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Gyeongsangnam-do Province

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

Kim Kyung-soo

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameGyeongsangnam-do Province
  • GovernorKim Kyung-soo

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

tree

tree

Zelkova Tree

bird

bird

White Heron

flower

flower

Rose

History

  • Joseon Dynasty: Districts of Jinju in the west and Dongnae (modern-day Busan) in the east were merged to form Gyeongsangnam-do.
  • 1925: The provincial capital was originally located in Jinju, then moved in 1925 to Busan.
  • 1963: In 1963, Busan separated from Gyeongsangnam-do to become a Directly Governed City (Jikhalsi).
  • 1983: The provincial capital moved from Busan to Changwon.

Topographic Features

  • In the east of Gyeongsangnam-do, there stood the Taebaeksanmaek Mountain Range. The Nakdonggang flows from north to south passing through the central part of the province. The Sobaeksanmaek Mountain Range standing on the west of the province borders on Jeollanam-do. Gyeongsangnam-do is topographically flat and low land.
  • The western mountain area is the steepest region of the province, which includes Jirisan (1,915m), Deokyusan (1,614m), and Baekunsan (1,279m). The area near Jirisan is the steepest. Many basins in the mountains form the main production areas of the region

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 10,518.3㎢
  • Location : 34˚29′~ 35˚54′north latitude and 127˚35′~ 129˚13 east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature in winter 2.5℃,summer 25.3℃, annual precipitation 1,500mm
Population
  • Population : 3,317,523 (Male : 1,669,395, Female : 1,648,128) (October 2012)
  • Population density : 2.55/㎢(October 2012)
Major Event
  • Tongyeong International Music Festival, Gaya International Festival of Culture, Gimhae, Jinhae Naval Port Festival, Scholar Culture Festival, Milyang Arangje
Tourist Attractions
  • Haeinsa Temple, Sangyesa Temple, National Parks (Mt. Jirisan, Mt, Gayasan, Mt. Deokyusan and etc.), Bugok Hot Spring, Hadong Cheonghakdong, Haegumgang, Oedo Island, Tongdosa Temple

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP(2007) : ₩ 63,161.8 bln
  • Per capita GRDP(2007) : $ 21,752
  • Fiscal budget : 13,225.6 bln
Industry
  • Industrial structure: Primary (5.0%), Secondary (43.1%), Tertiary (51.9%)
  • Trade volume : export($ 51,095 mln), import($ 29,555 mln)
Products
  • Agricultural product : rice, sweet persimmon, pear, apple, strawberry, watermelon, garlic, onion
  • Industrial product: machinery, shipbuilding-related products

Others

  • Contact:International Trade Division
  • Address:Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Hall, 300 Jungang-daero(Sarim-dong), Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea 641-702
  • Tel.:+82-55-211-2833
  • Fax.:+82-55-211-3239
  • Official Website : http://www.gsnd.net