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Member Regional Governments

Gwangju Metropolitan City

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Gwangju Metropolitan City

Lee Yong-sup

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameGwangju Metropolitan City
  • GovernorLee Yong-sup

Symbol

City Emblem

City Emblem

 

City tree

City tree

Ginko

City bird

City bird

Dove

City flower

City flower

Royal Azalea

History

  • In 1948 the government of South Korea was established. Coupled with this in 1949, Gwangju-bu was changed into Gwangju City.
  • November 1, 1986: Gwangju was promoted to Jikhalsi following Busan, Daegu, and Incheon
  • January 1, 1995: Gwangju Jikhalsi was changed into Gwangju Metropolitan City.

Topographic Features

  • Gwangju is located in between a mountainous area in the east and a plains area in the west. The city is regarded as one of the best places for agriculture due to its fertile alluvial plains, which were created by years of soil accumulation.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 501.28㎢
  • Location : 35˚09′~ 35˚10′north latitude and 126˚38′~127˚00′east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 13.6℃(January : -0.0℃, August : 26.1℃), Annual precipitation 1,289㎜
Population
  • Population : Population: 1,459,486 (Jul. 2019)
  • Number of households: 611,937
Major events
  • Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Design Biennale, Im Bang Ul's Korean Traditional Music Festival, Gwangju Kimch Culture Festival, Gwangju Jeongyulseong International Music Festival, International Photonics Exhibition
Tourist Attractions
  • Mudeung Mt. Area, Jeungsimsa, May 18th Memorial Park, Pochungsa Shrine etc.

Economic Status

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Economic ranking (2017)
  • GRDP : ₩ 5,371.1 bn
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 23,565,000
Industry
  • Industrial structure(2017) : Service industry 65.8%, mining manufacturing industry 28.1%, construction industry 4.5%, agriculture and fishery 1.6%
  • Specialized industry : Smart appliance, biopsies medical material parts, complex mold, design, super precision production process system
product
  • Agricultural product : Mudeungsan Watermelon, Cherry tomato, Chung-yang chili, strawberry, eggplant, sweet persimmon
  • Industrial product : Automobile, home appliances, high-tech components, semiconductor, cultural contents
  • Specialty product : Nacre-inlaid lacquerware, ceramics, “Jindari”calligraphic brush, paper craft

Others

  • Contact: International Cooperation Officer
  • Address: 1200 Chipyung-dong, Seo-gu, 502-702, Gwangju, Korea 502-702
  • Tel.:+82-62-613-6331
  • Fax.:+82-62-613-6319
  • Official Website : http://www.gwangju.go.kr