|• Revised Romanization||Gyeryong-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||2 myeon, 1 dong|
|• Total||60.7 km2 (23.4 sq mi)|
|Population (Dec 2010)|
|• Density||712.8/km2 (1,846/sq mi)|
Gyeryong is a city in southeastern South Chungcheong province, South Korea. The current mayor is Hong-Mook Choi. The city was created in 2003, by a split from Nonsan city, following prolonged local agitation.
Approximately half (47%) of the city's inhabitants are either serving in the South Korean armed forces, or are family of service members. The city hosts several major Korean and international military conferences.
Gyeryong Mountain (Korean: 계룡산), adjacent to the city, is considered the mountain with the most qi (spiritual energy) in Korea. It is also the heart of Gyeryongsan National Park. As of 2010, the total population of the city was 40,950.
According to data, Gyeryong city and surrounding area were called "Yeonsan-Gun" in 1896. After Japanese colonization, it was incorporated to Nonsan. Later Gyeryong was chosen as the site for military. In 1989, Military and army headquarters, Gyeryongdae, moved to Gyeryong City. In 1991, it was designated as special area by president. The congress voted and decided via a special legislative bill that Gyeryong city be established on June 30, 2003. Six months later, the city officially came out.
The area currently called Gyeryong city was known to be Shindoan among the older residents. Gyeryong is also known to be a satellite city of Daejeon due to its geographical closeness.
Pelicana Chicken has its headquarters in the city.
- "Gyeryong City Introduction: History". Gyeryong city official website. Retrieved 2009-12-22. External link in
- "Outline of the Pelicana Korea Ltd." (Archive). Pelicana Chicken. Retrieved on August 22, 2014. "257 Wangdae-ri Duma-myeon Gyeryong-city, Chungnam province" Map (Archive).