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Gyeonggi-do Province

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

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  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameGyeonggi-do Province
  • GovernorKim Dong-yeon

Symbol

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

Forsythia

City tree

Gingko tree

City bird

Dove

History

  • 1896 : With the reorganization of the 13-province system, the name Gyeonggi-do Province is revived. (three bu and 34 counties)
  • 1960 : The provincial office is relocated from Seoul to Suwon, the current location.
  • 1980 : Administrative districts are changed to 18 cities, 18 counties, 30 towns, and 155 townships.
  • 1990 : Administrative districts are changed to 23 cities and eight counties.
  • 2001 : Hwaseong County and Gwangju County are elevated to Hwaseong City and Gwangju City, respectively. (25 cities and six counties)

Regional Characteristics

Located in the west-central area of the Korean Peninsula, Gyeonggi-do Province borders the west coast and surrounds the capital city of Seoul, which is the heart of the peninsula.

Basic Information


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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 10,188㎢ (As of 2019)
  • Location : 36˚~ 38˚north latitude and 126˚~ 127˚east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 11 ~ 13℃, annual precipitation 1,100㎜
Population
  • Population : 348,014 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households : 140,222
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
Sisterhood & Friendship Provinces / Cities
  • China: Liaoning Province(Oct 1993), Guangdong Province(Oct 2003), Tianjin(March 2008), Hebei Province(June 2009), Shandong Province(Dec 2009), Jiangsu Province(Aug 2011), Heilongjiang Province(Aug 2016), Jilin Province(Oct 2019)
  • Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture(April 1990), Aichi Prefecture(Nov 2015)
  • Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar(July 2015)
  • Russia: Sverdlosk Region(Oct 2012), Primorsky Territory(Aug 2013)
  • Vietnam: Nghe An Province(May 2009), Ho Chi Minh(April 2018)
  • Others: North Holland Province, Netherlands(March 1995); Gauteng Province, South Africa(May 1995); State of Mexico, Mexico(May 1996); Alto Paraná Department, Paraguy(May 1997); Queensland, Australia(Nov1997); Catalonia, Spain(March 1999); Utah(Sept 1983), Virginia(April 1997), Florida(Nov 2000), US; Kampot, Cambodia(Nov 2002), British Columbia, Canada(May 2008); South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia(Feb 2002); Maharashtra Province, India(March 2007); Almaty, Kazakhstan(March 2008); Manila, Phillipines(Feb 2011); Istanbul, Turkey(Feb 2012); Akershus Region, Norway(Feb 2015); Qazvin Province, Iran(Feb 2016); Freistaat Bayern, Germany(May 2016); Île-de-France, France(Nov 2016)

Economic Status


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Economy(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩ 11,118 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 35.8 million
Industry (As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 74.1%, mining manufacturing industry 17.5%, construction industry 8.1%, agriculture and fishery 0.3%
  • 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:Foreign Affairs and Trade Division
  • Address:1 Hyowon-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon City, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea, 16444
  • Tel.:+82-44-300-6223
  • Fax.:+82-31-8008-2179
  • Official Website : http://www.gg.go.kr