Miryang is an inland city located in the northeastern Gyeongsangnam-do Province. Sitting in the midway between Busan and Daegu, Miryang is a center of local transportation, being stop for the bullet train KTX, the home of expanded Sindaegu-Busan Expressway, Route 24, and Route 25. Miryang also connects large cities nearby, including Changwon (34.3km away), Ulsan (77.1km), Busan (79.1km), and Daegu (85.4km).
Overview of Yasugi-shi
||East 129° 1 '
||38km from east to west
||East 128 ° 34 '
||North 35 ° 21 '
||24.5km from north to south
||North 35 ° 38 '
- The following are geographical features of Miryang.
First, the Gyeongbu train line intersects the center of the city, with a bullet train stop and Gyeongjeon Line, connecting the provinces of Gyeongsangnam-do and Jeollabuk-do, branching out. In addition, Sindaegu-Busan Expressway and Routes 24 and 25 connect nearby cities such as Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, Changwon, and Changnyeong with downtown Miryang, making the city a center of local transportation. This advantageous location also meant that Miryang has been a local trade center since the early modern times.
Second, the branches from Hwaaksan and Gajisan Mountains are located to the northeast of the city, giving it a rough terrain. However, the southern part of the city is connected to the estuaries of Nakdonggang and Miryanggang Rivers, with fertile farmlands. This means that Miryang boasts a higher agricultural production compared to other regions.
Third, the city has a rich source of soft water, which helped develop its textile industry. The abundance of resort spots along the Namcheongang River also gives the city a good condition for developing commerce and industry.
Fourth, many mountains and valleys give the city natural sources of clean water. The valley streams also connect to Miryanggang and Nakdonggang Rivers, creating good environments for freshwater fish and the fishing industry.