Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do

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Gwangju
광주
廣州
Municipal Ceety
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 광주시
 • Hanja 廣州市
 • Revised Romanization Gwangju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Kwangju-si
Kintra Banner o Sooth Korea Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Admeenistrative diveesions 1 eup, 3 dong, 6 myeon
Area
 • Total 430.96 km2 (166.39 sq mi)
Population (Mairch 2012)
 • Total 267,207
 • Density 620.03/km2 (1,605.9/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Gwangju is a ceety in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea, a suburb sootheast o Seoul.

Bunwon-ri in Gwangju teuk an important role o ceramic production durin the Joseon dynasty. Thare haed been offeecial kilns an producit superb quality o white porcelains for uise at the ryal court an tae export tae Cheenae.[1]

Modren history[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1962, 4 myuns(touns) includin 5 ris(tounships) wur incorporatit tae Seoul.[2]

In 1973, 6 o ris wur separatit an these came tae pairts o Seongnam ceety. In 1979, Gwangju myun promotit eup. In fact, Gwangju wis a coonty but wis raised tae the status o a ceety in 2001.[3]

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  1. John Onians (2004). Atlas of World Art. Laurence King Publishing. p. 205p. ISBN 1-85669-377-5. "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." 
  2. Law concernin Seoul metropolitan ceety, provinces, coonties, destricts an coonties(1962. 11. 21.)
  3. Establishment of new cities including Hwasung.(2000. 12. 20.)

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