Donghae City

Donghae City
—  Municipal City  —
Korean transcription(s)
 - Hangul 동해시
 - Hanja 東海市
 - Revised Romanization Donghae-si
 - McCune-Reischauer Tonghae-si
Donghae is located in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°23′N 129°13′E / 37.383°N 129.217°E / 37.383; 129.217
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 10 dong
 - Total 180.01 km2 (69.5 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 103,115
 - Density 572/km2 (1,481.5/sq mi)
 - Dialect Gangwon

Donghae is a city in Gangwon Province, South Korea. There are two major ports: Donghae Harbor and Mukho Harbor. The city is located on the Yeongdong Line railroad and the Donghae Expressway. Numerous caverns are found in the city, as in neighboring Samcheok. Donghae University is located here.



Donghae City is located in the central region of the east coast of Korea in Gangwon-do. Jeongseon county to the west and Gangneung city to the north. It contains the northern terminus of the Donghae Expressway, and the No.37 national way passes through the city.

The city is mostly mountainous and has natural resources such as Mureung Valley and beautiful beaches. Here, the high Taebaek Mountains lie along the eastern coast, preventing rivers from meeting the coast.[1] However, in the rainy season, spontaneous water flow is possible.


  • Tree : Gingko Tree
  • Flower : Red Prumusumume
  • Bird : Seagull

Sister cities

Donghae City has the following sister cities:[2][3]

City Region Country Year
Gimje Symbol of Jeonbuk.svg Jeollabuk-do  South Korea April 27, 1999
Dobong-gu Seoul emblem.svg Sudogwon  South Korea October 7, 1999
Tsuruga  Fukui  Japan April 13, 1981
Nakhodka  Primorsky Krai  Russia November 10, 1991
Tumen China Jilin  China April 28, 1995
Federal Way  Washington  United States April 1, 2000
Saint John  New Brunswick  Canada May 30, 2008

Free Industry zone

Donghae area and its neighborhood got a position of free industry zone. From this, Gangwon province and Donghae city has overtaken team for investment. [4]

Gangwon province and its subcities have tried to appeal attracting lots of firms. Its effect is not that impressive, yet.

Cruise Ferry

A cruise ferry line connecting Russia, South Korea and Japan is scheduled to open in the summer of 2008. The points of each nation to be linked together are Donghae, Sakaiminato, Tottori and Vladivostok.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Official page of Donghae city - location
  2. ^ City of Federal Way - Sister City Association
  3. ^ ▒ Donghae - City of beautiful ocean
  4. ^ [강원도청] 강원도 '동해자유무역지역' 개발 본격화 Yeonhap news 2008.01.23
  5. ^ Fundamental opening of Donghae port as passing port of cruise ferry. (동해항 크루즈훼리 운항 탄력) 2008-01-18 Dalian News

External links

Coordinates: 37°23′N 129°13′E / 37.383°N 129.217°E / 37.383; 129.217

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