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Busan Metropolitan City

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Busan Metropolitan City

Park Heong-joon

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameBusan Metropolitan City
  • GovernorPark Heong-joon

Symbol

Symbol
City Emblem City flower City tree City bird City Fish
City Emblem City flower-Camellia, Camellia

Camellia

City tree-Camellia, Camellia

Camellia

City bird-Seagull

Seagull

City Fish-Mackerel

Mackerel

History

  • 1407 : Busan Port is first opened.
  • 1876 : Development after Busan becomes an international port.
  • 1963 : Raised to Directly Governed City status, Busan develops into a leading city for international trade and marine tourism.
  • 1995 : Upgraded to a Metropolitan City, Busan grows to become a central city in the Pacific Rim of the 21st Century.

Regional Characteristics

  • Busan is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula. It is South Korea’s No.1 international trade port that also has an international airport. Therefore, it serves as a gateway to connect South Korea to neighboring Japan and countries in Western Europe.
  • As South Korea’s national power has increased and the world’s international economic sphere has shifted from Atlantic coastal states to Pacific coastal states since the 1970s, Busan has played its role as an advanced base that can lead the Pacific era.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 770㎢ (As of 2019)
  • Location : 34˚52′~ 35˚23′north latitude and 128˚45′~129˚18′east longitude
Population
  • Population : 3,399,749 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households: 1,523,122
Major events
  • Busan International Film Festival, Busan International Fireworks Festival, Busan International Motor Show, BIFCOM, Busan International Rock Festival etc.
Tourist Attractions
  • Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Beomeo Temple, Yongdusan Park, PIFF Street, Nurimaru APEC House, Eulsukdo Eco Center

Economic Status

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Economy(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩88,729 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 27.4 million
Industry (As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 64.4%, mining manufacturing industry 27.4%, construction industry 8%, agriculture and fishery 0.2%
  • Specialized industry : Intelligent machine parts, super precision fusion parts, mold heat treatment, bio health, digital contents
  • Major industry : Film, tourism, shipbuilding equipments
Products
  • Ship and auto components, shoes

Others

  • Contact:Diplomacy and Trade Division
  • Address:1001, Jungang-daero, Yeonje-gu, Busan, 47545, Republic of Korea
  • Tel.:+82-51-888-7791
  • Fax.:+82-51-888-4039
  • Official Website : http://www.busan.go.kr