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|• Revised Romanization||Eumseong-gun|
|Administrative divisions||2 eup, 7 myeon|
|• Total||521.05 km2 (201.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||69/km2 (180/sq mi)|
Eumseong Clean Peppers Festival is held in Eumseong-gun, Chungbuk every September. It has been held since 1982. It is held along with the Seolseong Cultural Festival. Events such as chili pepper fairy, Mr. chili pepper contest, fireworks, and county people's singing contest will be held together with events such as masquerade, torch relay, demonstration event, folk game, and athletic competition. Since 2009, the Eumseong Clean Pepper Lady Contest has been held instead of the Red Pepper Fairy Contest.
Eumseong County is composed of two towns (eup) and seven townships (myeon), with a total population of 98,619 people (including foreigners) as of March 31, 2013. The most central town is Geumwang (which also goes by the name Muguk). Although Jincheon-gun and Chungbuk Innovation City are jointly attracted to each other, they have the advantage that infrastructure is concentrated in areas that are promoted to the city first, so they are forming a rivalry with the leadership of Chungbuk Innovation City.
Many farmers live in Eumseong County. They host two cultural festivals: the Pumba (traditional vagabond) Festival (품바축제) in the spring and the Gochu (chili pepper) Festival (고추축제) in the fall. Eumseong is famous in Korea for its production of high-quality red chili peppers. Eumseong is also renowned for its strawberries, ginseng, watermelon, and beef.
Eumseong County is home to three different high schools. Eumseong High School is located in the city of Eumseong, Chungbuk Semi-Conductor High School is located in Geumwang, and Maegoe High School is located in Gamgok. Maegoe is a Catholic all girls middle school as well as a mixed gender high school located at the base of a steep sided hill under a Christ-shaped statue. In addition, GVCS, an English-speaking Christian boarding school, is located in the city of Eumseong.
There are two institutes of higher education in Eumseong county that are both located in the township Gamgok - Far East University and Gangdong College. Far East University is a four-year school while Gangdong College has only a two-year program. As of 2013, 20 to 30 foreign English teachers live in Eumseong County, who are from countries including the United States of America, Canada, South Africa, England, and Scotland.
In 1956, Eumseong's status was promoted from township to town. In 1973, Geumwang's status was also promoted to that of a town.
Historically, the area of 'Eumseong' was limited to the current Eumseong-eup and Wonnam-myeon areas, and all other towns and villages were the areas of Chungju.
- Eumseong-gun CI Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do Population Trend
- 125,108 in 1966
- 1970 112,716
- 111,142 in 1975
- 1980 96,311 people
- 1985 83,379 people
- 74,674 in 1990
- 1995 83,682 people
- 87,956 in 2000
- 85,969 people in 2005
- 91,093 people in 2010
- 96,396 people in 2015
- 93,153 in 2020
- August 2022 92,277 people
Population is based on the administrative district for the year, not the current administrative district, the maximum value in the graph is 200,000 people 1966-1990: National Statistical Office Census, 1995-Present: Resident Registration Population Statistics of Ministry of Public Administration and Security
|Climate data for Eumseong (1993–2020 normals)|
|Average high °C (°F)||2.6
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−3.9
|Average low °C (°F)||−9.9
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||20.5
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||4.8||4.8||6.6||7.3||7.6||7.8||14.2||12.3||8.4||5.6||6.9||5.6||91.9|
|Source: Korea Meteorological Administration|
Samseong is located in the northwest of Eumseong County, just east of the Jungbu Expressway. The township's bus terminal has connections to Dong Seoul station that take about 1.5 hours as well as connections to other provincial cities and towns.
Samseong has a middle school, an elementary school and several private academies or hagwons. The township is arranged principally around one street, which comprises a covered market, CU, 7 Eleven, Paris Baguette, and many Korean restaurants and hofs.
There are rice paddies between the various factories. In addition there are two sizeable lakes and a mountain named Mai San which is excellent for hiking.
Known for spotting wildlife, Samseong was formerly a prime location for encountering species now thought to be endangered.
People born here
- "Official Eumseong County population statistics". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04.
- "Gangdong College website, in English". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04.
- "'陰城郡': 네이버 한자사전". NAVER Hanja dictionary.
- Rules concerning institution of eups (towns) (1973-03-12).
- "Climatological Normals of Korea (1991 ~ 2020)" (PDF) (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 January 2022. Retrieved 7 June 2023.