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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Chungju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Ch'ungju-si
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 12 myeon, 12 dong
 • Total 153.45 km2 (59.25 sq mi)
 (November 2010)
 • Total 218,098
 • Dialect

Chungju is a city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea. Uamsan is a mountain located within the outskirts of the city.

The city is famous for the annual martial arts festival held in October. Also of note, former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon grew up here.


  • City Flower : Chrysanthemum
  • City Bird : Mandarin duck
  • City Tree : Apple tree

Chungju Lake

Chungju Dam is the country's biggest multi-purpose dam that links together Chungju and its neighborhoods. It creates a manmade lake with a vast body of water. Woraksan Mt and Songnae valley are located nearby. Additionally, this area has cherished cave area/springs.

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