Gimhae (Korean pronunciation: [kim.ɦɛ̝]) is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is the seat of the large Gimhae Kim clan, one of the largest Kim clans in Korea. The Gimhae Kims claim descent from the ancient royal house of Geumgwan Gaya, which was based in Gimhae. Gimhae is situated near the Nakdong River.
|• Revised Romanization||Gimhae-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 dong, 0 gu|
|• Total||463.26 km2 (178.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,188/km2 (3,080/sq mi)|
|• Dialect||South Gyeongsang Province|
- Jinyeong-eup (13 ri)
- Daedong-myeon (10 ri)
- Hallim-myeon (12 ri)
- Jillye-myeon (10 ri)
- Juchon-myeon (8 ri)
- Saengnim-myeon (8 ri)
- Sangdong-myeon (6 ri)
- Bukbu-dong (3 legal dong)
- Buram-dong (2 legal dong)
- Chilsanseobu-dong (7 legal dong)
- Hoehyeon-dong (2 legal dong)
- Hwalcheon-dong (2 legal dong)
- Jangyu-dong (3 legal dong)
- Naeoe-dong (2 legal dong)
- Saman-dong (2 legal dong)
Due to the influence of its coastal climate, Gimhae is the mildest region in Korea. The annual average temperature is around 15℃, and annual average precipitation is 1,200 mm, which is very close to the Korean average of 1,274 mm.
Gimhae International Airport is just east of Gimhae (in Gangseo-gu, Busan) and has 9.17 million annual users. Various conveniences, especially those for the disabled, will be expanded step by step.
Gimhae has two stations on the Gyeongjeon Line; Hallimjeong station (한림정역) and Jinyeong station (진영역). The Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit, which opened in September 2011, connects the city to Busan via the airport. It connects to the Busan Metro network at Daejeo (대저), and at Sasang (사상). The closest KTX station from Gimhae is Gupo station in Busan.
Gimhae has spacious flower gardens. Busan and its neighbor cities have exported large amounts of flowers.
Gimhae farming center exploited to develop independent Korean roses called Spray.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
Notable former residentsEdit
- Roh Moo-hyun, (August 6, 1946 – May 23, 2009), South Korean politician and 16th President of South Korea (2003–2008)
- Yoon Sung-hyo (born 1962), South Korean football manager and former football player
- Song Kang-ho (born 1967), South Korean actor (Snowpiercer, Drug King and Parasite)
- Lee Jung-soo (born 1980), South Korean footballer (central defender)
- Lee Min-ki (born 1985), South Korean actor, singer and model
- Yeo Min-ji (born 1993), South Korean women's footballer (Suwon UDC WFC, WK League)
- Yang Sang-guk (born 1983), South Korean comedian
- Mia (Real Name: Han Eun-ji, Hangul: 한은지, born 2000), singer, dancer and K-pop idol, member of K-pop girlgroup Everglow
- [스포츠]김해시청 축구단 창단 ‘초읽기’ Newsmaker
- Welcome To GimHae: Home > Gimhae Travel Guide > Introducing Gimhae[permanent dead link]
- Welcome To GimHae : Home > Gimhae Travel Guide > Transportation[permanent dead link]
- Full blooming rose in greenhouse온실속 만개한 국산 장미 연합뉴스 2008.01.24
- "자매도시". gimhae.go.kr (in Korean). Gimhae. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
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