Gwangju, Gyeonggi

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Not to be confused with Gwangju Metropolitan City with the same name or Guangzhou, China with the same Hanja name.
Gwangju
광주시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gwangju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Gwangju-si
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Official logo of Gwangju
Emblem of Gwangju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 3 eup, 3 dong, 4 myeon
Area
 • Total 430.99 km2 (166.41 sq mi)
Population (December 2013)
 • Total 286,699
 • Density 665.2/km2 (1,723/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City, former capital of South Jeolla Province, South Korea. Bunwon-ri in Gwangju took an important role of ceramic production during the Joseon dynasty. There had official kilns and produced superb quality of white porcelains for use at the royal court and to export to China.[1]

Modern history[edit]

In 1962, 4 myuns(towns) including 5 ris(townships) were incorporated to Seoul.[2]

In 1973, 6 of ris were separated and these came to parts of Seongnam city. In 1979, gwangju myun promoted eup. In fact, Gwangju was a county but was raised to the status of a city in 2001.[3]

Notable people[edit]

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Friendship City[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ John Onians (2004). Atlas of World Art. Laurence King Publishing. p. 205p. ISBN 1-85669-377-5. Government-sponsored kilns at punwon-ri, near Seoul, produced an exquisite and distinctive Joseon white porcelain for use at court and for export to China. Its undecorated cream-colored surfaces, and austere elegant shapes were thought to reflect a purity of mind and moral character appropriate for Neo-Confucian patrons. 
  2. ^ Law concerning Seoul metropolitan city, provinces, counties, districts and counties(1962. 11. 21.)
  3. ^ Establishment of new cities including Hwasung.(2000. 12. 20.)

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Coordinates: 37°22′N 127°17′E / 37.367°N 127.283°E / 37.367; 127.283