Gwangyang (Republic of Korea)

Gwangyang is a beautiful harbor city, located at the center of the southernmost part of the Korean peninsula. Three major industries have developed in Gwangyang: the steel industry, the shipbuilding industry cluster, the port logistics industry.

Population

  • 152,405 persons (2012)

Number of Households

  • 56,937 households (2012)

Land Area

  • 456 k㎡

Population Density

  • 319 /k㎡

Gross City Product per Industry

    • Primary Industry:  26 million US $
    • Secondary Industry:  6,494 million US $
    • Tertiary Industry:  1,978 million US $
    • (2010) 

Number of Employees per Industry

    • Number of Establishments / Employees
    • Primary Industry:   6 / 31
    • Secondary Industry:   1,178 / 24,078
    • Tertiary Industry:   8,773 / 40,896
    • (2011) 

Annual Income per Capita

  • 35,000US$ (2009)

Top 5 Industries (in terms of number of jobs)

    • 1. Services (31%)
    • 2. Retail, Wholesale Trade, Transportation &Utilities (30%)
    • 3. Manufacturing (21%)
    • 4. Construction & Resources (11%)
    • 5. Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (3%)
    • (2010) 

Major Industries and Products

    Steel-making, steel related products, port logistics, ship-building industries

Top 3 Export Industries (in terms of value of exports)

    • 1. Steel
    • 2. Agricultural Products
    • 3. Ship & Ship Parts
    • (2010) 

Major Policies

    • 1. Conducting 'Gwangyang Renaissance Campaign'
    • 2. Building a welfare city that all citizens can enjoy
    • 3. Activating industry&economy for an abundant life
    • 4. Building a clean green-growth city
    • 5. Advancement of 3 areas of agriculture (Agricultural industry, agricultural village, agricultural people)
    • 6. Strengthening autonomy power based on harmony and win-win

Major Projects

    According to mid- and long-term development plans, Gwangyang is expected to be intensively fostered as a hub for global logistics, as well as a world-class city for marine tourism and resorts by implementing the Sun Belt project to develop the broad southern coast area of Korea. 

Revenue of the city budget

  • 530,760,000 US $ (2011)

Number of City Employees

  • 870 (2011)

Sister Cities (Countries), etc.

    • 【Sister cities(3)】
    • Linz (Austria), Shenzhen (China), Valparaiso (Chile)
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    • 【Friendship cities(7)】
    • Dalian (China), Yingkou (China), Shenyang (China), Xiamen (China), Fuzhou (China),
    • Lianyungang (China), Cagayan De Oro (the Philippines)
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    • 【City intending for friendship(3)】
    • Qingdao (China), Helong (China), Izumiotsu(Japan)

Others

    • [City Logo/ Emblem]
    • gwangyang_logo.png
    •  
    • [City Tree, City Flower, City Bird]
    •   City Tree: Painted Maple
    •   City Flower: Camellia
    •   City Bird: Seagull  
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