General Information

Administrative Divisions

Geographic Features

Yeongju is situated 200m above sea level, in the northernmost part of Gyeongsangbuk-do.
It is longer longitudinally and shorter latitudinally.
It is located on the highlands of Mt. Sobaek, where amid Sobaek Mountains stretching southwest, the main peaks of Birobong (1,439m), Gukmangbong (1,421m), and Yeonhwabong (1,394m), and the Jungnyeong Pass borders, connect to Dosolbong Peak (1,315m).
It is bordered by Bonghwa-gun to the east, Danyang-gun in Chungcheongbuk-do to the west, Andong-si and Yecheon-gun to the south, and Yeongwol-gun in Gangwon-do to the north. Yeongju is a traffic hub in the Sobaek-Taebaek area.

Naeseongcheon Stream, which originates in Mt. Bonghwang and the northern mountainous areas, flows through Bonghwa-gun until it reaches Sudo-ri in Musu-myeon. Namwoncheon Stream, which originates in Mt. Sobaek's main peak, Birobong Peak, as well as in Yeonhwabong and Juknyeong Valley, and Jukgyecheon Stream, which originates in Gukmangbong Peak, merge into Seocheon Stream at Gohyeon-dong. Seocheon Stream skirts the city area and flows into Nakdong River. The soil is mostly sandy and clay, allowing diverse crops to grow well.
Notably, the northern mountainous areas, which consist of sandy loam, give it a good drainage, making it suitable for raising ginseng, apples, etc.

City Location

City Hall,End, Longitudinal and latitudinal end,Length
City Hall End Longitudinal and latitudinal ends Length
Location End Borders
1 Sicheongno, Yeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do East end Oun-ri, Pyeongeun-myeon East longitude 128°44′41″
North latitude 36°46′27″
Nokjeon-myeon, Andong-si East-west 30.7km
West end Sucheol-ri, Punggi-eup East longitude 128°25′23″
North latitude 36°52′25″
Danyang-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
South end Jigok-ri, Pyeongeun-myeon East longitude 128°43′42″
North latitude 36°41′32″
Bukhu-myeon, Andong-si South-north 41.5km
North end Namdae-ri, Buseok-myeon East longitude 128°39′08″
North latitude 37°03′46″
Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do

Population by Year

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By year Household Population Change
Total Males Females
2000 42,261 131,108 65,699 65,409  
2001 42,746 128,703 64,394 64,309 -2,405
2002 42,918 126,033 63,130 62,903 -2,670
2003 43,423 123,810 61,970 61,840 -2,223
2004 43,648 121,513 60,812 60,701 -2,297
2005 43,914 119,098 59,583 59,515 -2,415
2006 44,182 116,965 58,425 58,540 -2,133
2007 44,447 115,083 57,397 57,686 -1,882
2008 44,843 113,930 56,785 57,145 -1,153
2009 45,397 113,309 56,481 56,828 -621
2010 46,744 113,926 56,713 57,213 617
2011 47,446 114,148 56,759 57,389 222
2012 47,908 113,547 56,442 57,105 -601
2013 48,324 112,625 56,102 56,523 -922