Nonsan, near Gyeryongsan
  • Korea Bio Polytechnic is a two-year college run by the nation's Department of Labor.

Secondary education

Nonsan has a number of high schools, including a girls' high school, a technical high school, and two private schools which attract students from across the province and beyond.


Local attractions include the Eunjin Mireuk, a large standing Buddhist sculpture of the Goryeo period and its accompanying temple, Gwanchoksa,[7] as well as the Baekje Military Museum.


The city has a concert hall, where various cultural activities such as concerts and lectures are held. Konyang University's auditorium also hosts free cultural activities for the community.

In June 2011, the multipurpose culture hall Sangsang Madang was completed. It is dedicated to "indie art". [8]

Administrative divisions

Nonsan City has jurisdiction over 2 eup, 11 myeon, and 2 dong.

Name Hangul Hanja
Ganggeyong-eup 강경읍 江景邑
Yeonmu-eup 연무읍 鍊武邑
Seongdong-myeon 성동면 城東面
Gwangseok-myeon 광석면 光石面
Noseong-myeon 노성면 魯城面
Sangwol-myeon 상월면 上月面
Bujeok-myeon 부적면 夫赤面
Yeonsan-myeon 연산면 連山面
Beolgok-myeon 벌곡면 伐谷面
Yangcheon-myeon 양촌면 陽村面
Gayagok-myeon 가야곡면 可也谷面
Eunjin-myeon 은진면 恩津面
Chae-un-myeon 채운면 彩雲面
Chwiam-dong 취암동 鷲岩洞
Buchang-dong 부창동 富倉洞

Sister cities

Notable people

  • Lim Sung-kyu, South Korean Minister of Finance and Economy
  • Noh Sang-Kyoon, contemporary artist [9]
  • Rhee In-je, three-time South Korean presidential candidate, was born in Nonsan.[10][11]
  • Chun Sung-gwan, Head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office (2009)[12]
  • Yeom Hong-chul, Mayor of Daejeon[13]
  • Go Soo, film and television actor was born in Nonsan.
  • Park Beom-shin, writer, is from Nonsan.

See also


External links

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