New Hadong, The Greater Hadong! (About Hadong)


Natural Environment

Location

“Hadong-guen is located in the westernmost part of Gyeongsangnam-do”

Hadong-guen is located in the westernmost part of Gyeongsangnam-do at the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, bordering Jinju Sacheon-si to the east, Gwangyang-si and Gurye-guen of Jeollanam-do across the Seomjingang to the west, Namhae-guen to the south, and Hamyang Sancheong-guen of Gyeongsangnam-do and Namwon-si of Jeollabuk-do across the Mt. Jirisan to the north, that is, 2 provinces and 8 cities and guen. Grand Jirisan National Park, the blue Seomjingang River, Hallyeo National Sea Park that was the last battle place of Chungmugong Lee Sunshin and the uncontaminated Waters Noryang design Hadong as a beautiful town.

Ssanggyesa or an old Silla temple in Hwagae-myeon, Buril Fall between Cheonghakbong and Baekhakbong in the Mt. Jirisan, Chilbulsa Temple in the foot of Banyanong Jirisan, Baeksacheongsong of white sand and old pine trees, and 32km of Hadong port are all great national resources.

Size

The total size of guen is 675.74km2, takes up 6.4% of Gyeongnam and presently comprised with 1 eup, 12 myeon and 108 legal ri by law, 319 administrational ri, 520 ban and 580 natural towns

Climate

In spring, low-pressure from Manju brings quite strong wind and sandy dust from Hwabuk region. As entering summer, seasonal rain weather forms in the late June to mid-July due to High-pressure from North Pacific and Oceanic Cold High-pressure from Okhotsk. Clear and mild weather continuous on in fall while severe cold weather remains in the winter due to Northeast seasonal wind. Based on the 2012 temperature record, the average temperature is 13.4 ℃, recording the highest temperature of 37.3 ℃ and the lowest-13.3℃. The annual average rainfall records 1,409mm, the highest record throughout the nation.

Geographical Features

he geographical picture is that while the Mt. Sobeak goes around from south to north, the Mt. Baekunsan is standing across on the western part and the Mt. Jirisan to the northern part. Dadohae is formed by embracing countless islands and bays in the southern area. The Mt. Jirisan and numerous Dadohae were created from the Mt. Baekdudaegan, and there is the famous Hallyeo Marine National Park on the southern sea.

Therefore, the region is lined with over 1000-meter high peaks including Tokkibong (1,533m), Yeongsinbong(1,650m), Samgakgoji(1,586m), and Samsinbong (1,284m), Hyeongjebong, Byeoksoryeong and Seongjebong.

The Seomjingang River, rise from Mt. Jirisan and flowing all the way to the southern sea, which constitutes Hadong's lifeline. The river flows between Mt. Baekunsan and Mt. Jirisan and makes alluvial plain. There are also Seongjebong between Hwagae and Agyang, Gujebong among Jeongnyang-myeon, Agyang-myeon and Samsinbong in Cheongam, which create harmony with Mt. Geumosan facing to the South Sea.

The beach lies in 60km from Jingyori in the west Jingyo bay to Hallyeo National Sea Park and to Gopori Geomseong-myeon in the front of Seomjingang as such, Hadong has both majestic Mt. Jirisan and Seomjingang River in the South Sea.