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Country  South Korea
Area  545.2 km²
Local time  Tuesday 10:54 AM
Region  Honam
Population  88,721 (2015)
Province  North Jeolla Province
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Administrative divisions  1 eup, 14 myeon, 4 dong
Weather  8°C, Wind NW at 13 km/h, 42% Humidity
Colleges and Universities  Korea Polytechnic V Gimje, Byuksung College

October attractions gimje horizon festival jinju lantern festivals

Gimje (Gimje-si) is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea.


Map of Gimje-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

October attractions gimje horizon festival jinju lantern festival


  • City Bird : Dove
  • City Tree : Zelkova tree
  • City Flower : Zinnia
  • History

    The Gimje area is located on the "great plains" of Korea and has been cultivated since ancient times. Nations of early date ascended in the year 200. The Baekje Kingdom invaded and incorporated several small mahan states in the 13th year of King Onjo’s reign. The Baekje Kingdom changed its name to Byeogol, but when is not clear.

    In the Joseon Dynasty, Gimje first appeared in the year 1466 when Sejo of Joseon ruled. He promoted Gimje to an independent county. In 1628, Gwanghaegun of Joseon combined the nearby district of Mangyeong District into Gimje County.

    The Baekje Kingdom was ruined by the Tang and Silla Kingdoms and the Unified Silla Kingdom changed the city's name to Gimje city.

    The Goryeo dynasty promoted Gimje city to Gimje District in the 21st year of King Injong’s reign.

    City government has always highly regarded and promoted the cultivation of rice and other crop species. From the Baekje Kingdom through the 21st century, Gimje has been one of the best areas for growing rice.

    Horizon Festival

    Gimje is known as the region where the sky meets the ground, hence the festival of horizon or 'jipyeongseon.' Every year, Gimje Horizon Festival hosts a wide range of programs including Samullori (traditional percussion quartet) contest, rural landscape drawing contest, celebratory performances, street parade, Ssireum (wrestling), and traditional weddings. Gimje is the only region where Koreans can see the horizon from a landlocked area. The festival was appointed an Excellent Festival for 4 years between 2004 and 2008. It also provides city residents a chance to experience traditional farming methods.

    Twin towns – Sister cities

    Gimje is twinned with:

  • Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
  • Kikuchi, Kumamoto, Japan (1985)
  • Nantong, China (1997)
  • Donghae City, South Korea (1999)
  • People from Gimje

  • Masutatsu Oyama
  • Sin Chang-won
  • Casanova Wong
  • Lee Jung-hyun
  • Kim Se-jeong (born August 28, 1996), member of girl groups I.O.I and Gugudan.
  • References

    Gimje Wikipedia

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