|• Revised Romanization||Gyeongsan-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||2 eup, 6 myeon, 6 dong|
|• Total||411.58 km2 (158.91 sq mi)|
|Population (December 31, 2009)|
|• Density||574.52/km2 (1,488.0/sq mi)|
Gyeongsan (Korean pronunciation: [kjʌŋ.san]) is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Its western border abuts the metropolitan city of Daegu, and much of Gyeongsan lies within the Daegu metropolitan area.
Symbols of City
The city flower is the magnolia which grows well even in poor soil conditions. The city bird is the magpie. Its clear song reflects the bright and hopeful spirits of citizens. The city tree is the ginkgo. It symbolizes the constant prosperity, perseverance and elegant traits of Gyeongsan citizens.
International Chemistry Olympiad
Gyeongsan was the host for the 38th International Chemistry Olympiad (2 July 2006 - 11 July 2006).
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Gyeongsan has five sister cities:
- Joyo, Kyoto, Japan
- Jiaonan, Shandong, China[needs update]
- Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
- Gangdong-gu, Seoul
- Sinan, South Jeolla
- Hayang Eup (하양읍)
- Jillyang Eup (진량읍)
- Wachon-myeon (와촌면)
- Jain-myeon (자인면)
- Yongseong-myeon (용성면)
- Namsan-myeon (남산면)
- Apyang-myeon (압량면)
- Namcheon-myeon (남천면)
- Jeongpyeong-dong (정평동)
- Jungang-dong (중앙동)
- Dongbu-dong (동부동)
- Seobu1-dong (서부1동)
- Seobu2-dong (서부2동)
- Nambu-dong (남부동)
- Bukbu-dong (북부동)
- Jungbang-dong (중방동)
The climate is mild because of its southern location. However, being landlocked makes its climate continental.
The amount of rainfall is less than the average yearly rainfall of Korea, due to its geographical characteristics.
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