Name: Inje-gun (Republic of Korea)
Mayor: CHOI Sang-Ki
Area: 1,645.56 km2
Latitude: 38° 05′ N
Average temperature in 2010: 10.2 °C
Highest temperature in 2010: 33.1 °C
Lowest temperature in 2010: -22.8 °C
Total snowfall between October 2010 and May 2011: 46 cm
Flag of Inje
Sister Cities & Friendship Cities
Kotoura (Japan), Ningan (China), Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (Republic of Korea)
Inje-gun is located in the northeastern part of Gangwon-do, approximately one-and-a-half hours away from Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of South Korea. Inje is situated near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) between South and North Korea.
Some of Inje’s attractive leisure spots include Mt. Seoraksan National Park and Soyanggang, the nation’s largest lake. There are many sporting facilities for rafting, bungee jumping, and an internationally compatible racing course where many visitors enjoy a variety of leisure sports.
The Inje Icefish Festival held every January is one of South Korea’s most iconic winter events that has attracted around 800,000 visitors from all over Korea and abroad. The icefish are about 7 centimeters in length and its beautiful white and silver patterns have given them another name as “fairies of winter lakes.” Visitors can enjoy the many memorable events held during the festival.
Official website: http://www.inje.go.kr/portal/main/index.htm