Andong

Coordinates: 36°33′33″N 128°43′44″E / 36.55917°N 128.72889°E / 36.55917; 128.72889
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Andong
안동시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationAndong-si
 • McCune-ReischauerAndong-si
An aerial view of Hahoe Folk Village
An aerial view of Hahoe Folk Village
Flag of Andong
Official logo of Andong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 36°33′33″N 128°43′44″E / 36.55917°N 128.72889°E / 36.55917; 128.72889
Country South Korea
RegionYeongnam
First mention930
City status1963
Administrative divisions1 eup, 13 myeon, 10 dong
Government
 • mayorKi Chang Kwon (권기창)
Area
 • Total1,590.91 km2 (614.25 sq mi)
Elevation
139 m (456 ft)
Population
 (November, 2022)
 • Total154,860
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang
DemonymAndongite
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Postal code
760003-760944
Area code(+82) 054
WebsiteOfficial website

Andong (Korean pronunciation: [an.doŋ]) is a city in South Korea. It is the capital of North Gyeongsang Province. It is the largest city in the northern part of the province with a population of 167,821. The Nakdong River flows through the city.

In 1999, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom celebrated her 73rd birthday in the city.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Queen Elizabeth cherishes memory of birthday party in Korea". Korea Times. June 6, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2018.