Yeosu, South Jeolla Province

Website : http://www.yeosu.go.kr/

Mayor : Cheol-hyun Joo

Chairman of the City Council : Hyung-won Seo

Date of Signing of Sister-City Agreement : September 18, 1998

General Information

  • Location : 1 Sicheong-ro, Yeosu, Jeollanam-do (100 bunji, Hak-dong)
  • Area : 498.72㎢
  • Population : 295,016 (106,136 households) as of end of July, 2008
  • Symbols : Bird - Seagull, Tree - Camellia, Flower - Camellia Flower
  • Administrative Organization : 6 bureaus, 43 departments, 8 branch offices, 27 eup, myeon and dong
  • No. of Public Officials : 1,731
  • Administrative Divisions : 1 eup, 6 myeons, 20 dongs (No. of Islands : 317 (46 inhabited, 3 islands connected to the mainland, 268 uninhabited))

Regional Characteristics

  • A global port city that serves as the central gate of Korea's southern coast
  • A resort and tourist city with wonderful nature and rich marine tourism resources
  • A coastal industrial city that holds Yeosu Industrial Complex and Yulchon Industrial Complex which are important foundations for the national economy
  • A coastal city with clean ocean and diverse marine facilities
  • A patriotic city that values the dedication and loyalty Admiral Yi Sun-shin and many historic sites in Tongyeong have shown in Korean history

Cultural Features

  • Cultural Sites : 2 national parks, 13 beaches
  • Cultural Properties : 37 (1 National Treasure, 8 Treasures, 2 Historic Sites, 1 Scenic Site, 1 Folklore Cultural Material, 1 Natural Monument, 4 Tangible Cultural Heritages, 2 Intangible Cultural Heritages, 4 Monuments, 10 Cultural Heritage Materials, 3 Registered Cultural Heritages)
  • Festivals : Hyangiram Sunrise Festival (Dec.31 ~ Jan.1), Yeongchwisan Azalea Festival (early April), Jinnam Festival (May.3 ~ May.8), Namhae Fish Cuisine Festival (early May), "The Day When the Black Sand Opens its Eyes" (early June), Citizens' Day (Oct.15)

History of the Sister City Agreement & Exchanges

To promote inter-city cooperation in areas including administrative sector, economy, culture, arts, tourism and sports

Exchanges

participation in the Hallyeosudo Waterway Festival (40 participants in 2004)



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