Gyeongsan


Gyeongsan

Infobox Korean settlement
logo=Gyeongsan logo.pnghangul=경산시
hanja=慶山市
rr=Gyeongsan-si
mr=Kyŏngsan-si
area_km2=411.58
pop=221196
popyear=2002
popnote= [http://www.gyeongsan.go.kr/index_sub.html?load=main02&subload=08&listyear=2003&Code=94]
popden_km2=537.4
divs=2 "eup", 6 "myeon", 6 "dong"
mayor=Choi Byung-kuk

Gyeongsan is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Its western border abuts the metropolitan city of Daegu, and much of Gyeongsan lies within the Daegu metropolitan area.

Numerous universities are located in Gyeongsan, such as Yeungnam University, Daegu University, Catholic University of Daegu and Gyeongil University.

ymbols of City

The city flower is the magnolia which grows well even in poor soil conditions. The city bird is the magpie. Its clear song reflects the bright and hopeful spirits of citizens. The city tree is the ginkgo. It symbolizes the constant prosperity, perseverance and elegant traits of Gyeongsan citizens. [ [http://www.gyeongsan.go.kr/eng/about/about01.php?cat_idx=381 Gyeongsan Symbols, Gyeongsan City] ]

International Chemistry Olympiad

Gyeongsan was the host for the 38th International Chemistry Olympiad (2 July 2006 - 11 July 2006).

ister cities

Gyeongsan has five sister cities:
*flagicon|Japan Joyo, Japan
*flagicon|China Jiaonan, Qingdao, China
*flagicon|China Hanzhou, China
*flagicon|South Korea Gangdong-gu, South Korea
*flagicon|South Korea Sinan, South Korea

Administrive districts

* Hayang Eup(하양읍)
* Jilyang Eup(진량읍)
* Wachon-myeon(와촌면)
* Jain-myeon(자인면)
* Yongseong-myeon(용성면)
* Namsan-myeon (남산면)
* Apyang-myeon (압량면)
* Namcheon-myeon(남천면)
* Jungang-dong(중앙동)
* Dongbu-dong (동부동)
* Seobu1-dong (서부1동)
* Seobu2-dong (서부2동)
* Nambu-dong (남부동)
* Bukbu-dong (북부동)
* Jungbang-dong (중방동) []

Location

Gyeongsan city lies mid-western part of Gyeongsangbuk-do. Its accessibility is close to several big cities such as Daegu, Gwangju, Busan and many other places.

Climate

The climate is mild because of its southern location. However, being landlocked makes its climate continental.

The amount of rainfall is less than the average yearly rainfall of Korea, due to its geographical characteristics. [ [http://www.gyeongsan.go.kr/eng/sub3/sub3_5.htm welcome to Gyeongsan City Hall ] ]

ee also

* List of cities in South Korea

References

External links

* [http://www.gyeongsan.go.kr/eng/ City government web site]
* [http://icho2006.kcsnet.or.kr/ 38th IChO 2006 official website]


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