Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do Province

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Mayor : In-guk Yeo

Chairman of the District Council : Hyung-won Seo

Date of Signing of Sister-City Agreement : February 28, 2003

General Information

  • Location of the City Hall : 69, Gwanmun-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Jungang-ro)
  • Area : 35.86㎢
  • Population : 72,010 (25,903 households)
  • Symbols : Chestnut Tree, Royal Azalea, Dove, Horse
  • Administrative Organization : 2 offices, 15 departments, 1 council, 1 community health center, 4 branches, 6 dongs (neighborhoods)
  • Administrative Division : 6 administrative dongs (10 legal dongs, 156 tongs, 733 bans)

Regional Characteristics

  • A pleasant city with clean air and waters, surrounded by Gwanaksan (Mt.), Cheonggyesan (Mt.), and Woomyeonsan (Mt.)
  • An administrative city where seven major government offices including the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, are located at
  • A cultural and tourist city where Seoul Grand Park, Gwacheon Horse Racing Park, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Gwacheon National Science Museum are located at
  • An educational city where quality youth activity areas like Gwacheon Public Library of Information & Science and Youth Training Center are located at
  • A cultural art city that offers Gwacheon City Festival and Saturday Music Concert
  • A happy and livable, welfare city that provides employment opportunities for senior citizens and carries out meal delivery service for low-income, single elderly household and citizens with disabilities
  • An eco-friendly city that became the first Model City for Climate Change Response in the nation
  • A technologically advanced city that has Gwacheon Knowledge and Information Town, Gwacheon Cultural Tourism Complex and Gwacheon Flower Center


  • Educational Institutions : 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 4 high schools
  • Tourist Attractions : Seoul Land, Seoul Grand Park, Gwacheon Horse Racing Park, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Gwacheon National Science Museum
  • Cultural Properties : UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Gwacheon Tightrope Act, Master Dae-gyun Kim), National Treasure No. 248 Map of Korea drawn during Joseon Period (National History Compilation Committee)

History of the Sister City Agreement & Exchanges

To promote tourist visits from the capital region and develop seafood distribution channels with the new Daejeon-Tongyeong Expressway


  • Gwacheon provided daily necessities, recovery equipment and personnel support when Tongyeong was severely affected by the Maemi typhoon in 2003
  • Promotion of Tongyeong's special products in various cultural events
  • Cultural and arts organizations' mutual participation in festivals held by Tongyeong and Gwacheon