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SANGJU CITY
Sister city since: Apr. 8, 2003 (Sangju City Hall)
General Information
  • Sangju was the political and economic center of the Yeongnam Region from the era of walled-town states to the mid-Joseon Dynasty era. The modern-day name of the Korean province of Gyeongsang-do originates from this city. Dubbed the 'Region of Three Whites’ (rice, silk cocoons and dried persimmon), this city is rich in both history and culture and features a beautiful natural landscape, abundant agricultural resources, excellent infrastructure for cyclists and a well-developed Oriental medicine bio-industry. It is an eco-friendly city where nature, environment and people co-exist in harmony.
Location
  • The city is surrounded by Sobaek Mountain to the northwest. The Nakdong River, the lifeline of the Yeongnam Region, meanders past to the east. The city borders Mungyeong and Goesan-gun (Chungcheongbuk-do) to the north, Yecheon-gun, Euiseong-gun and Gumi, to the east, Boeun-gun and Okcheon-gun (Chungcheongbuk-do) to the west, and Gimcheon and Yeongdong-gun (Chungcheongbuk-do) to the south.
Area : 1,255㎢
Population : 110,000
Main industries
  • Dried persimmon, Sangju grape, Sangju rice, silkworm powder, silk, and persimmon vinegar
Regional characteristics
  • Mt. Baekhwa, Munjangdae, Gyeongcheondae, Chungeuisa Temple, Seongju-bong Peak Forest Park, Gyeonhweonsanseong Fortress Donghak School, Bicycle Museum, Sangju Art Village, and Jeong Jae-su Memorial for Filial Piety
Festivals
  • Nakdong River Sambaek Festival (November), Sangju Fairy Tale Festival, Traditional Gyeongsang-do Governor Inauguration Parade, and General Jung Ki-ryong's Sangju Fortress Recapture Festival
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