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Daegu Metropolitan City

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Daegu Metropolitan City

Kwon Young-jin

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameDaegu Metropolitan City
  • GovernorKwon Young-jin

Symbol

City Emblem

City Emblem

 

City tree

City tree

Fir

City bird

City bird

Eagle

City flower

City flower

Peony

History

  • Archaeological investigations in the Greater Daegu area have revealed a large number of settlements and burials of the prehistoric Mumun Pottery Period (c. 1500-300 B.C.).
  • In the 1980s, Daegu was separated from Gyeongsangbuk-do and became a separately administered provincial-level by the Directly Governed City (Jikhalsi)
  • Redesignated as a Metropolitan City (Gwangyeoksi) in 1995

Topographic Features

  • Daegu sits in a basin surrounded by low mountains. Palgongsan to the north, Biseulsan to the south, Waryongsan to the west, and a series of smaller hills in the east. The Geumho River flows along the northern and eastern edges of the city, emptying in the Nakdong River west of the city.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 884.46㎢
  • Location : 35˚36′~ 36˚01′north latitude and 128˚21′~128˚46′east longitude 300㎞ and 120㎞ away from Seoul and Busan, respectively
  • Climate : Humid subtropical climate, average temperature 14.6℃(max. 37.2℃, min. -10.1℃), precipitation 1,131.5㎜
Population
  • Population : 2,507,571(Male : 1,250,263, Female: 1,257,308) (2012.10)
  • Population density : 2,65/㎢ (2012.10)
Major events
  • Daegu Int’l Musical Festival, Daegu Int’l Opera Festival, Colourful Daegu Festival, Daegu International World Athletics Competition, PID, DIOPS, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tourism EXPO
Tourist Attractions
  • Donghwasa Temple, Pagyesa Temple, Gatbawi Buddha, Dodongseowon Confucian Academy, Mt. Palgongsan

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP : ₩27,928 bln
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩11,243,000
Industry
  • Industrial structure - Service 68.7%, manufacturing 21.8%, construction 9.0%, agriculture and forestry 0.5% - Major industry : Metals and machinery, auto components, textile
Products
  • Ship and auto components, shoes

Others

  • Contact:International Trade Division
  • Address: 130 Gongpyeongro, Jung-gu, Daegu 700-714, Korea
  • Tel.:+82-53-803-3265
  • Fax.:+82-53-803-3259
  • Official Website : http://www.daegu.go.kr