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Metropolitan Ceety
Daegu Metropolitan Ceety
 • Hangul 대구
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Daegu-gwangyeoksi
 • McCune-Reischauer Taegu-kwangyŏksi
Map o Sooth Korea wi Daegu heichlichtit
Kintra  Sooth Korea
Region Yeongnam
Destricts 7
 • Mayor Kim Bum-il (김범일)
 • Tot 884.10 km2 (341.35 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 2,446,418
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Flower Magnolia
Tree Fir
Bird Eagle
Website daegu.go.kr (Inglis)

Daegu (Korean pronunciation: [tɛɡu]), an aa kent as Taegu,[1] an offeecially the Daegu Metropolitan Ceety, is the third lairgest metropolitan aurie in Sooth Korea, an bi ceety limits, the fowert lairgest[2][3] wi ower 2.5 million fowk. The ceety is the caipital an principal ceety o the surroondin province, Gyeongsangbuk-do, although it is not legally pairt o the province. These twa auries are aften cawed Daegu-Gyeongbuk, an hae a population o ower 5 million.

The ceety is locatit in sooth-eastren Korea aboot 80 km inside frae seacoast, near the Geumho River an its mainstream, Nakdong River in Gyeongsang-do, an aa cawed the Yeongnam region. The Daegu basin, where the ceety lies, is the middle pairt an rare plain o that region. It made the ceety the region's center o politics, economy, an cultur.

In ancient times, Daegu wis pairt o the Silla Kinrick which unified the Korean Peninsula first, an in the Joseon Dynasty period, it wis the caipital o Gyeongsang-do which wis ane o aicht provinces o the kintra. The ceety an aa wis the home of the regimes in Sooth Korea's rapid economic growth period (1960's–1980's). Today, the ceety haes become ane o the major ceeties o the kintra an is makin efforts tae be the center o the fashion an hie-tech industries. Due tae its status as a cultural center, there are mony nicknames for the ceety includin "Apple's Ceety", "Bonnie's Ceety", "Textile Ceety", an "Fashion Ceety".

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  1. This romanization o the ceety's name is in McCune-Reischauer. It wis uised prior tae the offeecial adoption o the Revised Romanization bi the Sooth Korean Government in 2000.
  2. Efter Seoul, Busan, an Incheon. The 2005 census first foond that Incheon's population wis lairger than Daegu's. "행정구역(동읍면)별 인구, 가구 및 주택". National Statistical Office. 2005. Retrieved 2006-11-17. 
  3. Still, the ceety is considered as ane o the three major ceeties o the Republic o Korea, acause Incheon belangs tae the Seoul Naitional Caipital Aurie.