Gwangju[a] (Korean pronunciation: [kwaŋ.dʑu]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City, former capital of South Jeolla Province, South Korea.
|• Revised Romanization||Gwangju-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||3 eup, 3 dong, 4 myeon|
|• Total||430.99 km2 (166.41 sq mi)|
|• Density||665.2/km2 (1,723/sq mi)|
Bunwon-ri in Gwangju took an important role of ceramic production during the Kingdom of Joseon. There had official kilns and produced superb quality of white porcelains for use at the royal court and to export to China.
Gwangju Toechon Tomato Festival - Gwangju City, Gyeonggi Province has been holding a festival since 2003 to promote the city's pollution-free tomatoes and sell them to consumers. 
- Kim Yu-bin (1988), singer and actress
- Choi Soo-young (1990), singer and actress, member of Girls' Generation.
- Lee Hong-gi (1990), singer and actor
- Lee Hye-ri (1994), singer and actress
- Julio Ko (1970), kayaker and educator
- Yoon Si Yoon (1986), actor and variety entertainer
- Chae Hyungwon (1994), member of boy group Monsta X
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- In the 19th century, Gwangju was sometimes spelled Koang-tsiou.
- 광주역사-연혁. Archived from the original on 2014-07-18.
- EB (1878), p. 390.
- John Onians (2004). Atlas of World Art. Laurence King Publishing. p. 205p. ISBN 978-1-85669-377-6.
Government-sponsored kilns at punwon-ri, near Seoul, produced an exquisite and distinctive Joseon white porcelain for use at court and for export to China. Its undecorated cream-colored surfaces, and austere elegant shapes were thought to reflect a purity of mind and moral character appropriate for Neo-Confucian patrons.
- Law concerning Seoul metropolitan city, provinces, counties, districts and counties(1962. 11. 21.)
- Establishment of new cities including Hwasung.(2000. 12. 20.)
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