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Subject: List of sports venues in South Korea, List of towns in South Korea, Choi Soo-young, Bundang-gu, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi
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Gwangju, Gyeonggi

Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 광주시
 • Hanja 廣州市[1]
 • Revised Romanization Gwangju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Kwangju-si
Official logo of Gwangju
Emblem of Gwangju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 3 eup, 3 dong, 4 myeon
 • Total 430.99 km2 (166.41 sq mi)
Population (December 2013)
 • Total 286,699
 • Density 665.2/km2 (1,723/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Gwangju (Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City, former capital of South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Bunwon-ri in Gwangju took an important role of ceramic production during the Joseon dynasty. There had official kilns and produced superb quality of white porcelains for use at the royal court and to export to China.[2]


  • Modern history 1
  • Notable people 2
  • Sister cities 3
  • Friendship City 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Modern history

In 1962, 4 myuns(towns) including 5 ris(townships) were incorporated to Seoul.[3]

In 1973, 6 of ris were separated and these came to parts of Seongnam city. In 1979, gwangju myun promoted eup. In fact, Gwangju was a county but was raised to the status of a city in 2001.[4]

Notable people

Sister cities

Friendship City

See also


  1. ^ 광주역사-연혁
  2. ^ John Onians (2004). Atlas of World Art. Laurence King Publishing. p. 205p.  
  3. ^ Law concerning Seoul metropolitan city, provinces, counties, districts and counties(1962. 11. 21.)
  4. ^ Establishment of new cities including Hwasung.(2000. 12. 20.)

External links

  • City government website

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