Daegwallyeong-myeon

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Daegwallyeong-myeon

대관령면
Township
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
Daegwallyeong-myeon is located in South Korea
Daegwallyeong-myeon
Daegwallyeong-myeon
Location of Daegwallyeong-myeon in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°40′00″N 128°42′00″E / 37.66667°N 128.70000°E / 37.66667; 128.70000Coordinates: 37°40′00″N 128°42′00″E / 37.66667°N 128.70000°E / 37.66667; 128.70000
Country South Korea
ProvinceGangwon-do
CountyPyeongchang
Administrative divisions21 ri
Area
 • Total221.6 km2 (85.6 sq mi)
Elevation
750 m (2,460 ft)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total6,162
Time zoneUTC+9

Daegwallyeong-myeon (Korean: 대관령면; Hanja: 大關嶺面) is a myeon (township) in the county of Pyeongchang. Daegwallyeong-myeon is located in northeastern part of Pyeongchang. Pyeongchang is in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea. The population was 6,162 people in 2008. The myeon was named Doam-myeon (Korean: 도암면; Hanja: 道岩面) until 2007. Daegwallyeong-myeon is named after the important mountain pass of Daegwallyeong. It has the coldest average temperature in South Korea.[2]

History[change | change source]

Daegwallyeong-myeon is originally part of the Gangneung city. It was transferred to Jeongseon county in 1906. It then became part of Pyeongchang county in 1931. The original name was Doam-myeon. It was then renamed to Daegwanryeong-myeon after the Daegwallyeong pass that connects Gangneung with this location. This results in Gangneung being more connected to Daegwallyeong-myeon than the rest of Pyeongchang.[2]

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

There are 21 administrative divisions in Daegwallyeong-myeon. The 21 divisions are as follows:[2]

  • Hoenggye 1 to 13 - ri (Korean:횡계리; Hanja: 橫溪里 1~13리)
  • Chahang 1 to 2 - ri (Korean:차항리; Hanja: 車項里 1~2리)
  • Suhari (Korean:수하리; Hanja: 水下里)
  • Yongsan 1 to 2 - ri (Korean:용산리; Hanja: 龍山里 1~2리)
  • Yucheon 1 to 3 - ri (Korean:유천리; Hanja: 楡川里 1~3리)
  • Byungnaeri (Korean:병내리; Hanja: 屛內里)

Note: One ri is an administrative unit in South Korea. It is similar to the unit of village.

Climate[change | change source]

Daegwallyeong-myeon has a temperate climate. The average temperature is 8 degrees Celsius. The warmest month is August, at around 20 degree Celsius. The coldest month is January. The temperatures can reach minus 6 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall is around 1530 millimetres a year. The wettest month is July. The rainfall is around 330 millimeters in July. The month with the lowest rainfall is December. In December, around 40 millimeters of rain is recorded. [3][4]

Climate data for Daegwallyeong, Pyeongchang (1981–2010. For extremes, the period is from 1971–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
16.5
(61.7)
19.7
(67.5)
30.1
(86.2)
31.0
(87.8)
32.3
(90.1)
32.0
(89.6)
32.7
(90.9)
29.0
(84.2)
24.7
(76.5)
21.5
(70.7)
13.5
(56.3)
32.7
(90.9)
Average high °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
−0.4
(31.3)
4.4
(39.9)
12.9
(55.2)
17.6
(63.7)
20.5
(68.9)
22.8
(73.0)
22.8
(73.0)
18.6
(65.5)
14.0
(57.2)
7.0
(44.6)
0.5
(32.9)
11.5
(52.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−5.5
(22.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
7.0
(44.6)
11.9
(53.4)
15.7
(60.3)
19.1
(66.4)
19.1
(66.4)
14.1
(57.4)
8.3
(46.9)
1.9
(35.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
6.6
(43.9)
Average low °C (°F) −12.6
(9.3)
−10.5
(13.1)
−5.2
(22.6)
1.2
(34.2)
6.3
(43.3)
11.2
(52.2)
16.0
(60.8)
16.1
(61.0)
10.0
(50.0)
3.1
(37.6)
−2.8
(27.0)
−9.1
(15.6)
2.0
(35.6)
Record low °C (°F) −28.9
(−20.0)
−27.6
(−17.7)
−23.0
(−9.4)
−14.6
(5.7)
−4.7
(23.5)
−1.7
(28.9)
4.4
(39.9)
3.3
(37.9)
−2.3
(27.9)
−9.9
(14.2)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−24.7
(−12.5)
−28.9
(−20.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.6
(2.46)
53.6
(2.11)
75.6
(2.98)
89.5
(3.52)
122.3
(4.81)
201.0
(7.91)
326.7
(12.86)
420.9
(16.57)
307.3
(12.10)
124.9
(4.92)
76.9
(3.03)
36.8
(1.45)
1,898
(74.72)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.5 10.5 11.3 9.5 11.1 13.2 17.6 17.8 13.0 8.7 10.1 9.4 142.7
Average snowy days 13.0 11.8 12.0 3.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 5.2 10.9 57.2
Average relative humidity (%) 67.3 67.0 67.5 61.0 68.4 79.2 85.7 87.0 84.6 75.2 69.9 67.3 73.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 197.2 185.2 202.3 226.6 229.4 179.8 138.1 130.7 143.9 193.3 176.4 191.9 2,194.8
Percent possible sunshine 64.4 60.8 54.6 57.4 52.1 40.7 30.8 31.0 38.6 55.5 57.8 64.3 49.3
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[5][3][4] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[6]

Attractions[change | change source]

There are several attractions in Daegwallyeong-myeon, some of the major ones are listed below.[7]

Pyeongchang was selected as host of the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics on 10 January 2020. It was confirmed that Daegwallyeong-myeon will also host a major part of the event. The facilities of the 2018 Winter Olympics will be reused for the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics. They will likely host the same sporting events and ceremonies. [9][10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Households and Population by Eup, Myeon and Dong (Resident Registration)". Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "평화의 도시 평창군입니다". Pyeongchang-gun Office (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 대관령(100)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 7 May 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 대관령(100)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 11 May 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  5. "평년값자료(1981–2010), 대관령(100)" (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 26 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  6. "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  7. "Pyeongchang, a City of Nature & Sports | Official Korea Tourism Organization". english.visitkorea.or.kr. Archived from the original on 2020-10-29. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  8. Yoon, Chul (27 December 2011). "7 best ski and snowboard resorts in Korea". CNN Go. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  9. Yoo, Jee Ho. "PyeongChang Winter Olympic facilities to be transformed to sports complex, cultural center". Yonhap. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  10. "Future Host Commission Report: 4th Winter Youth Olympics 2024" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 10 January 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 September 2020. Retrieved 3 November 2020.