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Gyeongsangbuk-do Province

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

Lee Cheol woo

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameGyeongsangbuk-do Province
  • GovernorLee Cheol woo

Symbol

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

Crape myrtle

City tree

Zelcova tree

City bird

Common heron

History

  • 1314 : Named Gyeongsang-do Province for the first time.
  • 1896 : Named Gyeongsangbuk-do Province with the implementation of the 13-province system. A governor is appointed to Daegu to exercise jurisdiction over 41 counties in the area.
  • 1914 : The bu-county-township system is reorganized. (one bu, 22 counties, and one island)
  • 1949 : Daegu, Pohang, and Gimcheon are promoted to the status of city. Ulleung-do Island is renamed Ulleung County. (three cities and 23 counties)
  • 1966 : The provincial office is relocated to Yeonam-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu City.
  • 2016 : The provincial office is relocated to Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. (currently ten cities and 13 counties)

Regional Characteristics

  • An excellent representative of Korean culture, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province is home to many ethnic cultures, including the Buddhist culture of the thousand-year-old Silla Dynasty, the culture of Gaya, and the Confucian culture of the scholarly spirit.
  • With superb natural scenery, a 335km coastline, and the clean East Sea, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province has potential and demand for development. As the center of the steel and textile industries, the province has served as a major driver of economic growth in South Korea. It is home to 38 universities, second only to the capital’s metropolitan area, securing a large pool of researchers and technological prowess.

Basic Information


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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 19,033㎢ (As of 2019)
  • Location : 33˚54′~ 35˚29′north latitude and 125˚05′~ 127˚54 east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 14.1℃(summer : 35.4℃, winter : -8.5℃), Annual precipitation 106.7mm
Population
  • Population : 2,640,003 (As of September, 2020)
  • Number of households : 1,246,952
Major Event
  • Andong Mask Dance Festival, Pine Tree Mushroom Festival in Bonghwa, Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival, Ginseng Festival in Punggi, Korean Traditional Chassabal Festival in Mungyeong City
Tourist Attractions
  • Hahoe Village, Dosan Seowon, Bulguksa Temple, Seokgulam Grotto Shrine, Mt. Juwangsan National Park, Wunmunsa Temple

Economic Status


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Economy(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩ 105,034 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 40.2 million
Industry(As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 58.3%, mining manufacturing industry 30.6%, construction industry 10.5%, agriculture and fishery 0.6%
  • Specialized industry : Mobile convergence, digital equipment components, energy material parts, forming processing, functional bio material
Products
  • Agricultural and fisheries product : Apple, chili, ginseng, peach, mushroom, squid, red queen crab
  • Industrial product : electronics, steel, textile, chemical, machinery
  • Specialty product : Ceramics, Hahoe Korean traditional mask, Andong hemp cloth

Others

  • Contact:Division of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Address:455, Docheong-daero, Pungcheon-myeon, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Tel.:+82-54-880-2722
  • Fax.:+82-54-880-2749
  • Official Website : https://www.gb.go.kr