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Naju
Naju
(Korean pronunciation: [na.dʑu]) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea. The capital of South Jeolla
South Jeolla
was located at Naju
Naju
until it was moved to Gwangju
Gwangju
in 1895. The name Jeolla
Jeolla
actually originates from the first character of Jeonju
Jeonju
(전, 全) and the first character of Naju
Naju
(나, 羅). Dongshin University is situated in Naju. Naju
Naju
is famous for the Naju
Naju
Pear
Pear
which is a large round pear that forms its district logo.

Contents

1 History 2 Products 3 Innovative city 4 Symbols 5 Festivals 6 International relations

6.1 Twin towns and sister cities

7 Drama spots 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit]

In the Later Three Kingdoms period of Korean history, Wang Geon
Wang Geon
(later Taejo of Goryeo
Taejo of Goryeo
Dynasty) occupied the Naju
Naju
area, which was then part of Later Baekje
Later Baekje
Kingdom and came to become large base of his political support. He also married the daughter of the Magistrate of Naju, Oh Janghwa, who became the mother of Goryeo's second King Hyejong of Goryeo[1] In 1986, the governmental name was changed from Geumseong to Naju.[2] In 1995, Naju
Naju
city was expanded to include Naju
Naju
county.[3]

Products[edit] A well-known local product is the Naju
Naju
Pear, which has long been cultivated along the Yeongsan River.[4] Naju
Naju
Pears and muskmelons are popular as gifts for Lunar New Year and other holidays. Innovative city[edit] Naju
Naju
was designated an Innovative City and the opening ceremony for city construction was held on November 8, 2007. President Roh participated in the opening events. As the city won the title of "Innovative City", several public offices are in the process of moving from Seoul, to the Naju
Naju
area. Naju's construction was 4th begun after Jeju, Gimcheon
Gimcheon
and Jinju. The targeted public agencies to move are; Knowledge Information Service Center, Korea Information Security Agency, Radio Research Laboratory, Korea Radio Station Management Agency, Program Deliberation & Mediation Committee, Korea Agricultural & Rural Infrastructure Corporation, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Agricultural Training Center, Art Council Korea, Korea Culture & Content Agency, Copyright Commission for Deliberation and Conciliation, Korea Electric Power Data Network Co., Ltd., Korea Coast Guard Academy, The Korea Teachers Pension, Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation [5] The area of the new city is expected to be 7.26 square kilometres (2.80 sq mi). The masterplan of Naju
Naju
city proposed to develop eco-friendly nature and city administration.[6] Also in Naju
Naju
is The Naju
Naju
Pear
Pear
Museum and Pear
Pear
Orchard for Tourists (나주배박물관 및 배밭 관광체험), which is dedicated to the Asian pear; all of its displays are in Korean. Symbols[edit]

Flower: Pear
Pear
blossoms Bird: Dove Tree: Ginkgo Tree

Festivals[edit]

Naju
Naju
Pear
Pear
Blossom
Blossom
Festival in April Naju
Naju
Rapeseed
Rapeseed
Festival in May Naju
Naju
Yeongsanpo Skate Festival in May

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in South Korea Twin towns and sister cities[edit] Naju
Naju
is twinned with:

Kurayoshi, Tottori, Japan Wenatchee, Washington, United States Isaac, Australia Nanchang, China
China
(since 2007)[7]

Drama spots[edit] The drama Jumong
Jumong
was filmed in Naju. An amusement park called 'Samhanji Theme Park' was used for the film set because of its traditional sceneries. It hosts events including children's dying wishes. Lots of elementary schools are registering for this program.[8] See also[edit]

List of cities in South Korea

References[edit]

^ Establishment of city and county according to Constitution of the Republic of Korea(1981.4.13) ^ Provisional changes including Guri
Guri
city and 11 cities and counties and permission of modification naming Naju.(1985.12.28.) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea ^ Institution dealing with complex of city-county.(1994.8.3.) ^ Official page ^ http://innocity.bitgaram.go.kr/ ^ National Briefing: whole parts were taken and translated http://korea.kr/newsWeb/appmanager/portal/news?_nfpb=true&portlet_categorynews_2_actionOverride=%2Fpages%2Fbrief%2FcategoryNews%2Fview&_windowLabel=portlet_categorynews_2&_pageLabel=news_page_02&_nfls=false&portlet_categorynews_2newsDataId=148641477&portl ^ " Nanchang
Nanchang
City and Sister Cities Intercommunion". Nanchang
Nanchang
Municipal Party Committee of the CPC and Nanchang
Nanchang
Municipal Government. Nanchang Economic Information Center. Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-11-05.  ^ Naju
Naju
became popular dying place 나주 천연염색문화관 체험현장 ‘각광’ http://www.dailian.co.kr/news/n_view.html?id=63795

External links[edit]

City government webpage

v t e

South Jeolla
South Jeolla
Province

Muan (capital)

Cities

Gwangyang Mokpo Naju Suncheon Yeosu

Counties

Boseong Damyang Gangjin Goheung Gokseong Gurye Haenam Hampyeong Hwasun Jangheung Jangseong Jindo Muan Sinan Wando Yeongam Yeonggwang

v t e

Cities in South Korea

Special
Special
city

Seoul

Metropolitan city

Busan Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Incheon Ulsan

Metropolitan autonomous city

Sejong

Provincial capital

Andong ChangwonB CheongjuB Chuncheon HongseongC JeonjuB JejuD MuanC SuwonB

Specific city

Ansan Anyang BucheonE Cheonan GimhaeE Goyang HwaseongE NamyangjuE Pohang Seongnam Yongin

Municipal city

Anseong Asan Boryeong Chungju Dangjin Dongducheon Donghae Gangneung Geoje Gimcheon Gimje Gimpo Gongju Gumi Gunpo Guri Gunsan Gwacheon Gwangju Gwangmyeong Gwangyang Gyeongju Gyeongsan Gyeryong Hanam Icheon Iksan Jecheon Jeongeup Jinju Miryang Mokpo Mungyeong Namwon Naju Nonsan Osan Paju Pocheon Pyeongtaek Sacheon Samcheok Sangju Seosan Siheung Sokcho Suncheon Taebaek Tongyeong Uijeongbu Uiwang Wonju Yangju Yangsan Yeoju Yeongcheon Yeongju Yeosu

Administrative city

Seogwipo

Note: A also a provincial capital; B also designated as a special-status city; C a county, not a city; D also designated as an administrative city; and E

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