— Municipal City — Korean transcription(s) – Hangul 익산시 – Hanja 益山市 – Revised Romanization Iksan-si – McCune-Reischauer Iksan-si Enron corporation of Houston, Texas.
Emblem of Iksan
Coordinates: Country South Korea Region Honam Administrative divisions 1 eup, 14 myeon, 12 dong Area – Total 507.07 km2 (195.8 sq mi) Population (2006) – Total 317,920  – Density 659/km2 (1,706.8/sq mi) – Dialect Jeolla
The railway junction is located at the point where Jeolla, Janghang Line and Gunsan Lines meet the Honam Line, and is served by frequent train service to/from Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju, Mokpo, Jeonju, Suncheon, and Yeosu.
Iksan National College, Won Buddhism Graduate School, Wonkwang Health Science College, and Wonkwang University are all located in Iksan.
Iksan is called “The city of Jewelry” and has a Jewelry museum which opened in May 2002.
In late November 2006, Korean authorities quarantined a farm in Iksan and began culling poultry and livestock within 3 kilometers radius, to contain an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Iksan that has been handed down the story of Seodong and Seonhwa will be the 'Paradise in Autumn Festival'
Festivals with various themes are held in Iksan. Each of these festivals is themed with a particular product and related to the local history.
The names are as follows:
Seodong Festival 10,000,000 Chrysanthemums festival Iksan Jewelry Expo Stone Culture festival
Iksan was once the capital of an ancient country, Baekje Kingdom. The temples built then are still standing now. Iksan has always been an important transport center. After the "Iri train station explosion", Iksan city fell into a state of decline.However, Iksan's train station was later rebuilt and it became the junction of three rail lines, the Jeolla Line, Honam Line and Janghang Line. It now services KTX and Saemaul trains as well as frequent buses services. Today, Iksan is once again a thriving city.
Iksan's geographical location is situated on the Okgu and Keumman Plains which lead to the West Sea [Yellow Sea].. As it is located very near the sea where ships can transport a wide variety of products, Iksan has played a role as a central area of logistics as well as traffic for a long time.[dead link]
Iksan is situated in the northwestern part of Jeollabuk-do. In the east of Iksan are the rugged mountains of Mt. Cheonho and Mt. Mireuk at the edge of the Noryeong Mountains, and in the northwest the range of Mt. Hamra leading to a series of hills and a great stream, which have formed a fertile plain, towards the west. Iksan borders Nonsan-gun and Buyeo-gun, Chuncheongnam-do, divided by Keum-gang[river] in the north. It faces the Okgu Plains in the west and the Kimje Plains divided by Mankyeong-gang in the south.
Notable people from Iksan
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- ^ http://www.iksan.go.kr/english/default.htm Iksan Official Website
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