Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province, Yeongnam, South Korea

🇰🇷 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.

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Gimcheon has a population of over 144,587 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Gimcheon is twinned with: 🇨🇳 Chengdu, Sichuan, China; 🇯🇵 Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan.

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