Infobox Korean settlement
logo=Gimje logo.gif
divs=1 "eup", 14 "myeon", 4 "dong"

Gimje ("Gimje-si") is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea.


* 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 Silla changed into current term, Gimje city.

Goryeo dynasty raised up its position to Gimje District in the 21st year of King Injong’s reign.

In Joseon dymasty, Gimje firstly appeared in the year 1466 when Sejo of Joseon ruled. He promoted once again Gimje as independent county. In 1628, Gwanghaegun of Joseon combined near district called Mangyeong District into Gimje County. [History of Gimje county was originally from city english page. ]

Horizontal festival

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 Baekje dynasty 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]

ister Cities

*flagicon|South Korea Donghae, South Korea
*flagicon|China Nantong, China

People from Gimje

*Masutatsu Oyama

ee also

* List of cities in South Korea


External links

* [ City government home page]
* [ Tour page]

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