Our sister cities

Baoshan District, China
Country: China
City: Baoshan District, Shanghai
Website: http://www.shbsq.gov.cn/
Establishment Date of Sisterhood: Dec. 6, 1996
Location: Northeast area of Shanghai
Area: 425㎢(32.5 times bigger than Geumcheon-gu)
Population: 1,220,000
Jurisdiction: 18 ris 65 ban
Jurisdiction: 6 streets, 13 jin, 3 hyang
Regional characteristics
China’s largest steel company, Baosteel Group is located here
Korean companies like Jindo Corporation and Hyundai Mobis
44.97% of total population are social laborers while 23.47% of them are rural laborers
Industrial production has rapidly developed main environments such as adjustment mechanism, new product development, market expansion, and increased revenues
Country: Australia
Website: http://www.burwood.nsw.gov.au
Establishment Date of Sisterhood: Sept. 15, 2003
Location: West of Sydney, Australia
Area: 7 ㎢ (0.3 times bigger than Geumcheon-gu)
Population: 32,423
Regional characteristics
Advanced city with developed cultural, sports, and welfare facilities
Multiracial population
Mostly consists of residential and commercial areas
Country: The United States
Website: http://www.co.bergen.nj.us
City: Bergen County of New Jersey
Establishment Date of Sisterhood: Oct. 15, 2004
Location: Northeast area of New Jersey state in the United States
Area: 620 ㎢
Population: 1,000,000
Regional characteristics
- Many Koreans with zeal for high education reside here. (About 36,000 people)
- As a satellite city of New York, about 70,000 people commute to New York
- High individual income. Social welfare facility operates for the disabled, the unemployed, and the poor.
Guiyang City, Guizhou province, China
Country: People’s Republic of China
Website: http://www.gygov.gov.cn
City: Guiyang City, Guizhou Province
Date of Friendship Cooperation Conclusion: Oct. 30, 2015
Established Sisterhood on: Oct. 15, 2004
Location : Center of Guizhou Province (贵州省), east to the Yunnan Province (云南省); Capital of the Province 성도(省會)
Area: 8.034㎢ (4.56% of the entire area of the Guizhou province)
Population: Approximately 4.52 million people
Administrative Divisions : 6 Districts (區), 3 County-city (市), and 1 County (縣)
Industrial Structure : Primary (3.9%), Secondary (40.7%), and Tertiary (55.4%)
Hi-Tech Industry : Established Zhongguancn Science Park in Guiyang (中关村贵阳科技园) in 2013
- Model city for the National Tourism Standardization Project; Attracted 100 million tourists in 2015; airms to earn 160 billion CNY
- Tourism industry earns more than 11% of the entire GDP of the city, and 31% of the entire income of the service industry
Exhibition : Guiyang International Conference & Exhibition Center established in 2010
Hongfenghu Lake (红枫湖), Guiyang Amusement Park, Nangang Grand Canyon (南江大峡谷), Guiyang Huaxi Park
Guiyang Huaxi University District (贵阳花溪大学城)
- A cluster of universities, consisted of Guizhou University and Guizhou University for Nationalities, a.k.a. Guizhou Minzu University.
Wenndeung Borough, China
Country: China
Website: http://www.wendeng.gov.cn/
City: Wendeung Borough, Weihai City
Date of Friendship Cooperation Conclusion: Oct, 27 2015
Current Condition of the City
Location: Wendeung Borough is located in the east of Shantung Peninsula. It is the central city of 3 cities, Yantai, Weihai and Cheongdo.
※ On January 25, 2014, its name was changed from Wendeung City to Wendeung Borough after going through permission of State Council of China.
Area: 1,615㎢
Population: 581 thousand people (as of 2013)
Administrative District: 2 Industrial Developmental Zones, 12 towns, 3 sub-districts
Regional Characteristics
It is called Wendeung because Qin Shi Huang“climbed up the mountain with a literary person” when he surveyed the eastern areas.
It has 1,400 years of history. It is one of historic cities in Zhadong Peninsula.
Wendeung Borough ranked 20th place in 2014 among 100 regions of Shantung with the conditions of regional economy, competitiveness rating, wealthy level, green index, etc. such as Chinese Excellent Tour City, National Environmental Protection Model City, National Garden City, Nation-wide Ecology Creation Trial City, Chinese Excellent Hot Spring Getaway, Chinese Hometown of Longevity, Chinese City of Hot Spring, International Famous Tour and Resort City, One of Chinese 10 Attraction Cultivating Cities, The Happiest Resort City, Top Wildlife Habitat in China, One of 100 Strong Chinese Industrial Concentrated Competitiveness.
Huancui Borough, China
Country: China
Website: http://www.huancui.gov.cn/
City: Huancui Borough, Weihai City
Date of Friendship Cooperation Conclusion: Oct 25, 2015
Current Condition of the City
Location: Easternmost area of Shantung Peninsula. It is the city with the shortest direct distance between China and Korea.
Area: 991㎢
Population: 322 thousand people (as of 2012)
Administrative District: 9 towns, 10 sub-districts
Climate: Northern Temperate Monsoon Continental Climate
The annual temperature is 12.1℃ and the annual rainfall is 734.1mm.
Economic Overall Condition (as of 2012)
GDP: 24.3 billion yuan (GDP per person: 72,049 yuan)
Industrial Structure: Primary 8.62, Secondary 41.44, Tertiary 49.94
Trade Size: 2.56 billion dollar (Export 19.9, Import 5.7)
Financial Income: 2.56 billion yuan
Bayannuur sum (District), Bulgan Province, Mongol
Country: Mongol
City: Bayannuur sum (District), Bulgan Province
Date of Friendship Cooperation Conclusion: Jul 26, 2012
Current Condition of the City
Location: 190 km east of Ulaanbaatar, the capital
Population: Total 1,543 people
Main Industry: Stock-farming: 99%, Agriculture: 0.002%, Other: 0.9% (cottage industry)
Infrastructure: Paved road (Run soum ~ Bayannuur sum), Well (66 wells for industry and daily life), Electric facility
Educational Facility: 1 Elementary․Middle School (Combined), 1 Kindergarten, 1 Hospital, and 1 Community Center
Number of Students: 262 elementary. Middle school students (Grade 1 ~ Grade 9), 45 kindergarteners
Poverty Rate: 32.1% (as of 2007) /Poverty rate based on national minimum income: 52%
Regional Characteristics
Included in steppes of Mongol
Tull River is passing through the northern part of Bayannuur sum.
Currently, dryness and desertification is in progress.
Due to desertification, 9 lakes among 15 lakes are dried (severe water shortage).
There are a lot of sand piled up so the sand wind blows in spring and fall.
There are a lot of Khargan, which is the desertification index plant that domestic animals cannot eat.
Due to the difficulty of nomadism caused by desertification, inflow of nomads to villages and migration of villagers to cities increased.