Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
  Revised Romanization Gyeongsan-si
  McCune-Reischauer Kyŏngsan-si

Emblem of Gyeongsan

Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 6 myeon, 6 dong
  Total 411.58 km2 (158.91 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2009)
  Total 236,459
  Density 574.52/km2 (1,488.0/sq mi)
  Dialect Gyeongsang

Gyeongsan 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.

Numerous universities are located in Gyeongsan, such as Yeungnam University, Daegu University, Catholic University of Daegu and Gyeongil University.

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.[1]

International Chemistry Olympiad

Gyeongsan was the host for the 38th International Chemistry Olympiad (2 July 2006 - 11 July 2006).

Sister cities

Gyeongsan has five sister cities:

Administrive districts


Gyeongsan city lies mid-western part of Gyeongsangbuk-do. It is close to several big cities such as Daegu, Ulsan, Busan and many other places.


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.[3]

See also


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Coordinates: 35°49′N 128°44′E / 35.817°N 128.733°E / 35.817; 128.733

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