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Gyeonggi-do Province

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Gyeonggi-do Province

Nam Kyung-pil

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameGyeonggi-do Province
  • GovernorNam Kyung-pil

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

tree

tree

Ginko Tree

bird

bird

Dove

flower

flower

Golden-bell

History

  • During the 2nd Century BC, the northern part of the Gyeonggi Region is believed to have been the location of Jin Country(辰國). It was at this time that the Gyeonggi Region came under the Mahan Confederation.
  • The strategic importance of Gyeonggi Province has remained unchanged since 18 B.C., when King Onjo, the founder of the Baekjae, designated Wirye Castle in Hanam as the seat of the provincial government.
  • In 1018(9th year of King Hyeonjeong, Goryeo) Jeokhyeon(赤縣) and 7 Gihyeon(畿縣) were combined and formally named Gyeonggi, the regional outskirts of the capital city.
  • The founding of the Joseon Dynasty and moving of the seat of government to Hanyang was the turning point in the shaping of Gyeonggi Province as we know it today.

Topographic Features

  • Gyeonggi Province is located in the west-central area of the Korean Peninsula. Moreover, it surrounded the Korean capital of Seoul. It is bordered to the north by the 38th parallel and to the west by the Yellow Sea. Gyeonggi Province is divided into northern and southern halves by the Han River, which flows through the province from east to west. The northeastern area is mountainous while the southwestern area consists of wide plains. The Gyeonggi area of the Korean Peninsula had served as the capital region for more than a thousand years. It now plays a vital role in the politics, economy, and culture of Korea.

Basic Information


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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 10,186.6㎢
  • Location : 36˚~ 38˚north latitude and 126˚~ 127˚east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 11 ~ 13℃, annual precipitation 1,100㎜
Population
  • Population : 13,176,011 (Jul. 2019)
  • Number of households : 5,404,604
Major Event
  • Anseong Baudeogi Festival, Namyangju Dasan Culture Festival, Jangda Soy Festival, Gwacheon Hanmadang Festival, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress International Performance Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Hwaseong Fortress, Namhansanseong Fortress, Haengjusanseong FortressYongjusa Temple, Panmunjeom(Place of Armistice Agreement), Yangjubyeolsandae nori [Intangible Cultural Asset] and Wongol Culture Village

Economic Status


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Economic ranking (2017)
  • GRDP : ₩ 414,339.1 bn
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 32,347,000
Industry
  • Industrial structure(2017): Service industry 51.8%, mining manufacturing industry 38.8%, construction industry 7.0%, agriculture and fishery 2.4%
  • Specialized industry : Games, FinTech
Products
  • Agricultural and fisheries product : rice, pear, grape, peanut, pine nut
  • Industrial product : semiconductor, electronics, textile, machinery, chemical
  • Specialty product : Anseong brassware, Icheon and Gwongju pottery

Others

  • Contact:Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Address: 1 Hyowon-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon City, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
  • Tel.:+82-31-8008-2760
  • Fax.:+82-31-8008-2179
  • Official Website : http://www.gg.go.kr