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Zofona > Zofona Seoul > Country info/other Cities > Gumi City
Welcome to Gumi City
Gumi historical architecture
Gumi is located in the western part of Korea's North Gyeongsang Province, 277.5 km. south of Seoul and 167 km. north of Busan.
Dimensions : 617.28 km2
Population : 340.000 people (estimation 2003)
Climate : Annual average temperature (degrees celsius): 14.2
Average annual rainfall: 1323 mm
The Gyeongbu Railroad line and Gyeongbu Expressway cross the city. The Nakdong River flows north to south through Gumi.
Gumi is very important for South Korea's economy. It contains more than 725 companies with over 80,000 workers. Around 450 companies are located in Gumi National Industrial Complexes 1, 2, 3, and 4. The rest operate in the Sandong, Goa, and Haepyeong rural industry complexes. Major production: High-tech electronics like LCD's, CRT's, and telecommunication equipment. More than 10% of national export is generated in Gumi.
Park Chunghee, Korea's 5th to 9th President, was born in Sangmo-dong, Gumi, on November 14, 1917. He became a famous president by modernising the nation after the Korean war.
Although Gumi city is an industrial city the surrounding areas have a number of cultural and recreational tourist destinations. Geumo-san Provincial Park and the Nakdong River provide several touristic opportunities. There are historical and cultural sites as well.
Geumo-san Provincial Park
Doseon Cave, Geumo Mountain Fortress,
Cheonsaeng Mountain Fortress, Ilseon Cultural Complex,
Daehye Waterfall, Choe Sanghak's House
President Park Chunghee's Birth House, Chaemi Pavilion,
Geumo Land, Nakdong River Migratory Bird Habitat
Gumi Folklore Museum
Yaksa Temple, Dori-sa Temple, Daedun-sa Temple,
Wongak-sa Temple, Suda-sa Temple
Dori-sa Temple Stone Pagoda,
Seonsan Jukjang-ri 5-Story Stone Pagoda,
Seonsan Naksan-ri 3-Story Stone Pagoda