Infobox Korean settlement
divs=1 "eup", 14 "myeon", 4 "dong"
Gimje ("Gimje-si") is a city in North Jeolla Province,
* City Bird : Dove
* City Tree : Zelkova tree
* City Flower : Zinnia
Gimje area has been cultivated since ancient times. Nations of early date ascend in year 200. Baekjae invaded and incorporated several small mahan states into herself in the 13th year of King Onjo’s reign.After long times, Baekje changed its name as Byeogol but its date is not clear.
Baekje was ruined by Tang and Silla and
Unified Sillachanged into current term, Gimje city. Goryeodynasty raised up its position to Gimje District in the 21st year of King Injong’s reign.
Joseondymasty, Gimje firstly appeared in the year 1466 when Sejo of Joseonruled. He promoted once again Gimje as independent county. In 1628, Gwanghaegun of Joseoncombined near district called Mangyeong District into Gimje County. [History of Gimje county was originally from city english page. http://www.gimje.go.kr/foreign/english/sub1/sub1.jsp ]
Gimje is the only one region where Koreans can see horizon in landlocked area. City government enhanced its cultural characteristic of cultivating rice and other species for a long time. Gimje was under
Baekjedynasty and was one of the best area for gorwing rice in Japanese occupation era, too. The festival was appointed "Excellent Festival" for 4 years since 2004. It also provided chance for city residents to feel traditional farming methods. [김제 '지평선축제' 4년 연속 최우수축제 Yeonhap News 2007-12-23 http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=001&aid=0001869744]
*flagicon|South Korea Donghae,
People from Gimje
List of cities in South Korea
* [http://www.gimje.go.kr/sub_homepage/en/index.jsp City government home page]
* [http://rice.egimje.net/eng/index.jsp Tour page]
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