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  • scottee
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    • November 02, 2010, 01:11:40 pm
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Anyone live in Chungju 충주
« on: October 26, 2011, 11:59:48 am »
Hi all,

I have an interview here next week and was just wondering if anyone has lived in, around, or been to Chungju 충주?  If so, what do you think of the place?  As for me, I'm thinking it might be nice to live in a smaller place.

I've been in Changwon for two years, so I'm not necessarily looking for big city stuff.





  • Jozigirl
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    • May 03, 2011, 07:37:47 am
Re: Anyone live in Chungju 충주
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 09:38:51 pm »
It's a pretty nice city with a decent sized foreigner community.  I haven't seen much of the city but what I saw was pretty nice. 


  • cmgarlan
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    • July 11, 2010, 07:35:28 pm
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Re: Anyone live in Chungju 충주
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 08:07:41 am »
충주, or 청주?  충주 looks to be a reaaally small town.  청주 is the decent-sized city with an airport and stuff.


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    • November 13, 2010, 08:15:43 am
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Re: Anyone live in Chungju 충주
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 08:27:07 am »
Chungju, is not reeeeeeaaaallllyyy small as per the previous poster, maybe 250-300 thousand people.  It's a nice town, I haven't explored it much, but I have met some English teachers from there and they seem right on.  I hear it has a good size expat community.  It isn't like one of the major cities, but nor is it rural.


Re: Anyone live in Chungju 충주
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 12:46:10 pm »
Chungju, is not reeeeeeaaaallllyyy small as per the previous poster, maybe 250-300 thousand people.  It's a nice town, I haven't explored it much, but I have met some English teachers from there and they seem right on.  I hear it has a good size expat community.  It isn't like one of the major cities, but nor is it rural.

Actually it's a medium size city with about 600,000+ people  8)


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    • November 13, 2010, 08:15:43 am
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Re: Anyone live in Chungju 충주
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2011, 12:54:52 pm »
Chungju, is not reeeeeeaaaallllyyy small as per the previous poster, maybe 250-300 thousand people.  It's a nice town, I haven't explored it much, but I have met some English teachers from there and they seem right on.  I hear it has a good size expat community.  It isn't like one of the major cities, but nor is it rural.

Actually it's a medium size city with about 600,000+ people  8)

You're thinking of Cheongju 청주 which is the capital of Chungcheongbukdo. Chungju 충주 is a smaller city in the northern part of the province.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chungju
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheongju


  • scottee
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    • November 02, 2010, 01:11:40 pm
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Re: Anyone live in Chungju 충주
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 07:30:36 am »
Thanks for the info everyone. 

Map coordinates (cut and paste) are: 36.976227,127.931671

I think the romanization is the problem.  I probably should have spelled it Choongju.  The Hangul is correct though, 충주...