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Member Regional Governments

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

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

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