Infobox Korean settlement

imgcaption = Aerial photo of Tongyeong.
hangul = 통영시
hanja = 統營市
rr = Tongyeong-si
mr = T'ongyŏng-si
area_km2 = 236.5
pop = 134,082 |popnote= []
popyear = 2007
popden_km2 = 566.9
divs = 1 "eup", 6 "myeon", 11 "dong"

Tongyeong is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It was formerly known as Chungmu, after the posthumous name of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The name Tongyeong means "command post" and is itself associated with Admiral Yi, as it refers to his principal base that was located on nearby Hansan Island.

Famous people

Famous people associated with the city include Yi Sun-sin, whose headquarters were located there, and Yun I-sang, a noted 20th-century composer.

Chungmu Halmae, or "Chungmu Grandmother", is a mythical old woman from Chungmu who gave her name to Chungmu Halmae Kimbap, a common Korean snack food.Fact|date=February 2007 Chungmu Halmae, though mythical, is one of the most recognized people from the area. The decision to group together a number of entities and incorporate them in to the city of “Tongyong” erased the name Chungmu from the Korean map and removed the home of the mythical grandmother from the peninsula. [cite web | title=Chungmu Gimbap | work=GN Culture Tour | url= | accessmonthday=February 6 | accessyear=2006]

ister Cities

*flagicon|South Korea Gangnam, South Korea Sayama City(Japan), Tamano City(Japan), Reedley City(USA)

ee also

* List of Korea-related topics
* List of cities in South Korea

Notes and references

External links

* [ City government website]
* [ Tongyeong International Music Festival]
* [ Tour2korea (ROK Government's tourist website), Tongyeong page - note three tourist links at bottom.]
* [ Open Directory category]

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