About Tongyeong

Healing City, Tongyeong

Tongyeong City is a multifunctional city situated among the central agricultural district and southern port cities of Goseong peninsula, and fishing villages of islands.

Geographical Position

Tongyeong City is a multi-functional city situated among the central agricultural district and southern port cities of Goseong peninsula, and fishing villages of islands. The combination of 570 islands(44 inhabited islands) and its surrounding clean sea creates spectacular scenic views.
The jagged coastline and gentle tides bless this city with bountiful harvests of fish and other marine products. The calm and beautiful islet-dotted waterway from Hansan Island to Yeosu is called「Hallyeosudo」.

Population

140,000

Area

237㎢

Climate

  • All throughout the year, Tongyeong has an oceanic climate that is largely affected by the warm current of the East Sea.
  • A part of the Black current, one of the biggest streams of warm current in the world, runs through the Tongyeong seas and flows towards the East sea. Thanks to the black current, Tongyeong has the highest temperature in the inland of Korea which has an annual average temperature of 14℃.
  • The city also enjoys the lowest annual average temperature difference between the hottest and the coldest months. The average temperature in the coldest month of January is about 2.5℃ while that in the hottest month of August is 25-26℃. The daily temperature range in Tongyeong coasts is always higher than that in the sea.

Beauty of Tongyeong