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동북이 교류 협력의 중심, 동북아시아지역자치단체연합

Gyeongsangbuk-do Province

Lee Cheol woo

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameGyeongsangbuk-do Province
  • GovernorLee Cheol woo

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

tree

tree

Zelkova

bird

bird

Heron

flower

flower

Zinnia

History

  • Jinhan is one of the Three Hans who lived before Christ, and settled in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. This was the base of the Silla Dynasty and its brilliant culture. The one-thousand-year kingdom flourished and unified the three prior kingdoms.
  • 1314: The region was named “Gyeongsang-do”for the first time.
  • 1896: The name Gyeongsangbuk-do was designated for the Province according to the 13-province system.

Topographic Features

  • The high, steep Sobaek Range in the northern and western districts surrounded the broad plain near the Nakdonggang River like a folding screen. With Mt. Wunmunsan and Mt. Biseulsan to the south, the overall topography appears like an extensive basin. Toward the east, there is a 335km coastline with superior scenery that meets the clear East Sea. Ulreung-do and Dok-do on the eastern tip of the East Sea is included in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province.
  • Gyeongsangbuk-do is the home of many ethnic cultures including the Buddhist culture of the brilliant Silla Dynasty, the mysterious culture of Gaya and the Confucian culture of the Joseon Dynasty. It is an excellent representative of Korean culture because it contains 20% of Korea’s cultural assets.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 19,026㎢
  • Location : 33˚54′~ 35˚29′north latitude and 125˚05′~ 127˚54 east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 14.1℃(summer : 35.4℃, winter : -8.5℃), annual precipitation 900~1,300mm
Population
  • Population : 2,696,180 (Male : 1,354,012 Female : 1,342,168) (October 2012)
  • Population density : 2.40/㎢ (October 2012)
Major Event
  • Andong Mask Dance Festival, Pine Tree Mushroom Festival in Bonghwa, Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival, Ginseng Festival in Punggi, Korean Traditional Chassabal Festival in Mungyeong City
Tourist Attractions
  • Hahoe Village, Dosan Seowon, Bulguksa Temple, Seokgulam Grotto Shrine, Mt. Juwangsan National Park, Wunmunsa Temple

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP : ₩ 577,48.3 bln(2005)
  • Fiscal budget : ₩ 4,576.6 bln(2009)
  • City Gun : ₩ 8,808.7 bln
Industry
  • Industrial structure : Primary 24%, Secondary 16.7%, Tertiary 59.3%(2007)
Products
  • Agricultural and fisheries product : Apple, chili, ginseng, peach, mushroom, squid, red queen crab
  • Industrial product : electronics, steel, textile, chemical, machinery
  • Specialty product : Ceramics, Hahoe Korean traditional mask, Andong hemp cloth

Others

  • Contact:International Business Division
  • Address:60 Yeonamno, Buk-gu, Daegu, Korea, 702-702
  • Tel.:+82-53-950-3085
  • Fax.:+82-53-950-2177
  • Official Website : http://www.gb.go.kr