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Sejong Special Self-Governing City

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Sejong Special Self-Governing City

Lee Chun-hee

  • nationRepublic of Korea
  • Member Regional GovernmentsSejong Self-Governing City
  • GovernorLee Chun-hee

Symbol

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

Peach blossoms

City tree

Pine tree

City bird

Oriental dollarbird

History

  • 1914 : Integrated into Yeongi County.
  • 2005 : The Special Act on the Construction of Administrative City is enacted and promulgated.
  • 2012 : Sejong Special Self-Governing City is created by combining parts of Gongju City and Cheongwon County.

Regional Characteristics

It is focused on administrative functions with 36 central administrative agencies and 16 state-run research institutes, which were relocated to Sejong by 2014. It is a Multifunctional Administrative City with educational, cultural, high-tech industrial functions and a new model of decentralization and self-government. It is becoming an eco-friendly city with cutting-edge technology.

Generals


Division Content
Geography/Climate
  • Area : 465㎢ (As of 2019)
  • Location : Sejong is located in the center of Chungcheong area, situated in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do to the west, Daejeon Metropolitan City to the south, and Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do to the east, and bordering between Chungcheongnam-do and Cheonan to the north.
  • Climate : Average temperature 13.4℃(max.:26.3℃, min.:-2.6℃)
Population
  • Population : 348,014 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households : 140,222
Main annual event
  • Yongamgang bridge, Baekje Culture Festival, Dowon Cultural Festival (King’s Water Festival), Peach Festival
Main tourism and culture heritage
  • Milmaru Observatory, Gobok Lake Park, Bear Tree Park, Duiwungbak Village, Chungnam Forest Environment Institute, Biamsa, Yeongpyeongsa, etc.

Economy


Division Content
Economy (As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩ 11,118 billion
  • GRDP per person : ₩ 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 : Automobile parts, biomaterials
Main Products
  • Peach, pear, rice, water melon, mushroom, tomato, pickled radish, peach wine, etc.

Others

Contact

  • Pertinent department:Foreign Cooperation Officer
  • Address : 2130, Hannuri-daero (Boram-dong), Sejong City
  • Telephone:+82-44-300-6223
  • Fax : +82-44-300-6219
  • Homepage:http://www.sejong.go.kr