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Kwon Young-jin (권영진)

AREA

• TOTAL 883.48 km2 (341.11 sq mi)

POPULATION (OCTOBER 31, 2014 )

• TOTAL 2,492,994

• DENSITY 2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)

• DIALECT Gyeongsang

ISO 3166 CODE KR-27

FLOWER Magnolia
Magnolia

TREE Fir
Fir

BIRD Eagle
Eagle

GDP US$ 54.5 billion

GDP PER CAPITA US$ 22,467

WEBSITE daegu.go.kr (in English)

DAEGU (Korean: ), (대구, 大邱, literally 'large hill') formerly spelled TAEGU and officially known as the DAEGU METROPOLITAN CITY, is a city in South Korea
South Korea
, the fourth largest after Seoul
Seoul
, Busan
Busan
, and Incheon
Incheon
, and the third largest metropolitan area in the nation with over 2.5 million residents. Daegu
Daegu
and surrounding North Gyeongsang Province are often referred to as Daegu-Gyeongbuk , with a total population of over 5 million.

Daegu
Daegu
is located in south-eastern Korea about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the seacoast, near the Geumho River and its mainstream, Nakdong River
Nakdong River
in Gyeongsang-do . The Daegu
Daegu
basin, where the city lies, is the central plain of the Yeongnam region . In ancient times, there was a proto-country named Jinhan , to which the current Daegu
Daegu
area belonged. Later Daegu
Daegu
was part of the Silla Kingdom
Silla Kingdom
which unified the Korean Peninsula
Korean Peninsula
. During the Joseon Dynasty period, the city was the capital of Gyeongsang-do which was one of the traditional eight provinces of the country.

Daegu
Daegu
was an economic motor of Korea during the 1960s–1980s period and was especially known for its electronics industry. The humid subtropical climate of Daegu
Daegu
is ideal for producing high quality apples, thus the nickname, " Apple
Apple
City". Daegu
Daegu
is also known as " Textile
Textile
City". Textiles used to be the pillar industry of the city. With the establishment of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone , Daegu
Daegu
is currently focusing on fostering fashion and high-tech industries.

Daegu
Daegu
was the host city of the 22nd World Energy Congress of 2013 , the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and the 2003 Summer Universiade . It also hosted four matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup . Daegu
Daegu
hosted the World Masters Indoor Championships on March 19–25, 2017. More than 4600 athletes worldwide including 101 athletes from the United States
United States
competed.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Prehistory and early history * 1.2 Silla
Silla
* 1.3 Later Three Kingdoms and Goryeo
Goryeo
* 1.4 Joseon * 1.5 Korean Empire and Colonial rule * 1.6 Partition

* 2 Politics

* 2.1 Administrative divisions

* 3 Geography

* 3.1 Topography * 3.2 Climate

* 4 Economy

* 4.1 Fashion
Fashion
industry

* 5 Culture and sightseeing

* 5.1 Sights * 5.2 Mountains and parks * 5.3 Downtown and shopping * 5.4 Festivals * 5.5 Museums * 5.6 Theaters

* 5.7 Sports

* 5.7.1 Sports teams

* 5.8 Media * 5.9 International Daegu
Daegu

* 6 Religion

* 7 Education

* 7.1 Universities and colleges

* 7.1.1 Medical institutions

* 7.2 Primary and secondary schools

* 8 Transportation

* 8.1 Rail * 8.2 Metro * 8.3 Road * 8.4 Air

* 9 Others

* 9.1 Accidents

* 10 Notable people * 11 Twin towns – sister cities * 12 See also * 13 Notes

* 14 References

* 14.1 Citations * 14.2 Bibliography

* 15 Further reading * 16 External links

HISTORY

Main article: History of Daegu

PREHISTORY AND EARLY HISTORY

Archaeological investigations in the Greater Daegu
Daegu
area have revealed a large number of settlements and burials of the prehistoric Mumun Pottery Period (c. 1500–300 B.C.). In fact, some of the earliest evidence of Mumun settlement in Gyeongsangdo have been excavated from Siji-dong and Seobyeon-dong. Dongcheon-dong is one of the substantial Mumun agricultural villages that have been excavated. The Dongcheon-dong site dates back to the Middle Mumun (c. 850–550 B.C.) and contains the remains of many prehistoric pit-houses and agricultural fields. Megalithic burials (dolmens) have also been found in large numbers in Daegu.

Ancient historical texts indicate that during the Proto–Three Kingdoms (Mahan , Jinhan and Byeonhan ) period, Daegu
Daegu
was the site of a chiefdom or walled-town polity known from that time, according to historical records, as Dalgubeol . It was absorbed into the kingdom of Silla
Silla
no later than the fifth century. The vestiges of the wall can be seen, and relics have been excavated in the current Dalseong Park .

SILLA

Reliquary from 8th century Silla, Daegu National Museum

Silla
Silla
succeeded in unifying the Korean peninsula by defeating the other kingdoms of Baekje and Koguryo in the late 7th century, partly thanks to assistance from China's Tang Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
. Shortly thereafter, in 689, Silla's King Sinmun considered moving the capital from Gyeongju
Gyeongju
to Daegu
Daegu
but was unable to do so. This initiative is known only through a single line in the Samguk Sagi , a most valued historical record of ancient Korea by Koryeo Dynasty historian Kim Bu-sik, but it is presumed that it indicates both an attempt by the Silla
Silla
king to reinforce royal authority and the entrenched resistance of the Gyeongju
Gyeongju
political elites that was the likely cause of the move's failure. The city was given its current name in 757.

In the late 1990s archaeologists excavated a large scale fortified Silla
Silla
site in Dongcheon-dong, Buk-gu. The site at Locality 2 consists of the remains of 39 raised-floor buildings enclosed by a formidable ditch-and-palisade system. The excavators hypothesize that the fortified site was a permanent military encampment or barracks. Archaeologists also uncovered a large Silla
Silla
village dating to the 6th to 7th centuries AD at Siji-dong.

LATER THREE KINGDOMS AND GORYEO

During the Later Three Kingdoms period , 892–936, Daegu
Daegu
was initially aligned with Hubaekje
Hubaekje
. In 927, northern Daegu
Daegu
was the site of the Battle of Gong Mountain between the forces of Goryeo
Goryeo
under Wang Geon and those of Hubaekje
Hubaekje
under Gyeon Hwon . In this battle, the forces of Goryeo
Goryeo
were crushed and Wang Geon himself was saved only by the heroic deed of his general Shin Sung-gyeom . However, it appears that the atrocities of the Hubaekje
Hubaekje
forces at this time changed local sympathizers to favor Wang Geon, who later became the king of Goryeo
Goryeo
.

Numerous place-names and local legends in the area still bear witness to the historic battle of 927. Among these are "Ansim ", which literally means "peace of mind", said to be the first place where Wang Geon dared to stop after escaping the battle, and "Banwol ", or half-moon, where he is said to have stopped and admired the moon before returning to Goryeo. A statue commemorating the battle now stands in northern Daegu, as does a memorial to Sin Sunggyeom.

In the Goryeo
Goryeo
period, the first edition of the Tripitaka Koreana
Tripitaka Koreana
was stored in Daegu, at the temple of Buinsa. However, this edition was destroyed when the temple was sacked in 1254, during the Mongol invasions of Korea .

JOSEON

Daegu
Daegu
in the 18th century

Daegu
Daegu
served as an important transportation center during the Joseon Dynasty. She stands in the mid part of the Great Yeongnam Road which ran between Seoul
Seoul
and Busan. It lay at the junction of this arterial road and the roads to Gyeongju
Gyeongju
and Jinju .

In 1601, Daegu
Daegu
became the administrative capital of the Gyeongsang-do , which is current Daegu, Busan
Busan
, Ulsan
Ulsan
, Gyeongsangbuk-do , and Gyeongsangnam-do . At about that time, the city began to grow into a major city. The status continued for nearly three hundred years. And the city has been transformed as the capital of Gyeongsangbuk-do since Gyeongsang-do was divided into two provinces, Gyeongsangbuk-do (northern Gyeongsang-province) and Gyeongsangnam-do (southern one) in 1896.

Daegu's first regular markets were established during the late Joseon period. The most famous of these is the Yangnyeongsi herbal medicine market. This became a center of herbal trade in Joseon, and even attracted buyers from neighboring countries. Traders from Japan, who were not permitted to leave the Nakdong River
Nakdong River
valley, hired messengers to visit the market on their behalf. Seomun Market which stood at the city's west gate at that time, was one of the top three markets in the Joseon period.

KOREAN EMPIRE AND COLONIAL RULE

The Korean hermit kingdom finally opened herself to the outside world in the late 19th century. In 1895, Daegu
Daegu
became the site of one of the country's first modern post offices , as a part of the 'Gab-o' reforms introduced in the aftermath of the Sino-Japanese war.

Beginning in the late 1890s, increasing number of foreign merchants and workers started to visit Daegu, which emerged as a modern transportation center of the newly constructed Gyeongbu Line main railroad connecting Seoul
Seoul
and Busan.

In 1905, the old fortress wall was forcibly destroyed. The wall still survives only in the street names such as the streets Dongseongno and Bukseongno , "east fortress street" and "north fortress street", which now run where the wall once stood.

Independence movements against imperial aggressions were outstanding in Daegu. These began as early as 1898, when a branch of the Independence Club was opened in the town. As the demise of the Korean Empire approached in 1907, local citizens led by Seo Sang-don organized the National Debt Repayment Movement . The movement spread nationwide, although it fell short of repaying the national debt through individual donations. Freedom fighting continued after the 1910 annexation, notably during the March 1st movement of 1919. At that time, four major demonstrations took place in Daegu, involving an estimated 23,000 peace-loving citizens.

PARTITION

Despite the glorious liberation in 1945, Daegu
Daegu
turned into a hotbed of unrest. In 1946, the Daegu October Incident took place, one of the most serious social disorder after the foundation of the Republic of Korea. An operation by the Korean national police to take control of rioters on October 1 resulted in the death of three student demonstrators and injuries to many others, sparking a massive counter-attack killing as many as 38 policemen. It was also the site of major demonstrations on February 28, 1960, prior to the fraudulent presidential election of that year.

Daegu
Daegu
and all of North Gyeongsang province saw heavy guerrilla activities in the late 1940s, as thousands of refugees shied away from the fighting in Jeolla province and sought shelters in Daegu. In November 1948, a unit in Daegu
Daegu
joined the mutiny which had begun in Yeosu
Yeosu
the previous month.

During the Korean War
Korean War
, much heavy fighting occurred nearby along the Nakdong River
Nakdong River
. Daegu
Daegu
sat inside the Pusan Perimeter , however, and therefore remained in South Korean hands throughout the war. As in many other areas during the Korean War, political killings of dissenters were widespread. A large series of engagements were fought around the city to prevent North Korean troops from crossing the Nakdong, the Battle of Taegu .

In the second half of the twentieth century, the city underwent explosive growth, and the population has increased more than tenfold since the end of the Korean War. The city was politically favored during the 18-year-long rule of Park Chung-hee
Park Chung-hee
, when it and the surrounding area served as his political base. Daegu
Daegu
champions conservative political ideas and movements today. Daegu
Daegu
is a political base for the Saenuri Party .

In the 1980s, Daegu
Daegu
separated from Gyeongsangbuk-do and became a separately administered provincial-level Directly Governed City (Jikhalsi), and was redesignated as a Metropolitan City (Gwangyeoksi) in 1995. Today, Daegu
Daegu
is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Korea with respect to both population and commerce.

POLITICS

Daegu
Daegu
City Hall

There are two local governments in the city, the Daegu
Daegu
Metropolitan Government in Jung District and Gyeongbuk Provincial Government in Buk District . The provincial government will be relocated to Andong in its proper province, Gyeongbuk. The mayor and heads of city's eight districts are directly elected by the citizens every four years. The city council has twenty nine members which consist of twenty six from the same number of electoral districts and three proportional representations. They are also directly elected every four years. Most of them are the members of the Saenuri Party , the main conservative political party in South Korea. Daegu
Daegu
is the home to the party and has produced two Presidents of the Republic of Korea thus far: Roh Tae-woo and Park Geun-hye
Park Geun-hye
. As the capital of the Korean conservatives, the city has wielded strong political influence in elections .

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

Administrative divisions Main article: List of districts and county of Daegu
Daegu

Daegu
Daegu
is divided into 7 districts (Gu) and 1 county (Gun)

* Jung District (중구, 中區) – means the central district. * Dong District (동구, 東區) – means the east district. * Seo District (서구, 西區) – means the west district. * Nam District (남구, 南區) – means the south district. * Buk District (북구, 北區) – means the north district. * Suseong District (수성구, 壽城區) * Dalseo District (달서구, 達西區) * Dalseong County (달성군, 達城郡)

GEOGRAPHY

TOPOGRAPHY

Daegu
Daegu
sits in a basin surrounded by low mountains. Palgongsan to the north, Biseulsan to the south, Waryongsan to the west, and a series of smaller hills in the east. The Geumho River flows along the northern and eastern edges of the city, emptying in the Nakdong River
Nakdong River
west of the city.

CLIMATE

Daegu
Daegu
has a cooler version of a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa) The mountains that comprise the basin trap hot and humid air. Similarly, in winter, cold air lies in the basin. The area receives little precipitation except during the rainy season of summer, and is sunny throughout much of the year. Data gathered since 1961 indicates that the mean temperature for January, the coldest month in Daegu, is 0.6 °C (33 °F) and that for August, the warmest month, is 26.4 °C (80 °F). The City's lowest record temperature was −20.2 °C (−4 °F), and the City's highest record temperature was 40.0 °C (104 °F).

CLIMATE DATA FOR DAEGU (1981–2010, EXTREMES 1907–PRESENT)

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 16.5 (61.7) 22.2 (72) 26.9 (80.4) 31.5 (88.7) 37.4 (99.3) 38.0 (100.4) 39.7 (103.5) 40.0 (104) 37.5 (99.5) 30.7 (87.3) 26.6 (79.9) 20.8 (69.4) 40.0 (104)

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 5.5 (41.9) 8.3 (46.9) 13.5 (56.3) 20.6 (69.1) 25.3 (77.5) 28.3 (82.9) 30.3 (86.5) 31.0 (87.8) 26.7 (80.1) 21.9 (71.4) 14.7 (58.5) 8.2 (46.8) 19.5 (67.1)

DAILY MEAN °C (°F) 0.6 (33.1) 2.9 (37.2) 7.8 (46) 14.3 (57.7) 19.1 (66.4) 22.8 (73) 25.8 (78.4) 26.4 (79.5) 21.7 (71.1) 15.9 (60.6) 9.0 (48.2) 2.9 (37.2) 14.1 (57.4)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) −3.6 (25.5) −1.6 (29.1) 2.8 (37) 8.4 (47.1) 13.5 (56.3) 18.2 (64.8) 22.3 (72.1) 22.8 (73) 17.6 (63.7) 10.8 (51.4) 4.2 (39.6) −1.5 (29.3) 9.5 (49.1)

RECORD LOW °C (°F) −20.2 (−4.4) −16.4 (2.5) −10.9 (12.4) −6.0 (21.2) 1.8 (35.2) 7.8 (46) 11.3 (52.3) 12.3 (54.1) 6.2 (43.2) −2.0 (28.4) −8.6 (16.5) −15.2 (4.6) −20.2 (−4.4)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 20.6 (0.811) 28.2 (1.11) 47.1 (1.854) 62.9 (2.476) 80.0 (3.15) 142.6 (5.614) 224.0 (8.819) 235.9 (9.287) 143.5 (5.65) 33.8 (1.331) 30.5 (1.201) 15.3 (0.602) 1,064.4 (41.906)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS (≥ 0.1 MM) 4.5 5.2 7.3 7.8 8.6 9.5 14.4 12.8 9.6 5.1 5.0 4.3 94.1

AVERAGE SNOWY DAYS 4.1 2.6 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.8 11.8

AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%) 54.4 53.6 54.1 53.2 58.7 65.5 73.8 72.9 71.3 64.5 60.3 56.8 61.6

MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 193.5 185.2 202.9 220.4 229.7 183.8 151.3 165.3 161.1 203.2 180.0 189.7 2,266

PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE 62.2 60.3 54.7 56.1 52.7 42.1 34.1 39.5 43.2 58.1 58.3 62.7 50.9

Source: Korea Meteorological Administration (percent sunshine and snowy days)

ECONOMY

Daegu Metro Line 3
Daegu Metro Line 3
.

Daegu
Daegu
is a manufacturing industry city. The major industries are textiles , metals and machinery . In the year 2010, Daegu
Daegu
had a regional GDP of $45,387 million with 7.2% real GDP growth rate. The GDP per capita though is well below Korea national average. The quality of the apples grown around the city is renowned around Korea . Many companies such as Daegu Bank , Korea Delphi , Hwasung corp. , and TaeguTec are situated in this city, and Samsung
Samsung
and Kolon were founded here. Numerous factories are located in the industrial complexes situated in the west and north sides of the city including the Seongseo Industrial Complex, West Daegu
Daegu
Industrial Complex and the Daegu
Daegu
Dyeing Industrial Complex.

The city is the economic and industrial core of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region, one of the major industrial areas in Korea. It accounted for as much as 94 percent of Korea's trade surplus in 2006. The electronics industries in Gumi and the steel industries in Pohang provided great services to that surplus. World-leading manufacturing facilities for Anycall ( Samsung
Samsung
Mobile ) and POSCO 's main factories are located near the city. Daegu
Daegu
and its neighbouring cities were designated for the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone by the central government in 2008. It is specialized companies like Winitech software company in knowledge-based service and manufacturing industries.

Historically, Daegu
Daegu
has been the commercial center of the southern part of the Korean Peninsula
Korean Peninsula
with Seoul
Seoul
in the center and Pyongyang
Pyongyang
in the north (currently North Korea
North Korea
), because of its advantageous location. Some of the large, traditional markets like Seomun Market are still flourishing in the city.

Additionally, Daegu
Daegu
was considered the third major economic city in Korea, after Seoul
Seoul
and Busan. However, due to the decline of the textile industry, which is the heart of Daegu's economy, the overall economic growth of the city has also fallen.

Also, the city is the warmest region in South Korea
South Korea
due to the humid subtropical climate. This climate condition provides the region with high quality apples and oriental melons. The fruit industry is a crucial support for the local economy. Due to the stagnant economy, Daegu’s population began to decrease after 2003. Recently, the local government has begun focusing on working towards economic revival and concentrating on improving the city’s fashion industry.

FASHION INDUSTRY

Beginning in the late 1990s, Daegu
Daegu
has been actively making efforts to promote its fashion industry based on its textile and clothing manufacturing industries under the 'Daegu: Fashion
Fashion
City'. The city opens many exhibitions related to the fashion and textile industries including the Daegu
Daegu
Fashion
Fashion
Fair and Preview in Daegu
Daegu
annually or semi-annually, and invites national institutes. A large new town specializing in the textile-fashion industries is currently under construction in Bongmu-dong, northeastern Daegu. The district, officially named Esiapolis, takes aim at the fashion hub of East Asia. Textile
Textile
complexes, textile-fashion institutions, an international school, fashion malls as well as residential areas plan to be developed in the district.

CULTURE AND SIGHTSEEING

Generally Daegu
Daegu
is known as a conservative city. As well as being the largest inland city in the country beside Seoul
Seoul
it has become one of the major metropolitan areas in the nation. Traditionally, Buddhism has been strong; today there are still many temples. Confucianism is also popular in Daegu, with a large academy based in the city. Neon cross-topped spires of Christian churches can also be seen in the city.

SIGHTS

The most well-known sight of the city is the stone Buddha called Gatbawi on the top of Gwanbong, Palgongsan . It is famous for its stone gat (Korean traditional hat). People from all over the country visit the place, because they believe that the Buddha will grant one's single desire. Administratively, the site itself is located in the neighboring city, Gyeongsan , Gyeongbuk . Scenery of Donghwasa

On the outskirts of the city, mountains keep many traditional and renowned temples such as Donghwasa , Pagyesa , and Buinsa ("-sa" means temple). Donghwasa itself dates from the Silla
Silla
period, and many artifacts of the period are found around the temple in northern Daegu. Some lecture halls or memorial halls such as Dodong-seowon (도동서원, 道東書院) and Nokdong-seowon (녹동서원, 鹿洞書院) are also located in the suburbs. Those places have served as resting places for the citizens mentally and physically. The old villages such as the Otgol village ( Gyeongju
Gyeongju
Choi clan's original residence area) and the Inheung village (Nampyeong Mun's) rarely remain.

In the urban area, the Joseon Dynasty 's administrative or educational buildings including Gyeongsang-gamyeong (경상감영, 慶尙監營) and Daegu-hyanggyo (대구향교, 大邱鄕校) remain. The main gateway of the city in that period called Yeongnam-jeilmun (영남제일문, 嶺南第一門, means the first gateway in Yeongnam ) is restored in Mangudang Park, east of Daegu.

Western style modern architectures like Gyesan Cathedral and the old building of Jeil Church are preserved in many places of the urban area. Gyesan Cathedral is the third oldest gothic church building in Korea and the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Daegu which is one of three archdioceses in South Korea
South Korea
. Several buildings, in the present Keisung Academy and the KNU middle/high school, are famous too.

Yangnyeongsi (약령시, 藥令市) in Namseongno (often called Yakjeon-golmok) is the oldest market for Korean medicinal herbs in the country with a history of 350 years. Bongsan-dong which has some art galleries and studios is being developed as the artistic center of the city since the 1990s.

Nearby tourist attractions include Haeinsa
Haeinsa
—a Buddhist temple that houses the Tripitaka Koreana
Tripitaka Koreana
(a woodblock edition of the Tripitaka
Tripitaka
and one of the world's oldest extant complete collections of the Buddhist scriptures). Haeinsa
Haeinsa
is located in Gayasan National Park of Hapcheon , Gyeongnam . The historic city of Gyeongju
Gyeongju
, Gyeongbuk , the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla
Silla
is located east of Daegu.

MOUNTAINS AND PARKS

See also: List of parks in Daegu Dalgubeol-daejong, a city bell at the Gukchae Bosang Park Daegu
Daegu
Botanical Garden bridge

Mt.Palgong, Mt.Biseul, and Mt.Ap are the representative mountains in Daegu. Apsan, just in the southern part of the city, is the closest mountain from the urban area among them. It has many trails, Buddhist temples, a Korean War
Korean War
museum, and a gondola ride to the peak. Additionally, Waryongsan, Hamjisan, and Yongjibong are located in the city. These serve as neighborhood parks to the citizens.

In the urban area, several small mountains and hills play the same role. Dalseong Park, which sits inside a 1,500-year-old earth fortress, is a historic place of the city. It contains the city's only zoo and some monuments as well as the wall. Duryu Park or Duryusan is a large forest in the middle of the urban area. It has Daegu
Daegu
Tower , Woobang Land , Kolon Bandstand, Duryu Stadium, and many sports facilities. Daegu
Daegu
Tower, also called Woobang Tower or Duryu Tower, is the tallest contemporary structure (202 m) and a symbol of the city. Its observatory commands good views of the surroundings. Woobang Land is the largest amusement park out of the capital area. Many small gardens lie in the heart of the city, such as the National Debt Repayment Movement Memorial Park (Gukchae Bosang Park) and 2·28 Park. The former park includes Dalgubeol-daejong (달구벌대종, 達句伐大鐘), which means the Dalgubeol grand bell. The bell is struck every week and year. There is also a botanical garden with a variety of plants and flowers.

DOWNTOWN AND SHOPPING

Dongseongno (동성로, 東城路) is the downtown of Daegu
Daegu
lying from the Daegu Station to Jungang pachulso (central police station) near the Banwoldang subway station in the center of the city Jung-gu . It has the Jungangno subway station as the nearest station from its heart. Like its name meaning the street in the east fortress, the eastern part of Daegu-eupseong (대구읍성, 大邱邑城, means the Daegu-Principality Fortress) was situated along this street. The fortress, however, had been demolished in the early 20th century. Although Daegu
Daegu
is the nation's third or fourth largest city, the Dongseongno area form the largest and the broadest downtown area in the whole country except the capital city, Seoul
Seoul
. In most cases, famous brands open their branch shop first here out of the Greater Seoul
Seoul
area. The sign of the Seomun Market

Sub-downtowns in the city have its own commercial powers and colors. The area around the Seongseo Industrial Complex subway station in Dalseo-gu is a concentration of many amusement spots, and young people easily can be seen around Kyungpook National University in Buk-gu . Deuran-gil (means the street inside the field) in Suseong-gu is known for many restaurants.

The city has a number of department stores. Many of these belong to national or multinational chains, but the local Daegu
Daegu
Department Store also operates two branches, while another local chain, Donga Department Store operates four in the city proper. The six department stores among them gather at the downtown. The traditional markets such as Seomun Market and Chilseong Market sell all sorts of goods.

FESTIVALS

Many traditional ceremonies and festivals in agrarian society disappeared in the process of modernization. A Confucian ritual ceremony called Seokjeondaeje is held at Daegu-hyanggyo every spring and autumn. The Yangnyeongsi herb medical festival and Otgol village festival are the contemporary festivals about traditional culture.

Lately in the city, enthusiasm about performing arts is growing and the local government is trying to meet its demand. Daegu
Daegu
International Opera Festival (DIOF) in October since 2003, Daegu
Daegu
International Musical Festival (DIMF), and Daegu
Daegu
International Bodypainting Festival (DIBF) are three of the most famous festivals on each field in Korea, although those have short histories.

Various festivals in various themes like the Colorful Daegu
Daegu
Festival, Dongseongno festival, Palgongsan maple festival, Biseulsan azalea festival, Korea in Motion Daegu, and so on, are held by the city, each ward, or the specific groups, all through the year.

On August 25 through August 31, 2008, Daegu
Daegu
hosted the first ever Asian Bodypainting Festival, a sister event of the World Bodypainting Festival in Seeboden , Austria
Austria
.

Each year the city is home to the Daegu
Daegu
International Jazz Festival: http://www.dijf.or.kr/

MUSEUMS

* Daegu
Daegu
Art Museum

Daegu
Daegu
Art Museum

* Daegu National Museum – A notable national museum collecting relics excavated in and around Daegu * Daegu
Daegu
Bangjja Yugi (Korean Bronzeware) Museum * Hengso Museum of Keimyung University
Keimyung University
* Korea Video Museum * Kyungpook National University Museum * Museum for Daegu
Daegu
National University of Education * Museum of Natural Dye Arts

THEATERS

* Daegu
Daegu
Opera House – The first theater in Korea only for performing opera * Suseong Artpia * Keimyung Art Center – One of the largest scale theaters in the city. * Daegu
Daegu
Culture and Arts Center

SPORTS

The official emblem of the 2011 World Championships in Athletics

On March 27, 2007, the city was selected to host the 2011 World Championships in Athletics . Daegu
Daegu
competed with cities such as Moscow , Russia
Russia
and Brisbane
Brisbane
, Australia
Australia
to earn the votes of the IAAF Council. The event was the fourth IAAF World Championships in Athletics to be held outside Europe, and the first games in mainland Asia. It was also the third worldwide sports event held in Korea after the 1988 Summer Olympics
1988 Summer Olympics
in Seoul
Seoul
and 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea and Japan. Daegu
Daegu
also hosted three matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and the 2003 Summer Universiade . The city hosts the Colorful Daegu Pre-Championships Meeting every year since 2005. A home game of the Samsung
Samsung
Lions , one of the most popular sports teams in the city

Daegu Stadium
Daegu Stadium
is the second largest sports complex in South Korea with a seating capacity of 66,422. Daegu Civic Stadium hosted some football matches at the 1988 Summer Olympics
1988 Summer Olympics
.

Sports Teams

CLUB SPORT LEAGUE VENUE ESTABLISHED

Samsung
Samsung
Lions Baseball KBO League
KBO League
Daegu
Daegu
Samsung
Samsung
Lions Park 1982

Daegu FC Football K League Classic Daegu Stadium
Daegu Stadium
2003

MEDIA

There are three terrestrial TV broadcasting stations in the city: KBS Daegu
Daegu
Broadcast Station, Daegu
Daegu
MBC , and TBC . These are affiliated companies of central broadcasting stations in Seoul
Seoul
just like other local broadcasting companies in South Korea. TBC (Taegu Broadcasting Corporation) depends on SBS . They cover to Gyeongsangbuk-do out of the city. Each television broadcasting company has its own radio station as well.

INTERNATIONAL DAEGU

Daegu
Daegu
is largely a homogeneous community that includes few non-Koreans. However, a number of immigrants from South and Southeast Asia work in automotive-parts factories on the city's west side. In addition, there is a small group of English -speaking Westerners working in English schools and university programs. The American military bases are also home to several hundred Americans. Recently Chinese students have begun studying Korean at universities in Daegu, and there is an increasing number of graduate and post-graduate students from other Asian countries. As elsewhere in Korea, Korean food overwhelmingly dominates; Chinese, Japanese and Western food forms the bulk of non-Korean food but recently Indian and Russian foods have become available.

Daegu
Daegu
hosts three American military bases, Camp Henry , Camp George which houses Daegu
Daegu
American School, and Camp Walker . Camp Walker houses Daegu
Daegu
High School for high school children, while Camp George hold the school for elementary and middle school (both of which are primarily for children of military personnel and US Military civilian employees). Camp George also houses most of the married ranked soldiers. Camp Henry and Camp Walker serve as the primary place of work for all the military personnel. Camp Walker serves as the home to enlisted Sergeants Major and Officer ranked soldiers, Major and up. Although non-military families can enroll their children at the school, most either home-school their children or send them to a small Christian private school which teaches about 25 children near the central business district of Daegu.

RELIGION

Religion in Daegu
Daegu
(2005) Not religious (46.4%) Buddhism
Buddhism
(33.4%) Protestantism
Protestantism
(10.4%) Catholicism (9.8%)

According to the census of 2005, of the people of Daegu
Daegu
33.4% follow Buddhism
Buddhism
and 20.2% follow Christianity
Christianity
(10.4% Protestantism
Protestantism
and 9.8% Catholicism ). 46.4% of the population is mostly not religious or follow other indigenous religions.

EDUCATION

See also: Education in South Korea
South Korea

As of 2009 , Daegu
Daegu
has 215 elementary schools, 123 middle schools including the Dong-Pyeong Middle School, and 91 high schools. There are two specialized public high schools which are Daegu
Daegu
Science High School and Taegu Foreign Language High School , and some other high schools such as Keisung Academy , Gyeongsin High School and Daeryun High School have good grades for university admission. Most of well-known high schools are located in Suseong-gu because its educational grade and zeal are high standard in the country.

Also, Daegu
Daegu
has 4 independent private high schools like KEISUNG ACADEMY (also called Keisung High School), GYEONGSIN HIGH SCHOOL, GYEONG-IL GIRL\'S HIGH SCHOOL, DAEGUN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL.

UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

Kyungpook National University , School of Medicine Keimyung University
Keimyung University
, main building

Daegu
Daegu
and its satellite towns are one of the areas which have the largest private higher educational institutions in Korea. Many of their main campuses are located in the nearby Gyeongsan city which serves the Daegu
Daegu
region as a college town . Kyungpook National University (KNU) is one of the most highly ranked and well organized national universities in Korea. It holds first place in and around the city in almost all of the fields. Daegu
Daegu
has two of the most prestigious private universities outside Seoul, Keimyung University and Yeungnam University . There are some smaller private universities such as Catholic University of Daegu and Daegu University . Daegu National University of Education offers elementary education training.

The other universities and colleges include Daegu Arts University , Daegu Cyber University , Daegu Haany University , Daegu
Daegu
Health College , Daegu Mirae College , Daegu Polytechnic College , Daegu
Daegu
Technical College , Daegu University of Foreign Studies , Daeshin University, Keimyung University
Keimyung University
, Kyongbuk Science University, Kyongbuk University of Foreign Studies, Kyungil University, Taekyeung College , Yeungjin College , Yeungnam College of Science and Technology , and Youngnam Theological College and Seminary .

Medical Institutions

Some large university hospitals make the city the medical hub of south-eastern Korea. The Kyungpook National University Hospital, founded as Daegu-dongin-uiwon in 1907 by the Japanese, is the well-known hospital in the city. The Dongsan Hospital (attached to Keimyung University
Keimyung University
), founded as Jejungwon in 1899, is one of the oldest western style medical clinics in Korea. The Yeungnam University Medical Center has the largest number of beds in the city. The yearly treatment amount of these tertiary hospitals is the second largest in South Korea
South Korea
after that of Seoul. The Daegu
Daegu
Catholic University Medical Center is also included in them.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

International schools in Daegu
Daegu
include:

* Daegu International School * Daegu
Daegu
Chinese Elementary School or Korea Daeguhwagyo Elementary School (한국대구화교초등학교) * Overseas Chinese High School, Daegu

TRANSPORTATION

RAIL

Dongdaegu Station

Daegu
Daegu
is the hub of the Korean inland railroad traffic. The main railroad of the country, Gyeongbu Line passes through the city. The largest railroad station in the city, Dongdaegu Station has the second largest passenger traffic in Korea after Seoul
Seoul
Station , and the largest train traffic. The station re-opened in 2004 after extensive renovations serving the KTX
KTX
highspeed train , Saemaul and Mugunghwa trains. All kinds of trains except KTX
KTX
depart from Daegu Station , an all-new building with cinemas, restaurants and a department store, located near the city centre. It has the tenth largest passenger traffic in Korea. Daegu Line branches off from Gacheon Station of Gyeongbu Line.

METRO

Main article: Daegu Metropolitan Subway Map of the rapid transit of Daegu. The red line is line 1 , and the green is line 2 .

The city also has a metro system, consisting of two heavy rail lines. Line 1 crosses the city from northeast to southwest, while Line 2 crosses from west to east. Line 3 from northwest to southeast is an elevated monorail . All the lines are and will be operated by the Daegu
Daegu
Metropolitan Transit Corporation (DTRO). Another line will operate in a few years as a heavy rail system using the Gumi–Daegu– Gyeongsan section of Gyeongbu Line. Line 4 is a long-range plan and will be a circle line. Fare is 1200 won on distance and 1100 won with a prepaid card. There is a free interchange scheme between the metro and bus within an hour of first use for the prepaid card users.

ROAD

There are two types of buses which are local and limited express. Limited express buses have more seats, but often passengers are required to stand. As of 2008 , Local bus fare costs around 1100 won , Limited express bus fare would set you back around 1500 won. Discounted fare is available with a prepaid card.

Bus
Bus
route numbers are made up with 3 digits, each number indicates the area that bus serves. For example, number 407 bus runs from zone four, to zone zero, and then to zone seven. Other routes, usually circular, are named for the districts they serve and numbered 1 through 3.

Traffic is sometimes heavy, however, the major thoroughfares handle fairly high volumes of traffic without too much trouble.

AIR

Daegu
Daegu
is served by Daegu Airport (international/domestic) located in northeastern Daegu.

OTHERS

ACCIDENTS

Daegu
Daegu
subway construction site explosion on April 28, 1995 which killed 101 and injured 202. A pagoda for consolation of the dead was erected in Haksan park.

Daegu subway fire on Feb 18, 2003 which killed 198 and injured 147. The tragedy prompted outpourings of sympathy and anger from throughout South Korea
South Korea
and internationally.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Leaders

* Roh Tae-woo – army general and thirteenth president of South Korea * Park Geun-hye
Park Geun-hye
– former president of South Korea, from 2013 to 2017, daughter of former president Park Chung-hee
Park Chung-hee

Industrialists

* Kim Woo-jung – Korean businessman, founder and former chairman of the Daewoo Group

Religious

* Kim Sou-hwan – first Korean Cardinal of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
. His father escaped from his hometown of Chungcheong province for keeping his religion.

Writers/Composers

* Jaegwon Kim – philosopher

Actors and Actresses

* Shin Seong-il – Korean actor in the 1960s and 1970s * Son Ye-jin – actress * Moon Chae-won – actress * Song Hye-kyo – actress * Min Hyo-rin – actress * Yoo Ah-in – actor * Tom Choi – actor

Sports

* Lee Man-Soo – baseball player * Yang Jun-Hyuk – baseball player * Lee Seung-Yeop – baseball player * Park Chu-Young – soccer player * Jin Sun-Yu – short-track speed skater, triple gold medalist at 2006 Winter Olympics * Bae Sang-moon – golfer, leading money winner on the Japan
Japan
Golf Tour for the 2011 season * Choi Doo-ho – mixed martial artist

Beauties

* Chang Yun-jong – 1st runner-up of the Miss Universe 1988 , winner of the Miss Korea 1987 * Son Tae-young – 1st runner-up of the Miss International 2000 , 2nd runner-up of the Miss Korea 2000, actress * Seo Eun-mi – 1st runner-up of the Miss International 2009 , one of two 1st runners-up of the Miss Korea 2009 * Yoo Ye-bin – winner of the Miss Korea 2013, competed in Miss Universe 2014

Idols

* Bae Joo-hyun (stage name Irene ) – leader and member of K-Pop girl group, Red Velvet * Kim Ji-yeon (stage name Bona ) – visual and member of K-Pop girl group, Cosmic Girls * Choi Seungcheol (stage name S.Coups ) – leader and member of K-Pop boy group, Seventeen * Kang Chan-hee (stage name Chani ) - main dancer and member of the K-Pop boy group, SF9 * Kim Kibum (stage name Key ) – member K-Pop boy group, SHINee * Kim Minjun (stage name Jun. K ) – member of K-Pop boy group, 2PM

* Kim Taehyung (stage name V ) – member of K-Pop boy group, BTS * Min Yoongi (stage name Suga ) – member of K-Pop boy group, BTS * Kim Yu-jin (stage name Uee ) – member of K-Pop girl group, After School * Lee Hee-jin (stage name Red ) – model and member of the Korean music group Pungdeng-E * Lee Jooheon – member of K-Pop boy group, Monsta X * Park Ji-young (stage name Kahi ) – former leader and member of After School * Park Sojin – leader and member of K-Pop girl group, Girl\'s Day * Yang Yena – member of K-Pop girl group, APRIL * Jang Da-hye (stage name Heize ) – singer-songwriter, rapper, participant in Unpretty Rapstar 2
Unpretty Rapstar 2

Other

* Sung Jae-gi – human rights activist

TWIN TOWNS – SISTER CITIES

Daegu
Daegu
is twinned with the following locations.

* Atlanta
Atlanta
, United States
United States
(1981) * Almaty
Almaty
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
(1990) * Danang , Vietnam
Vietnam
(1993) * Qingdao
Qingdao
, China
China
(1993) * Minas Gerais
Minas Gerais
, Brazil
Brazil
(1994) * Hiroshima
Hiroshima
, Japan
Japan
(1997) * Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg
, Russia
Russia
(1997) * Plovdiv
Plovdiv
, Bulgaria
Bulgaria
(2002) * Taipei
Taipei
, Taiwan
Taiwan
(2010) * Milan
Milan
, Italy
Italy
(2015)

SEE ALSO

* List of Korea-related topics * List of cities in South Korea
South Korea
* History of Daegu * Gyeongsang * http://www.diof.org Daegu
Daegu
International Opera Festival

NOTES

* ^ This romanization of the city's name is in McCune-Reischauer . It was used prior to the official adoption of the Revised Romanization by the South Korean Government in 2000. In the 19th century, Daegu
Daegu
was also known in English sources as TAI-KOU. * ^ The 2005 census first found that Incheon's population was larger than Daegu's. Still, the city is considered as one of the three major cities of South Korea, because Incheon
Incheon
belongs to the Seoul National Capital Area .

REFERENCES

CITATIONS

* ^ * ^ A B "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2014. * ^ EB (1878) , p. 390. * ^ Guide to Daegu * ^ Daegu
Daegu
- The City of Textile
Textile
Industry * ^ A B FISU 22nd SUMMER UNIVERSIADE Retrieved 2011-10-12 * ^ March 12, 2017 -- "Team USA to go for gold at World Masters Championships March 19–25 in Daegu, South Korea, after 50 world more than 4600 athletes from 73 countries competing" Data compiled by Robert Weiner Associates and USATF Masters Media Committee. * ^ A B YUM ( Yeungnam University Museum). Siji-eui Munhwayujeok VIII: Chwirakji Bonmun . Research Report No. 33. Yeungnam University Museum, Gyeongsan, 1999b. * ^ YICP (Yongnam Institute of Cultural Properties). Daegu Dongcheon-dong Chwirak Yujeok . 3 vols. Research Report of Antiquities, Vol. 43. YICP, Daegu, 2002. ISBN 978-89-88226-41-4 * ^ Lee (1984), p. 76 and Shin (1999). * ^ Lee (1984) and Shin (1999) both make this assumption. * ^ FPCP (Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Properties). Daegu
Daegu
Chilgok Sam Taekji Munhwayejeok Balguljosa Bogoseo . 3 vols. Antiquities Research Report 62. FPCP, Gyeongju, 2000. * ^ Lee (1984), p. 131. * ^ Lee (1984), p. 149. * ^ Lee (1984), p. 294. * ^ Lee (1984), p. 302. * ^ Lee (1984), p. 343. * ^ Lee (1984), p. 377. * ^ Green Left – Features: HISTORICAL FEATURE: The Korean War
Korean War
– a war of counter-revolution * ^ Lee (1984), p. 384. * ^ Cumings (1997), pp. 243–244. * ^ Nahm (1996), p. 379. * ^ 기후자료극값 1월 일최저기온, 대구(143) * ^ 기후자료극값 8월 일최고기온, 대구(143) * ^ "평년값자료(1981–2010) 대구(143)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 23 December 2016. * ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최고기온 (℃) 최고순위, 대구(143)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 23 December 2016. * ^ "기후자료 극값(최대값) 전체년도 일최저기온 (℃) 최고순위, 대구(143)". Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 23 December 2016. * ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea" (PDF). Korea Meteorological Administration. 2011. p. 499 and 649. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016. * ^ (in Korean) http://www.yeongnam.co.kr/Pdf/2007/03/17/120101-17032007999.pdf The Yeongnam Ilbo (2007-03-17) * ^ (in Korean) http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2009/11/24/2009112401092.html The Chosun Ilbo (2009-11-25) * ^ "대구광역시 관광문화정보시스템 – 계산성당". Daegu
Daegu
Metropolitan City. Archived from the original on 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2009-11-23. * ^ (in Korean) http://www.seoul.co.kr/news/newsView.php?id=20090210026021 The Seoul Shinmun (2009-02-10) * ^ A B 2005 Census - Religion Results * ^ "2009년도 대구통계연보 ⅩⅣ.교육및문화". Daegu Metropolitan City. 2009-04-01. * ^ "2006~2008년 지역간 의료이용량 분석". National Health Insurance Corporation. 2009-10-21. * ^ Home page. Daegu International School . Retrieved on March 30, 2016. "22, Palgong-ro 50-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea 41021 (대구광역시 동구 팔공로 50길 22; 구. 지번주소> 동구 봉무동 1555번지)" * ^ "Korea Daeguhwagyo Elementary School." International School Information, Government of South Korea. Retrieved on March 30, 2016. * ^ A B "2008년 철도통계연보". Korea Railroad. 2010.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* "Corea", Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. VI, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1878, pp. 390–394 .

FURTHER READING

* Cumings, Bruce. Korea's place in the sun: A modern history (updated ed.). New York: W.W.Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-31681-0 . LCCN 2006276040 . OCLC
OCLC
62042862 . * Daegu-Gyeongbuk Historical Society (대구-경북역사연구회). 역사 속의 대구, 대구사람들 (Yeoksa sok-ui Daegu, Daegu saramdeul) ( Daegu
Daegu
and its people in history). Seoul: Jungsim. ISBN 978-89-89524-09-0 . LCCN 2001549622 . * Lee, Ki-baik (1984). A new history of Korea, rev. ed. Tr. by E.W. Wagner and E.J. Shultz. Seoul: Ilchogak. ISBN 978-89-337-0204-8 . * Nahm, Andrew C. (1996). Korea: A history of the Korean people, 2nd ed. Seoul: Hollym. ISBN 978-1-56591-070-6 . * Shin, Hyeong-seok (신형석). (1999). 통일신라의 새로운 수도가 될 뻔했던 대구 (Tongilsilla-ui saeroun sudo-ga doel ppeonhaetteon Daegu) (Daegu, which almost became the new capital of Unified Silla). In Daegu-Gyeongbuk Historical Society, ed., pp. 78–91.* * Lee, Jungwoong (이정웅) (1993). 팔공산을 아십니까 (About Mt. Palgong). Daegu: 그루. ISBN 978-0-7520-0081-7 . * Lee, Jungwoong (이정웅) (2000). 대구가 자랑스러운 12가지 이유. Seoul: 북랜드. ISBN 978-89-7787-158-8 . * Lee, Jungwoong (이정웅) (2006). 푸른 대구 이야기. Daegu: 그루. ISBN 978-89-8069-138-8 .

EXTERNAL LINKS

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
has media related to: DAEGU (category)

* Daegu
Daegu
travel guide from Wikivoyage * City website (in English) * Daegu
Daegu
: Official Site of Korea Tourism Org * City Bus
Bus
Schedule and Routes

* v * t * e

Metropolitan city of Daegu
Daegu

DISTRICTS

* Buk * Dalseo * Dong * Jung * Nam * Seo * Suseong

COUNTY

* Dalseong

* v * t * e

Regions and administrative divisions of South Korea
South Korea

REGIONS

* Sudogwon (Capital area)

* Gwandong

* Yeongdong * Yeongseo

* Hoseo

* Daejeon-Sejong-Chungnam * Chungbuk

* Honam
Honam

* Yeongnam

* Daegu-Gyeongbuk * Busan-Ulsan- Gyeongnam * Southeastern MIR

* Jeju

PROVINCES

* North Chungcheong * South Chungcheong * Gangwon * Gyeonggi * North Gyeongsang * South Gyeongsang * North Jeolla * South Jeolla

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