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Location

Location

Located in the southwest of Jeollabuk-do, Jeongeup is situated between the two metropolitan cities of Jeonju and Gwangju. The city is a strategically important transportation center connecting the west coast of Honam. The longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates are between 127°07′E degrees to 126°43′E and 35° 27′N to 35° 45′N.

Location
Location of Jeongeup Pole Name of Place Extreme Point
234,Chungjeong-roJeongeup-si EastEnd 5 Jongseong-ri,Sannae-myeon, Jeongeup East Longitude
127°07′10″
WestEnd 1204 Baekwun-ri, Gobu-myeon, Jeongeup East Longitude
126°43′15″
SouthEnd San 186, Deungcheon-ri, Ibam-myeon, Jeongeup North Latitude
35°27′35″
NorthEnd 470-1 Sampyeon-ri, Gamgok-myeon, Jeongeup North Latitude
35°45′22″

Area and Population

The total area of Jeongeup is 691.91㎢, ranking second among the six cities of Jeollabuk-do. Its population is 116,006 per ㎢ - a population density of 167.4. (2017. 12. 31)

Geographical Features and Topography

Jeongeup is connected to Mt. Naejang National Park and Mt. Ibam with beautiful physical features. It is proud of its proximity to the branches of the southeastern Noryeong Mountain Range, and the Honam Line railroad, which passes through Nongso-dong, Sangpyeon-dong, and Yeonji-dong in the northwest, as well as the highway. Three national highways connect to Jeongeup to make the area an important transportation hub along Korea's west coast. To the northwest of Jeongeup lies the vast Dongjin Plain. The Dongjin River flows to the northwest, following the flow of the local topography. With the Wunam Water Reservoir as its source, the Dongjin River combines with Jeongeup-cheon, which flows from Mt. Naejang, at the southeast end of the city, and flows into the Yellow Sea, where the area around the basin of the river provides fertile irrigation farmland.