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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 김해시
 • Hanja 金海市
 • Revised Romanization Gimhae-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Kimhae-si
West-side Gimhae
West-side Gimhae
Official logo of Gimhae
Emblem of Gimhae
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 dong, ? gu
 • Total 463.26 km2 (178.87 sq mi)
Population (2012 Dec)
 • Total 513,260
 • Density 1,108/km2 (2,870/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang

, also commonly spelled Kimhae, is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is the seat of the large Gimhae Kim clan, one of the largest Kim clans in Korea. The Gimhae Kims claim descent from the ancient royal house of Geumgwan Gaya, which was based in Gimhae.[1] Gimhae is situated near the Nakdong River.

The city has a Korea National League soccer club called Gimhae FC. The largest foreigner sports club in Gimhae is the Gimhae Semi-Athletic Club (G-SAC) located in Nae-dong.

Gimhae is also the birthplace of former President of South Korea, the late Roh Moo-hyun.

Tombstones in Suro Tomb
Queen Suro Tomb


  • Administrative divisions 1
  • Climate 2
  • Transportation 3
    • Airport 3.1
    • Railways 3.2
  • Floricultural industry 4
  • Sister cities 5
  • Notable former residents 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Administrative divisions


Due to the influence of coastal climate, Gimhae is the mildest region in Korea. The annual average temperature is around 15℃, and annual average precipitation is 1,200mm, which is very similar to that of the Korean average of 1,274mm.[2]


Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit opened to the public on September 9, 2011


Gimhae International Airport is just east of Gimhae city (in Gangseo-gu, Busan) and its annual users total 9.17 million. Various conveniences, especially those for the disabled will be expanded step by step.[3]


Gimhae has two stations on the Gyeongjeon Line; Hallimjeong Station (한림정역) and Jinyeong Station (진영역). The Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit, which opened in September 2011, connects the city to Busan via the airport. It connects to the Busan Metro network  3  at Daejeo (대저), and  2  at Sasang (사상). The closest KTX station from Gimhae is Gupo Station in Busan.

Floricultural industry

Gimhae has lots of area for growing flowers. In fact, Busan and its neighbor cities have exported large amounts of flowers.

Gimhae farming center exploited to develop independent Korean roses called Spray.[4]

Sister cities

Notable former residents

See also


  1. ^ [스포츠]김해시청 축구단 창단 ‘초읽기’ Newsmaker
  2. ^ Welcome To GimHae : Home > Gimhae Travel Guide > Introducing Gimhae
  3. ^ Welcome To GimHae : Home > Gimhae Travel Guide > Transportation
  4. ^ Full blooming rose in greenhouse온실속 만개한 국산 장미 연합뉴스 2008.01.24
  5. ^ Arora, V.N. "South Korea's Ayodhya Connection," Times of India (Mumbai). September 12, 2004.

External links

  • City government website

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