Iksan is a city and major railway junction in North Jeolla Province, (commonly transliterated as Jeollabuk-do or Chollabuk-do) South Korea.
The city center and railway junction was formerly called "Iri" ( ), but merged with Iksan County (Iksan-gun) in 1995.
The railway junction is located at the point where Jeolla, Janghang Line and Gunsan Lines meet the Honam Line, and is served by frequent train service to/from Seoul, Daejeon, Gwangju, Mokpo, Jeonju, Suncheon, and Yeosu.
Iksan National College, Won Buddhism Graduate School, Wonkwang Health Science College, and Wonkwang University are all located in Iksan.
Iksan is called “The city of Jewelry” and has a Jewelry museum which opened in May 2002.
In late November 2006, Korean authorities quarantined a farm in Iksan and began culling poultry and livestock within 3 kilometers radius, to contain an outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
Iksan that has been handed down the story of Seodong and Seonhwa will be the 'Paradise in Autumn Festival'
Festivals with various themes are held in Iksan. Each of these festivals is themed with a particular product and related to the local history.
The names are as follows:
10,000,000 Chrysanthemums festival
Iksan Jewelry Expo
Stone Culture festival