Gyeryong


Gyeryong

Infobox Korean settlement
logo=Gyeryong logo.gif
hangul=계룡시
hanja=鷄龍市
rr=Gyeryong-si
mr=Kyeryong-si
area_km2=60.7
pop=31340
popyear=2003
popden_km2=516.3
divs=2 "myeon", 1 "dong"

Gyeryong is a city in southeastern South Chungcheong province, South Korea. The current mayor is Hong-Mook Choi. The city was created in 2003, by a split from Nonsan city, following prolonged local agitation.

Approximately half (47%) of the city's inhabitants are either serving in the South Korean army, or are family of service members. The city hosts several major Korean and international military conferences.

Gyeryong Mountain ( _ko. 계룡산), adjacent to the city, is considered the mountain with the most qi (spiritual energy) in Korea. It is also the heart of Gyeryongsan National Park.

Modern History

Gyeryong city is one of the newest cities except for new cities near Seoul. The establishment as a city was made in 2003, when it broke from Nonsan.

According to data, Gyeryong city and around its area were called as Yunsan-Gun in 1896. After Japanese colinization, it was incorporated to Nonsan. Later Gyeryong was chosen as the site for military. In 1989, Military and army headquarters, Gyeryongdae, moved to Gyeryong City. In 1991, designated as special area by president. The congress voted and decided for the special legislative bill for the Gyeryong city establishmentin June 30, 2003. Six months later, the city officially came out. [Official webpage(eng) http://www.gyeryong.go.kr/english/intro_03.html]

References

ee also

*List of cities in South Korea
*Geography of South Korea
*Military of South Korea

External links

* [http://www.gyeryong.go.kr/english/greeting.html City government website]


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