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Gyeonggi-do (Hangul: 경기도, Korean pronunciation: [kjʌŋ.ɡi.do]) is the most populous province in South Korea. Its name, Gyeonggi means "the area surrounding capital". Thus Gyeonggi-do can be translated as "province surrounding Seoul". The provincial capital is Suwon. Seoul—South Korea's largest city and national capital—is in the heart of the province but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city since 1946. Incheon—South Korea's third-largest city—is on the coast of the province and has been similarly administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city since 1981. The three jurisdictions are collectively referred to as Sudogwon
Sudogwon
and cover 11,730 km2, with a combined population of 25.5 million—amounting to over half of the entire population of South Korea.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Climate 2.2 Nature and national parks

3 Population 4 Economy 5 Administrative area

5.1 Claimed

6 Transportation

6.1 Road 6.2 Rail

7 Education

7.1 Universities 7.2 Colleges 7.3 Schools

8 Culture

8.1 Historical landmarks 8.2 Performing arts 8.3 Heyri Art Valley

9 Sports

9.1 Domestic sports clubs

9.1.1 Football 9.1.2 Baseball 9.1.3 Basketball 9.1.4 Volleyball 9.1.5 Ice Hockey

9.2 Former sports clubs

9.2.1 Football 9.2.2 Basketball

10 Tourism

10.1 Entertainment 10.2 Gourmet 10.3 Festival

11 Partition proposal 12 Sisterhood relations 13 References 14 External links

History[edit] Gyeonggi-do has been a politically important area since 18 BCE, when Korea was divided into three nations during the Three Kingdoms period. Ever since King Onjo, the founder of Baekje
Baekje
(one of the three kingdoms), founded the government in Wiryeseong
Wiryeseong
of Hanam, the Han River Valley was absorbed into Goguryeo
Goguryeo
in the mid-fifth century, and became Silla's territory in the year 553 (the 14th year of King Jinheung). Afterward, the current location of Gyeonggi-do, one of the nine states of Later Silla, was called Hansanju. The Gyeonggi region
Gyeonggi region
started to rise as the central region of Goryeo
Goryeo
as King Taejo of Goryeo
Goryeo
(the kingdom following Silla) set up the capital in Gaesong. Since 1018 (the 9th year of Goryeo’s King Hyeonjong), this area has been officially called "Gyeonggi."

Headquarters of the provincial governor, Joseon
Joseon
Dynasty

During the Joseon, which was founded after the Goryeo, King Taejo of Joseon
Joseon
set the capital in Hanyang, while restructuring Gyeonggi's area to include Gwangju, Suwon, Yeoju, and Anseong, along with the southeast region. Since the period of King Taejong and Sejong the Great, the Gyeonggi region
Gyeonggi region
has been very similar to the current administrative area of Gyeonggi-do. In 1895 the 23-Bu system, which reorganized administrative areas, was effected. The Gyeonggi region
Gyeonggi region
was divided into Hanseong (modern Seoul; Hanseong-bu; 한성부; 漢城府), Incheon
Incheon
(Incheon-bu; 인천부; 仁川府), Chungju
Chungju
(Chungju-bu; 충주부; 忠州府), Gongju (Gongju-bu; 공주부; 公州府), and Kaesong
Kaesong
(Kaesong-bu; 개성부; 開城府). During the Japanese colonial period Hanseong-bu was incorporated into Gyeonggi-do. On October 1, 1910, it was renamed Keijo and a provincial government was placed in Keijo according to the reorganization of administrative districts. After liberation and the foundation of two Korean governments, Gyeonggi-do and its capital, Seoul, were separated with partial regions of Gyeonggi-do being incorporated into Seoul
Seoul
thereafter. Additionally, Kaesong
Kaesong
became North Korean territory, the only city to change control after the countries were divided at the 38th parallel, which is now part of North Korea's North Hwanghae Province. In 1967 the seat of the Gyeonggi provincial government was transferred from Seoul
Seoul
to Suwon. After Incheon
Incheon
separated from Gyeonggi-do in 1981, Gyeonggi regions such as Ongjin County and Ganghwa County
Ganghwa County
were incorporated into Incheon
Incheon
in 1995. Geography[edit] Gyeonggi-do is the western central region of the Korean Peninsula, which is vertically situated in Northeast Asia and is between east longitude of 126 and 127, and north latitude of 36 and 38. Its dimension is 10% of Korea’s territory, 10,171 square kilometres (3,927 sq mi).[1] It is in contact with 86 kilometres (53 mi) of cease-fire line to the north, 413 kilometres (257 mi) of coastline to the west, Gangwon-do to the east, Chungcheongbuk-do and Chungcheongnam-do to the south, and has Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, in its center. Its provincial government is in Suwon, but some of its government buildings are in Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
for the administrative conveniences of the northern region. Climate[edit] The climate of Gyeonggi-do is the continental climate, which has a severe differentiation of temperature between summer and winter, and has distinctions of four seasons. Spring is warm, summer is hot and humid, autumn is cool, and winter is cold and snowy. The annual average temperature is between 11–13 °C (52–55 °F), where the temperature in the mountainous areas to the northeast is lower and the coastal areas to the southwest is higher. For January’s average temperature, the Gyeonggi Bay is −4 °C (25 °F), the Namhangang (River) Basin is −4 to −6 °C (25 to 21 °F), and the Bukhangang (River) and Imjingang Basins are −6 to −8 °C (21 to 18 °F). It becomes colder and higher in temperature differentiation from coastal to inland areas. Summer has a lower local differentiation compared to winter. The inland areas are hotter than the Gyeonggi Bay area, the hottest area is Pyeongtaek, making the average temperature of August 26.5 °C (79.7 °F). The annual average precipitation is around 1,100 millimetres (43 in), with a lot of rainfall. It is rainy in summer and dry during winter. The northeastern inland areas of Bukhangang and the upper stream of Imjingang has a precipitation of 1,300–1,400 millimetres (51–55 in), whereas the coastal area has only 900 millimetres (35 in) of precipitation. Nature and national parks[edit] The topography of Gyeonggi-do is divided into southern and northern areas by the Han River, which flows from east to west. The area north to the Han River is mainly mountainous, while the southern area is mainly plain. The configuration of Gyeonggi-do is represented by Dong-go-seo-jeo (high in the east and low in the west), where the Gwangju
Gwangju
Mountain Range and the Charyeong Mountain Range spreads from the east and drops in elevation in the west. The fields of Gimpo, Gyeonggi, and Pyeongtaek
Pyeongtaek
extend to the west. Gyeonggi-do boasts beautiful nature stocked with rivers, lakes, mountains, and seas. Its representative rivers are the Hangang, Imjingang, and Anseongcheon (Stream), which flow into the Yellow Sea, with Gyeonggi Plain, Yeonbaek Plain and Anseong
Anseong
Plain forming a fertile field area around the rivers. The Gwangju
Gwangju
Mountain Range and the Charyeong Mountain Range stretch toward China
China
in Gyeonggi Province. Most of the mountains that rise above 1,000 metres (3,300 ft), such as Myeongjisan (1,267 metres (4,157 ft)), Gukmangbong (1,168 metres (3,832 ft)) and Yongmunsan (1,157 metres (3,796 ft)), are included in the Gwangju
Gwangju
Mountain Range. It has a developed granite area which, due to the granite’s exfoliation effect, makes it full of strangely shaped cliffs and deep valleys. The Charyeong Mountain Range forms the boundary between Gyeonggi-do and Chungcheongbuk-do, but is a relatively low-altitude hilly area. In Gyeonggi-do, there is Bukhansan National Park
Bukhansan National Park
in Uijeongbu. For provincial parks, there are the Chukryeongsan Natural Recreation Area, Namhan-sanseong Provincial Park, Gapyeong Yeoninsan
Yeoninsan
Provincial Park, and Mulhyanggi Arboretum. Besides the listed, the scenery of well-known mountains including Soyosan of Dongducheon
Dongducheon
City, Yongmunsan of Yangpyeong
Yangpyeong
County, and Gwanaksan
Gwanaksan
of Anyang
Anyang
and Gwacheon, along with Hangang and Imjingang are famous tourism sites of Gyeonggi-do. Population[edit] Gyeonggi-do has shown a rapid increase in population due to the modernization and urbanization of the Republic of Korea. Its population has increased from 2,748,765 in 1960 to 3,296,950 in 1970; 4,933,862 in 1980; 6,619,629 in 1992; 8,982,298 in 2000; and 12,071,884 in 2010. In 2010 there were 4,527,282 households, with an average of 3 people per family. There were 6,112,339 males and 5,959,545 females. The population density was 1,119 people/km2, almost double the national average of 486 people/km2. Excluding the two metropolitan cities ( Seoul
Seoul
and Incheon), the most heavily populated area as of 2010 is Suwon
Suwon
(1,104,681) followed by Seongnam
Seongnam
(996,524), Goyang
Goyang
(962,297), Yongin
Yongin
(891,708), Bucheon (890,875) and Ansan
Ansan
(753,862). The lowest populated area in 2010 was Yeoncheon County
Yeoncheon County
(45,973), followed by Gapyeong County
Gapyeong County
(59,916) and Gapyeong County
Gapyeong County
(72,595). Economy[edit] As the backbone of Seoul
Seoul
in the means of manufacturing complex, Gyeonggi-do is evenly developed in heavy industry (electronics, machine, heavy and chemical industry, steel), light industry (textile), and farm, livestock and fisheries industry. Due to the influence of recent high wages, the weight of manufacturing industries has decreased in Korea's economy. Gyeonggi-do is making efforts in many ways to improve and modernize the conventional industry structure. Gyeonggi-do is unsparingly investing in the promotion of service industries related to soft competitive power such as state-of-the-art IT industry, designing, conventions and tourism, along with its great leap as a commercial hub in Northeast Asia using the Pyeongtaek
Pyeongtaek
Harbor. Besides this, it is famous for its special local products such as Icheon
Icheon
rice and Icheon/ Gwangju
Gwangju
ceramics. The manufacturing base of global IT corporations that represent Korea, such as Suwon
Suwon
Samsung Semi-conductor, Paju's LG Corporation
LG Corporation
LCD Complex, and Icheon's SK Hynix are in Gyeonggi-do. Administrative area[edit] Further information: List of cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province Gyeonggi-do consists of 28 cities (special: 7, normal: 21) and three counties.[2] This is because many counties were elevated to city status owing to the influence of Seoul’s new town development plan. Special
Special
cities are especially concentrated in the southern area of Gyeonggi-do. Listed below is each entity's name in English, Hangul
Hangul
and Hanja.

Map # Name Hangul Hanja Population (2015.5)[3] Subdivisions

— Specific City —

1 Suwon 수원시 水原市 1,177,376 4 ilban-gu — 41 haengjeong-dong

2 Seongnam 성남시 城南市 974,580 3 ilban-gu — 39 haengjeong-dong

3 Goyang 고양시 高陽市 1,041,706 3 ilban-gu — 46 haengjeong-dong

4 Yongin 용인시 龍仁市 968,346 3 ilban-gu — 1 eup, 6 myeon, 23 haengjeong-dong

5 Bucheon 부천시 富川市 852,758 36 haengjeong-dong

6 Ansan 안산시 安山市 704,765 2 ilban-gu — 24 haengjeong-dong

7 Anyang 안양시 安養市 599,464 2 ilban-gu — 31 haengjeong-dong

8 Namyangju 남양주시 南楊州市 640,579 5 eup, 4 myeon, 7 haengjeong-dong

9 Hwaseong 화성시 華城市 565,269 4 eup, 10 myeon, 10 haengjeong-dong

— City —

10 Uijeongbu 의정부시 議政府市 431,149 15 haengjeong-dong

11 Siheung 시흥시 始興市 393,356 17 haengjeong-dong

12 Pyeongtaek 평택시 平澤市 453,437 3 eup, 6 myeon, 13 haengjeong-dong

13 Gwangmyeong 광명시 光明市 346,888 18 haengjeong-dong

14 Paju 파주시 坡州市 416,439 4 eup, 9 myeon, 7 haengjeong-dong

15 Gunpo 군포시 軍浦市 288,494 11 haengjeong-dong

16 Gwangju 광주시 廣州市 304,503 3 eup, 4 myeon, 3 haengjeong-dong

17 Gimpo 김포시 金浦市 344,585 3 eup, 3 myeon, 6 haengjeong-dong

18 Icheon 이천시 利川市 204,988 2 eup, 8 myeon, 4 haengjeong-dong

19 Yangju 양주시 楊州市 203,519 1 eup, 4 myeon, 6 haengjeong-dong

20 Guri 구리시 九里市 186,611 8 haengjeong-dong

21 Osan 오산시 烏山市 207,596 6 haengjeong-dong

22 Anseong 안성시 安城市 181,478 1 eup, 11 myeon, 3 haengjeong-dong

23 Uiwang 의왕시 義王市 157,916 6 haengjeong-dong

25 Hanam 하남시 河南市 155,752 12 haengjeong-dong

24 Pocheon 포천시 抱川市 155,629 1 eup, 11 myeon, 2 haengjeong-dong

26 Dongducheon 동두천시 東豆川市 97,407 8 haengjeong-dong

27 Gwacheon 과천시 果川市 69,914 6 haengjeong-dong

28 Yeoju 여주시 驪州市 110,560 1 eup, 8 myeon, 3 haengjeong-dong

— County —

29 Yangpyeong 양평군 楊平郡 106,445 1 eup, 11 myeon

30 Gapyeong 가평군 加平郡 61,403 1 eup, 5 myeon

31 Yeoncheon 연천군 漣川郡 45,314 2 eup, 8 myeon

Suwon

Yongin

Claimed[edit] Further information: Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces

Gaeseong, Gaepung County and Jangdan County

Transportation[edit] Gyeonggi-do's proximity to Seoul, Korea's capital, and Incheon, its second-busiest port, has contributed to its extremely well-developed transportation infrastructure. It is close to both Incheon International Airport, South Korea's main international gateway and busiest airport, and Gimpo
Gimpo
International Airport, its second-busiest airport. Use of water transportation from the harbor at Pyeongtaek
Pyeongtaek
is also high. Road[edit] The road pavement rate throughout the province averages 86.5 percent. The area has access to many of South Korea's expressways, including

No. 1 Gyeongbu Expressway, Seoul–Busan No. 15 Seohaean Expressway, Seoul–Mokpo No. 35 Jungbu Expressway, Seoul–Tongyeong No. 37 Second Jungbu Expressway, Seoul–Yongin No. 45 Jungbu Naeryuk Expressway, Yeoju–Gimcheon No. 50 Yeongdong Expressway, Incheon–Gangneung No. 60 Seoul–Yangyang Expressway, Seoul–Chuncheon No. 100 Seoul
Seoul
Ring Expressway No. 110 Second Gyeongin Expressway, Incheon–Anyang No. 120 Gyeongin Expressway, Seoul–Incheon No. 130 Incheon
Incheon
International Airport Expressway, Incheon International Airport–Seoul

Rail[edit] Gyeonggi-do is served by Korail
Korail
commuter, standard and high-speed (KTX) services. It is home to Korea's first railroad, the Gyeongin Line, and includes portions of the Gyeongbu Line, Gyeongui Line, Jungang Line, and Honam
Honam
Line. Gyeonggi has stations on the Suin, Bundang, Gyeongchun, and Shinbundang commuter rail services and the Gyeongbu and Honam
Honam
High Speed Railways. The area has numerous connections to the Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Subway system. Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1 (formerly Korea National Railroad of Seoul) extends to Cheonan past Gyeonggi-do to the southwest, and to Dongducheon
Dongducheon
to the north. Line 3 connects to Goyang
Goyang
to the north, while Line 4 is connected to Gwacheon
Gwacheon
and Ansan
Ansan
to the southwest, and Line 7 is connected to Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
to the north and Gwangmyeong
Gwangmyeong
to the south. Line 8 is extended to Seongnam
Seongnam
to the south. Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
has its own light rail system, the U Line, which connects to Line 1. A portion of the AREX
AREX
line between the Gimpo
Gimpo
and Incheon
Incheon
airports passes through Gyeonggi, but there are no stops within the province. Education[edit] Gyeonggi-do is actively investing in education to foster a talented population suitable for the globalized economy. It is promoting the opening of local campuses of reputable universities as well as establishing special purpose high schools for high-quality education. It has also founded and operates at Paju
Paju
the largest domestic "English village" for education in the English language, as well as villages in Ansan
Ansan
and Yangpyeong. Universities[edit] Main category: Universities and colleges in Gyeonggi Province

National

Korean National Police University, Hankyong National University

Private

Kangnam University, Kyonggi University, Kyungwon University, Kyung Hee University, Dankook University, Daejin University, Luther University, Myongji University
Myongji University
(science departments campus), Seoul
Seoul
Theological University, Seoul
Seoul
Jangsin University and Theological Seminary, Sungkyul University, Suwon
Suwon
Catholic University, Suwon
Suwon
Science College, Shingyeong University, Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission, Ajou University, Anyang
Anyang
University, Yongin
Yongin
University, Chung-Ang University
Chung-Ang University
( Anseong
Anseong
Campus), Calvin University, Pyongtaek University, College of Medicine Pochon CHA University, Korea Polytechnic University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea Aerospace University, Hanbuk University, Hansei University, Hanshin University, Hanyang University, Hyupsung University, Ansan
Ansan
University

Colleges[edit] Schools[edit] Main category: Schools in Gyeonggi Province Culture[edit] Historical landmarks[edit] Gyeonggi-do has long been a capital area, leaving many historic relics and ruins. For royal tombs (called reung), there are Donggureung of Guri, and Gwangreung, Hongreung and Yureung of Namyangju. For castles (called seong), there are Suwon
Suwon
Hwaseong, which is designated as the World Cultural Heritage, Namwonsanseong, Haengjusanseong, and Ganghwasanseong. For Buddhist temples, there are many aged temples within Gyeonggi-do where one can experience ‘temple stay’. You can view folk culture in the Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village
in Yongin, and the scene of Korea’s division at Panmunjom
Panmunjom
in Paju. Performing arts[edit] Gyeonggi-do is investing a lot of money at a provincial level so that people do not have to go to Seoul
Seoul
to enjoy a high-class cultural life. There are performances at Gyeonggi Arts Center in Suwon
Suwon
as well as at Gyeonggi Korean Traditional Music Center in Yongin. Gyeonggi Provincial Museum in Yongin, Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik
Art Center in Yongin, Gyeonggi Museum of Art in Ansan, and the Ceramics Museum in Gwangju are some of the facilities that are currently run by the province. There are also sightseeing opportunities at Jangheung Art Park, Publication Art Complex at Heyri, Paju, and the Icheon
Icheon
Ceramics Exposition. Heyri Art Valley[edit] Heyri Art Valley
Heyri Art Valley
is Korea's largest art town. Various Korean artists constructed the cultural town of Heyri and it features several art galleries and museums; there are about 40 museums, exhibitions, concert halls and bookstores.

Religion in Gyeonggi-do (2005)[4]   Not religious or Other (51.1%)    Protestantism
Protestantism
(21.9%)    Buddhism
Buddhism
(16.8%)   Catholicism (12.4%)

According to the census of 2005, of the people of Gyeonggi-do 34.3% follow Christianity
Christianity
(21.9% Protestantism
Protestantism
and 12.4% Catholicism) and 16.8% follow Buddhism.[4] 51.1% of the population is mostly not religious or follow indigenous religions. Sports[edit] The 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup
2002 Korea-Japan World Cup
matches were held in Suwon
Suwon
World Cup Stadium. As for the professional soccer teams with Gyeonggi-do as their home ground, there are the Suwon
Suwon
Samsung
Samsung
Bluewings and Seongnam FC. Also, there is the professional basketball team of Guri
Guri
Kdb Life Winnus, sponsored by Kdb Life Insurance. Korea's foremost thoroughbred horse racing track Seoul
Seoul
Race Park is in Gwacheon. Sailing
Sailing
is a high-profile sport in Gyeonggi. Gyeonggi-do's location on the bank of the river Han makes it an ideal venue for the sport which is host to the prestigious Korea Match Cup event which is a part of the World Match Racing Tour. The event draws the world's best sailing teams to Gyeonggi in a gladiatorial battle of nerve and skill on the water. The identical supplied (KM-36) boats are raced two at a time in an on the water dogfight which tests the sailors and skippers to the limits of their physical abilities. Points accrued count towards the World Match Race Tour and a place in the final event, with the overall winner taking the title ISAF World Match Racing Tour
World Match Racing Tour
Champion. Match racing is an ideal sport for spectators in Gyeonggi. Racing in such close proximity to the river bank provides excellent heart of the action views for the audience. Highlights of the event can be seen on KBS World
KBS World
television and via the official World Match Racing Tour website. Domestic sports clubs[edit] Football[edit]

K League 1 (1)

Suwon
Suwon
Samsung
Samsung
Bluewings

K League 2 (4)

FC Anyang Bucheon
Bucheon
FC 1995 Seongnam
Seongnam
FC Suwon
Suwon
FC

National League (1)

Yongin
Yongin
City

Challengers League
Challengers League
(7)

Goyang
Goyang
Citizen Icheon
Icheon
Citizen FC Pocheon Yangju
Yangju
Citizen Paju
Paju
Citizen Gimpo
Gimpo
Citizen Hwaseong FC

WK-League
WK-League
(2)

Suwon
Suwon
FMC Goyang
Goyang
Daekyo Noonnoppi Kangaroos

Baseball[edit]

Korea Baseball Organization
Korea Baseball Organization
(1)

KT Wiz

Basketball[edit]

KBL (2)

Anyang
Anyang
KGC Goyang
Goyang
Orion Orions

WKBL (4)

Yongin
Yongin
Samsung
Samsung
Life Blueminx Ansan
Ansan
Shinhan Bank S-Birds Guri
Guri
KDB Life Winnus Bucheon
Bucheon
KEB-Hana

Volleyball[edit]

V-League Men (2)

Suwon
Suwon
KEPCO Vixtorm Sangmu Shinhyup

V-League Women (3)

Suwon
Suwon
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Hillstate Seongnam
Seongnam
Korea Expressway Hi-pass Zenith Hwaseong IBK Altos

Ice Hockey[edit]

Asia League (1)

Anyang
Anyang
Halla

Former sports clubs[edit] Football[edit]

Anyang
Anyang
LG Cheetahs (1996–2003, Anyang
Anyang
→ Seoul) Bucheon
Bucheon
SK (1996–2005, Bucheon
Bucheon
→ Jeju) Bucheon
Bucheon
FMC Best (2010, Dissolved) Ansan
Ansan
H FC Goyang
Goyang
KB Kookmin Bank Namyangju
Namyangju
United

Basketball[edit]

Suwon
Suwon
Samsung
Samsung
Thunders (1997–2001, Suwon
Suwon
→ Seoul) Bucheon
Bucheon
Shinsegae Coolcat (2006–2012, Dissolved)

Tourism[edit] Entertainment[edit]

Everland
Everland
theme park in Yongin-si Korean Folk Village
Korean Folk Village
in Yongin-si Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
(MBC) Dramia at Cheoin-gu
Cheoin-gu
in Yongin-si; is the filming location of historical dramas such as Moon Embracing the Sun, Jumong, Queen Seondeok and Dong Yi. Viewing tours are available, which includes traditional folk games, historical court dress and archery.[5] Hallyuworld theme park, which is based on the ‘Korean Fever’, is under construction in Goyang Seoul
Seoul
Grand Park in Gwacheon, which has the Korea’s National Museum of Contemporary Art and a zoo * ski and golf resorts Icheon
Icheon
Hot Spring

Gourmet[edit] Gyeonggi-do has long been famous for its Icheon
Icheon
rice, Yangpyeong Korean beef, Suwon
Suwon
cow ribs and Korean court cuisine, and marine delicacies made of fresh marine products from the west coast. Festival[edit]

Area Festival Name Period Main Contents Sponsor/Supervision

Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival October Great King Jeong Jo parade, Hwaryeongjeon Heondarae, re-presentation of the 60th birthday banquet of Hyekyeongung Hong, re-presentation of Kwageo (state examination during the Joseon
Joseon
Dynasty) National housewife scenery festival, traditional flag game, culture and art festival, international food festival, drawing of Mars

Suwon
Suwon
City, Hwaseong Cultural Festival Committee

KBS Drama Festival August ~ October KBS Magic, Studio Tour, digital image machinery, public broadcasting, reconstructions of historical dramas, national amateur image contest Suwon
Suwon
City, KBS

Seongnam Seongnam
Seongnam
Global Folk Art Festival May Global folk dancing, music and clothing festival with 400 performers from 12 different countries participating Seongnam/Gyeongpyeong International Co., Ltd.

Seongnam
Seongnam
Cultural Art Festival May~June, September~October International / dance / music / play / movie festivals, art / picture exhibitions, citizen composition contest, citizen singing contest Seongnam
Seongnam
City, Seongnam
Seongnam
Art Assembly and Members

Moran 5-Day Folk Festival April Traditional folk art performances, reminiscent folk song stage, art performance of modern taste Moran 5-Day Folk Festival Committee

Seongnam
Seongnam
Art Village Lotus Festival July Lotus and nature workbook exhibition, lotus food and local food corner Lotus Festival Committee

Anyang Anyang
Anyang
Cultural Art Festival Mid-May Culture and art events such as art, music, dancing and plays Anyang
Anyang
Cultural Center and Art Assembly Anyang
Anyang
Branch

Anyang
Anyang
Citizen Festival October Local festival full of things to see / play / buy / eat Anyang
Anyang
City/ Anyang
Anyang
Citizen Festival Committee

Goyang Goyang
Goyang
Haengju Cultural Festival April Seungjeon Street Parade, folk contest, Haengju Daecheop memorial services and rites Goyang
Goyang
City/ Goyang
Goyang
Cultural Center

Bucheon Boksagol Art Festival May Student and citizen composition contest, street festival, image and picture subscription, art festival, citizen singing contest, dance contest, family musicals for children, play contest, music contest, citizen movie contest, citizen photography contest Korea Art Assembly Bucheon
Bucheon
Branch

Ansan Danwon Art Festival (Kim Hong-do Festival) September Art Contest: art subscription contest, art appreciation classroom, street art contest Ansan
Ansan
Kim Hong-do Festival: Danwon PR Hall, antique necessity products exhibition, yard play, art experience, traditional eateries

Ansan
Ansan
City/Danwon Art Festival Committee

Byeolmangseong Art Festival September Byeolmangseong Festival, Byeolchomu performance, fireworks, teenager play festival, national music festival, other art events Ansan
Ansan
City/ Ansan
Ansan
Art Assembly

Seongho Cultural Festival May Seongho admiration services, National Cultural Festival performances, Gyeonggi folk song choir performance, Seongho ideology academic contest, other events Ansan
Ansan
City/ Ansan
Ansan
Cultural Center

Uijeongbu Tongil Art Festival June Exhibition, traditional dance performance, Hanmaeum Citizen Singing Contest, composition contest, modern arts invitation Art Assembly Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
Branch

Hoeryong Cultural Festival October Reproduction of royal parade, exhibition, dragon dance, yard drama Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
Cultural Center

Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
International Music Performance Festival May Overseas group invitation/performance, college student showcase event, exhibition Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
Arts Center

Namyangju Dasan Cultural Festival September~October Awarding of Dasanmokmin Award, literature contest, traditional folk performance experience event Namyangju
Namyangju
City/ Namyangju
Namyangju
Cultural Center

Namyangju
Namyangju
Outdoor Performance Festival August Invitation/performance of famous domestic/foreign performers, teenager get-together yard, experience event Namyangju
Namyangju
City

Gwangmyeong Gureum Mt. Art Festival October National Music Festival, art exhibition, painting exhibition, picture exhibition, composition contest, student music contest, play performance, National Music Contest Art Assembly Gwangmyeong
Gwangmyeong
Branch/Respective Associations

Ori Cultural Festival May Lecture on the life and ideology of Lee Won-ik, yard games, picture drawing, musicals, shortened marathon, masque dance performance Gwangmyeong
Gwangmyeong
Cultural Center

Siheung Mulwang Art Festival May National music yard festival, literature and art event, citizen singing contest Art Assembly Siheung
Siheung
Branch/ Siheung
Siheung
City Hall

Yeonseong Cultural Festival October Juvenile drama, composition contest, open concert, totem trimming and services Siheung
Siheung
Cultural Center/ Siheung
Siheung
City Hall

Gunpo Gunpo
Gunpo
Citizen’s Grand Festival April Masquerade parade, street exhibition, village concert, silver festival, photography contest Gunpo
Gunpo
Cultural Information Department

Cheoljjuk Dongsan Festival April Exhibitions and concerts

Guri Guri
Guri
Han River Rape Flower Festival May Fly away butterflies, concerts, citizen singer contests, art, writing contest, photography contest, teenager rock concert Guri/Korea Art Assembly Guri
Guri
Branch

Guri
Guri
Cosmos Festival September Eve celebration, Chinese arts circus, open-air movie appreciation, smiling picture photography, experience events Guri/Korea Art Assembly Guri
Guri
Branch

Hanam Hanam
Hanam
Iseong Cultural Festival September Public broadcast attraction, provincial troupe performance, citizen performance, citizen participation yard Hanam
Hanam
City Hall/ Hanam
Hanam
Cultural Center

Uiwang Uiwang
Uiwang
Baekwun Art Festival October Walking on old street in Uiwang, I am an Artist Events: composition contest, sketch contest, fairy tale recital, puppet show, scenery games, making traditional toys, guitar performance Uiwang
Uiwang
Baekwun Art Festival Committee

Anseong Anseong
Anseong
Namsadang Bawudeogi Festival September Art and science contest, taffy seller play, masque performance, tightrope walking performance, Baudeoki PR Hall, wayfaring male entertainer play of 6 yards, street play, general play, yard play, folk market and cattle market remake Anseong

Anseong
Anseong
Juksan International Art Festival June Dance, music, creative performance, Avantgarde Exhibition with globally famous artists, make-your-own-product with artists, film contest Smile Stone Co., Ltd.

Juksan Children Festival May For-children performance twice a day, experience Festival Troupe Mucheon

Yangju Yangju
Yangju
Traditional Culture and Art Festival May Intangible cultural assets and traditional folk art performance Yangju
Yangju
Festival Committee

Yangju
Yangju
Cultural Festival October Traditional folk art performance and participation event, unit event

Osan Doksanseong Culture and Art Festival September Art events such as culture event performance, citizen participation yard Osan
Osan
City/ Osan
Osan
Cultural Center

Yeoju Sejong Cultural Grand Feast October Resident concert, Hangeul writing contest, empress travel, exhibitions, national picture subscription Yeoju
Yeoju
City, Yeoju
Yeoju
Cultural Center Art Assembly Yeoju
Yeoju
Branch

Yeoju
Yeoju
Ceramics Exposition May Ceramics sales event, igniting of traditional oven, exhibition/performance event and experience event Yeoju, Yeoju
Yeoju
Ceramics Exposition

Yeoju
Yeoju
Artifact Exhibition October Farm products exhibition, outstanding product sales, international sweet potato cooking contest, farming experience event (sweet potato tour) Yeoju
Yeoju
Artifact Exhibition Committee Yeoju
Yeoju
Agricultural Technology Center

Myeongseong Empress Anniversary

October Yeongsan memorial services, hyewon exorcism Yeoju
Yeoju
City, Yeoju
Yeoju
Cultural Center

Paju Yulgok Cultural Festival September Chuhyang ritual at Jawun Auditorium, art and science symposium, reconstruction of Confucian parade, Yulgok and Chinese poem writing contest, native writer invitation, calligraphy contest Paju
Paju
City/ Paju
Paju
Cultural Center

Paju
Paju
Children Book Hanmadang October Publications exhibition and sales, book culture hanmadang, seminar games hanmadang, experience & study Paju
Paju
City, Paju
Paju
Publication Complex

Heyri Festival October Art and plastic product exhibition at Heyri Village, construction tourism, performance, percussion, dance, play, classic jazz, workshop classrooms Paju
Paju
City, Paju
Paju
Construction Committee, Heyri Festival Committee

Paju
Paju
Art Festival May Music performance, national music performance, literature seminar, literary writing contest, art association member exhibition Paju
Paju
City/ Paju
Paju
Art Assembly

Dongducheon Dongducheon
Dongducheon
Rock Festival August Multi-day concert event featuring local, national, and international rock music performances. Dongducheon, Soyosan Tourist Resort

Partition proposal[edit] Main article: Partition of Gyeonggi Province Sisterhood relations[edit]

Utah, United States Aichi Prefecture, Japan[6] Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Liaoning
Liaoning
Province, China North Holland, Netherlands Gauteng, South Africa State of Mexico, Mexico Virginia, United States Alto Paraná Department, Paraguay Queensland, Australia Catalonia, Spain Florida, United States Guangdong
Guangdong
Province, China British Columbia, Canada Hebei
Hebei
Province, China Shandong
Shandong
Province, China Taiwan
Taiwan
Province, Republic of China

References[edit]

^ 위치와 자연환경 (in Korean). Gyeonggi Province. Retrieved 18 March 2013.  ^ "Administrative Map". Gyeonggi Province. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 22 March 2013.  ^ "Population". Gyeonggi Province. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2013.  ^ a b 2005 Census - Religion Results Archived 2015-09-04 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Lee, Cin Woo (16 March 2012). "Beyond Seoul: 19 reasons to explore Korea". CNN Go. Retrieved 6 May 2012.  ^ "ベルギー3地域と「友好交流及び相互協力に関する覚書」を締結". Retrieved 15 May 2017. 

External links[edit]

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

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Gyeonggi.

South Korea
South Korea
portal

Gyeonggi Provincial Office – Korean Gyeonggi Provincial Office – English Gyeonggi Provincial Office Blog – English Invest in Gyeonggi Province
Gyeonggi Province
– English Gyeonggi Tourism Guide – English DMZ – English KINTEX – English

Places adjacent to Gyeonggi Province

North Hwanghae Province,  North Korea Gangwon Province,  North Korea

Incheon Yellow Sea Shandong,  China

Gyeonggi Seoul

Gangwon Province

South Chungcheong Province North Chungcheong Province

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Gyeonggi Province

Suwon
Suwon
(capital)

Specific cities

Ansan

Danwon Sangnok

Anyang

Dongan Manan

Bucheon

(no district subdivisions)

Goyang

Deogyang Ilsandong Ilsanseo

Hwaseong

(no district subdivisions)

Namyangju

(no district subdivisions)

Seongnam

Bundang Jungwon Sujeong

Suwon

Gwonseon Jangan Paldal Yeongtong

Yongin

Cheoin Giheung Suji

Cities

Anseong Dongducheon Gimpo Gunpo Guri Gwacheon Gwangju Gwangmyeong Hanam Icheon Osan Paju Pocheon Pyeongtaek Siheung Uijeongbu Uiwang Yangju Yeoju

Counties

Gapyeong Yangpyeong Yeoncheon

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Regions and administrative divisions of South Korea

Regions

Sudogwon
Sudogwon
(Capital area) Gwandong

Yeongdong Yeongseo

Hoseo

Daejeon-Sejong-Chungnam Chungbuk

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

Special
Special
self-governing province

Jeju

Special
Special
city

Seoul

Special
Special
self-governing city

Sejong

Metropolitan cities

Busan Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Incheon Ulsan

The Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces

North Hamgyeong South Hamgyeong Hwanghae North Pyeongan South Pyeongan

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Eight Provinces of Korea

Chungcheong Gangwon Gyeonggi Gyeongsang Hamgyong Hwanghae Jeolla Pyongan

Authority control

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