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Daejeon Metropolitan City

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Daejeon Metropolitan City

Kwon Seon-taek

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameDaejeon Metropolitan City
  • GovernorKwon Seon-taek

Symbol

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

White Magnolia

City tree

Pine Tree

City bird

Korean magpie

History

  • 1914 : Daejeon County is established.
  • 1949 : Elevated to a city.
  • 1989 : Elevated to Directly Governed City status, making nearby Daedeok County a part of the city.
  • 1995 : Renamed Daejeon Metropolitan City.

Regional Characteristics

  • Daejeon is called ‘Jungdo,’ meaning it is located in the central region of the Korean peninsula. It serves as a hub of transportation as it is a gateway to Youngnam and Honam. Moreover, the Gyeongbu and Honam expressways and national highways diverge in all directions from Daejeon.
  • It is a core city for research and development, securing source technology and the best brains of the Daedeok Science Complex, which is the cradle of South Korea’s high-tech science.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 540㎢ (As of 2019)
  • Position: 36˚10′~ 36˚29′north latitude and 127˚14′~127˚33′east longitude
  • Climate: Average temperature 12.3℃(max. 25.5℃, min. -1.9℃), annual precipitation 1,353.8㎜
Population
  • Population : 1,469,099 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households : 649,552
Major events
  • Incheon-China Day Cultural Festival, Incheon Marine Festival, Incheon Sky Festival, Bupyeong Pungmul Festival, Sorae Inlet Festival
Cultural Heritage
  • Sintanjin Cherry Blossom Festival, Dongchundang Cultural Festival, Kkumdori Science Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • EXPO Park, National Science Museum, Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Mt. Bomunsan, Mt. Gubongsan, Yuseong Spa, Gyejoksan Evening Glow, Lake Daecheonghosu

Economic Status

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Economy(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩ 40,444 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 28.3 million
Industry (As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 78.2%, mining manufacturing industry 16.1%, construction industry 4.7%, agriculture and fishery 0.1% (As of 2019)
  • Specialized industry : Radio communications fusion, MediBio, robot automation, Intellectual Property Service, metal processing

Others

  • Contact:International Cooperation Division
  • Address:100 Dunsan-ro Seo-gu Daejeon35242, Republic of Korea
  • Tel.:+82-42-270-3364
  • Fax.:+82-42-270-3449
  • Official Website : http://www.daejeon.go.kr