|• Revised Romanization||Naju-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||1 eup, 12 myeon, 6 dong|
|• Total||603.69 km2 (233.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (500/sq mi)|
The capital of South Jeolla was located at Naju until it was moved to Gwangju in 1895. The name Jeolla actually originates from the first character of Jeonju (전, 全) and the first character of Naju (나, 羅). Dongshin University is situated in Naju. Naju is famous for the Naju Pear which is a large round pear that forms its district logo.
- In the Later Three Kingdoms period of Korean history, Wang Geon (later Taejo of Goryeo Dynasty) occupied the Naju area, which was then part of Later Baekje Kingdom and came to become large base of his political support.
- In 1986, the governmental name was changed from Geumseong to Naju.
- In 1995, Naju city was expanded to include Naju county.
Naju was designated an Innovative City candidate and the opening ceremony for city construction was held on November 8, 2007. President Roh participated in the opening events.
The area of the new city is expected to be 7.26 square kilometres (2.80 sq mi). The masterplan of Naju city proposed to develop eco-friendly nature and city administration.
Also in Naju is The Naju Pear Museum and Pear Orchard for Tourists (나주배박물관 및 배밭 관광체험), which is dedicated to the Asian pear; all of its displays are in Korean.
- Flower : Pear blossoms
- Bird : Dove
- Tree : Ginkgo Tree
- Naju Pear Blossom Festival in April
- Naju Rapeseed Festival in May
- Naju Yeongsan-po Skate Festival in May
Twin towns – Sister cities
Naju is twinned with:
- Kurayoshi, Tottori, Japan
- Wenatchee, Washington, United States
- Isaac, Australia
- Nanchang, China (since 2007)
The drama 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.
- Establishment of city and county according to Constitution of the Republic of Korea(1981.4.13)
- Provisional changes including 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
- 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 City and Sister Cities Intercommunion". Nanchang Municipal Party Committee of the CPC and Nanchang Municipal Government. Nanchang Economic Information Center. Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
- Naju became popular dying place 나주 천연염색문화관 체험현장 ‘각광’ http://www.dailian.co.kr/news/n_view.html?id=63795