🇰🇷 Gimcheon is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is situated on the major land transportation routes between Seoul and Busan, namely the Gyeongbu Expressway and Gyeongbu Line railway. In ancient times, Gimcheon was famous for its three mountains (Geumo, Daedeok, Hwangak) and two rivers (Gamcheon, Jikjicheon). During the Chosun Dynasty, Gimcheon had one of the five largest markets in the region. The town has also served as the gateway and traffic hub of the Yeongnam region and is particularly proud of its patriots, history and conservative lifestyle.
The slogan of Gimcheon city is 'Central Gimcheon', a recognition of the fact that it is situated almost at the centre of South Korea.
Retail Gimcheon's dining options mainly consist of the average Korean, Japanese, and Chinese restaurants that are found throughout South Korea. The majority of the city's restaurants are locally owned but some major chains can also be found.
Road Gimcheon is located along the Gyeongbu Expressway and many major roadways connect the city to other surrounding areas.
Rail Main transportation connections are via the Gyeongbu Line and the Gyeongbuk Line train lines. In 2010, a newly constructed KTX station, Gimcheon-Gumi Station opened on the outskirts of the city centre The district around this new KTX station is slowly expanding, however, currently it is only accessible by vehicle, local bus or taxi. From the KTX station to Gimcheon Train Station (the main downtown shopping centre) via taxi, it is roughly a 15,000 to 20,000₩ expense.
Administrative districts The outlying regions of Gimcheon are divided into fourteen myeon (or townships) and one eup (or large village). In addition, the city centre is divided into seven dong, or precincts.
Gimcheon has a population of over 144,587 people. Gimcheon also forms one of the centres of the wider North Gyeongsang Province which has a population of over 2,700,328 people.