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Location and climate of Anyang

Topology of Anyang

Topology of Anyang
The south-eastern side of Anyang is bordered by Mt. Suri, on the North by Mt. Gwanak and Mt. Samseong, and the middle section is made of many oval basins.
Anyang is located south east of Seoul. The city has developed along the mid- and upper Anyang Stream, which is a branch of the Han River. Industry and farming were built up along the Anyang Stream as the water was used for industrial and farming purposes. The area feeding the Anyang Stream has become home to many people.
Industry developed earlier in Anyang than in other cities, and there are roads branching out in many directions, making the city an important point of convergence for transportation.

Geographical characteristics

Geographical characteristics
Anyang occupies 0.05% of the land mass of South Korea. The eastern side of the administrative district of Anyang is bordered by Gwacheon and Uiwang, on the West by Gwangmyeong and Sihung, on the South by Gunpo, and on the North by Seoul, Gumcheon gu and Kwanak gu. From 1989 to 1995 the flat area of Pyeongchon was turned into a residential district and today has become the new city of Pyeongchon.

The climate of Anyang

The climate of Anyang
- There are 4 distinct seasons. Generally speaking, winter is cold and dry
   and summer is humid and wet.
- The average yearly temperature is 12.3℃ which is 1℃ higher than in the past.
- The average yearly rainfall is 1,198mm which falls mostly from June to August.
- The rain that falls between June and August makes up 66% of the annual
    rainfall.