Yeoju

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Yeoju
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Korean name
Hangul 여주군
Hanja
Revised
Romanization
Yeoju-gun
McCune-
Reischauer
Yŏju kun
Statistics
Area608.64 km2 (235.00 sq mi)
Population 104,774
Population density172.1 /km² (446 /sq mi)
Administrative divisions1 eup, 9 myeon
Location map
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Yeoju County is a county in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Together with the neighboring city of Icheon, it is known as a major center of contemporary South Korean ceramics, and hosts the World Ceramic Exposition every year. Other local products of note include rice, sweet potatoes, and yellow melons. The tomb of the nation's most important king, Sejong the Great,[1] the temple ruins of Godalsaji (c. 764), the Moka Buddhist museum, the walls of Pasaseong fortress, and Korea's lone riverside temple, Silleuksa, are located in the county. Yeoju is the birthplace of Korea's last queen, Empress Myeongseong.[2]

Yeoju's institution of higher learning includes Yeojoo Institute of Technology. The Jungbu Naeryuk Expressway passes through the county.

Yeoju is not to be confused with Yeosu, in Jeollanam-do, which was selected as the host city for Expo 2012.

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  1. (King Sejong's tomb was moved to Yeoju from Seoul in 1469.) Nilsen, R. (2004). Moon Handbooks South Korea, 3rd eds. Avalon Travel Publishing. pp. 295
  2. Birthplace of Empress Myeongseong. 2004. County of Yeoju Website. 25 October 2006 http://yj21.net/eng/tour/remain_04.asp

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External links

fr:Comté de Yeoju

ko:여주군 ja:驪州郡 ru:Йоджу sv:Yeoju

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