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Bonghwa-gun, Gyeongsang North Province

  • Location : Located in the northern tip of Gyeongbukgoogle map
  • Area : 1,201㎢
  • Population : 37,662 persons
  • Size of Public Finance : One hundred fifty two billion won
  • Administrative Divisions : 1 office, 10 departments. 2 direct organization, 2 branch oOffices, 1 eup, and 9 myeon
  • Number of Schools : 61
  • Businesses (with minimum 10 employees) : 156

Icons

  • Flower of Bonghwa-gun – Mountain Magnolia
  • Tree of Bonghwa-gun – Pine tree
  • Bird of Bonghwa- –gun - Magpie

Local Characteristics

  • Tourism and recuperating the county with natural scenic beauty.
  • The county has the most number of pagodas in the nation (115) as a town of filial duty and classical scholarship.
    • 70 cultural assets, 115 pagodas, etc.
  • The county produces agricultural and regional specialties which boast superior taste and scent in a clean environment.
    • Mountain mushroom, apple, chili pepper, watermelon, cow or fed with medicinal herb etc.
  • All- year- round festival town
    • Wild Edible Ggreens Festival, Bonghwa Sweet Fish Festival, Bonghwa Mushroom Festival,
  • A belt line , autumn colors & story belt line

Boseong-gun, Jeolla South Province

  • Location : Located in south central area of Jeolla South Provincegoogle map
  • Area : 663.13㎢
  • Population : 53,145 persons, 22,862 house holds
  • Size of Finance : 204.2 billion won
  • Administrative Divisions : 1 office, 11 departments. 2 direct oOrganization, 1 branch offices, 2 eup, and 9 myeon
  • Number of Schools : 54
  • Businesses (with minimum 10 employees) : 171

Icons

  • Flower of Boseong-gun – Rhododendron
  • Tree of Boseong-gun – Tea-plant
  • Bird of Boseong-gun – Pigeon

Local Characteristics

  • The county produces over 40% of national green tea supply (in an area of 2,306,700 ㎡) as the home of Pansori (Seopyeonje), 31 local cultural assets such as, Beolgyo Hongkyo , and Ucheon-ri 3- Story Stone Pagoda.
  • Festivals : Boseong Tea festival, Seopyeonj Je, Boseong Sight and Sound Festival, Rhododendron Festival (Mt. Ilim)
  • Regional Products : Green Tea, Green Tea pig, Hottuynia Cordata, Gizzard Shad, Cockle, Dragon Mat, Miryeok Oonggi, Boseong Hemp Cloth etc.

Sangju, Gyeongsang North Province

  • Location : northwest in Gyeongsang North Provincegoogle map
  • Area : 1,254㎢
  • Population : 104,182 persons
  • Size of Finance : 432.8 billion won
  • Administrative Divisions & Workforce : 2 offices, 2 bureaus, 17 divisions, 2 affiliated agencies, 5 operations, council secretariat / 1,118 persons
  • Number of Schools : 59
  • Businesses (with minimum 100 employees) : 149

Icons

  • Rose as city flower, persimmon as city tree, magpie as city bird.
  • Sangju Persimmon Town Festival

Local Characteristics

  • A city with beautiful natural environment and a town of 'three whites' with bountiful agricultural resources.
  • Lying at the center of the Rep. of Korea, the city is at 2 hours away from all other parts of the country.
  • South Korea's leading bike city (with total 85,000 bikes assigning two for each household).
  • Rising fast as a sports city (with an international horse racing track and Sangju Sangmu Phoenix Pro Soccer Team among others).
  • The mecca of the Korean herb medicine (with the 759,000㎡ herb medicine complex and recreational center among others).

Major Events in Exchange

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Sangju, Gyeongsang North Province
DateDescription
Oct. 11, 2013 A congratulatory visit to Sangju Persimmon Town Festival
Sep. 7 & 8, 2013 Chuseok Agricultural Specialties Fair held
Aug. 12, 2013 Elementary school students visit Jijang Village in Sangju to experience the farm village life.
Jun. 24, 2013 Model Life Commission visits Sangju to experience the farm village life.
Jun. 21, 2013 Tong Heads' Federation visits Sangju to experience the farm village life.
Apr. 5, 2013 A congratulatory visit to Yeonje Hanmadang Festival.
Mar. 5, 2013 Sisterhood Agreement signed between Yeonje-gu and Sangju City