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Daegu Metropolitan City

Hong Joon-pyo

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameDaegu Metropolitan City
  • GovernorHong Joon-pyo

Symbol

Symbol
City Emblem City flower City tree City bird
City Emblem City flower

Peony

City tree

Fir

City bird

Eagle

History

  • 1419 : Raised to Daegu County.
  • 1894 : Developed as a central region of the Yeongnam region.
  • 1949 : Renamed Daegu City.
  • 1981 : Raised to Directly Governed City status.
  • 1995 : After being renamed Daegu Metropolitan City, Daegu has grown into a central city in the Yeongnam area. It has also expanded into an international city, hosting the 2003 Summer Universiade and the 2011 World Championships in Athletics.

Regional Characteristics

Located inland of the southeastern part of the Korean Peninsula, Daegu is a vital transportation hub and the heart of the regional economy. Furthermore, it is a global knowledge-based free economic city and a textile and fashion city.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 884 ㎢ (As of 2019)
  • 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 : 2,426,849 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households: 1,052,646
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
Sisterhood & Friendship Provinces / Cities
  • China: Qingdao(Dec 1993), Zhou Yang(March 2003), Yancheng(Dec 2003), Shenyang(Dec 2003), Ningbo(June 2013), Shoxing(Oct 2015), Chengdu (Nov 2015), Wuhan(March 2016), Changsha(July 2018), Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture(Oct 2021)
  • Japan: Hiroshima(May 1997), Kobe(July 2010)
  • Russia: St. Petersburg(Nov 1997)
  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh(May 2015), Da Nang(Aug 2018), Bac Ninh(Feb 2019)
  • Others: Atlanta, (Nov 1981), Milwaukee(Sept 2017), US; Almaty, Kazakhstan(Nov 1990); Minas Gerais, Brazil(June 1994); Plovdiv, Bulgaria(Oct 2002); Milano, Italy(July 2015); Bangkok, Thailand(Aug 2017); Lille Metropolitan City, France(Nov 2019)
  • ※ Provinces / Cities Daegu Metropolitan City Signed MOUs (3 cities, 3 countries) Lodz, Poland(April 2016) Legazpi, Philippines(Sept 2016) Jiangxi Province, China(April 2019)

Economic Status

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Economy(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩54,599 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩23.7 million
Industry (As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 72.5%, mining manufacturing industry 22.2%, construction industry 5.0%, agriculture and fishery 0.3%
  • Specialized industry : Precise forming, Smart dispersion energy system, bio health based materials, medical device, Smart knowledge service
  • Major industry : Metals and machinery, auto components, textile
Products
  • Ship and auto components, shoes

Others

  • Contact:International Trade Division
  • Address: DAEGU METROPOLITAN CITY. 88 Gongpyeong-ro(Dongindong 1-ga), Jung-gu,Daegu 41911,Korea
  • Tel.:+82-53-803-4411
  • Fax.:+82-53-803-3259
  • Official Website : http://www.daegu.go.kr