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Daegu

대구
Daegu Metropolitan Ceety
  transcription(s)
 • Hangul대구
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationDaegu-gwangyeoksi
 • McCune-ReischauerTaegu-kwangyŏksi
Map o Sooth Korea wi Daegu heichlichtit
Map o Sooth Korea wi Daegu heichlichtit
Kintra Sooth Korea
RegionYeongnam
Destricts7
Govrenment
 • MayorKim Bum-il (김범일)
Area
 • Total884.10 km2 (341.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot2,446,418
 • Density2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang
FlowerMagnolia
TreeFir
BirdEagle
Wabsteiddaegu.go.kr (in Inglis)

Daegu (Korean pronunciation: [tɛɡu]), forbye kent as Taegu,[1] an offeecially the Daegu Metropolitan Ceety, is the third lairgest metropolitan aurie in Sooth Korea, an bi ceety leemits, 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, tho it isnae legally pairt o the province. Thir 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 inby frae seacoast, near the Geumho River an its mainstream, Nakdong River in Gyeongsang-do, forbye cried the Yeongnam region. The Daegu basin, whaur the ceety lees, is the middle pairt an rare plain o that region. It made the ceety the region's centre o politics, economy, an cultur.

In auncient times, Daegu wis pairt o the Silla Kinrick that unified the Korean Peninsula first, an in the Joseon Dynasty period, it wis the caipital o Gyeongsang-do whilk wis ane o aicht provinces o the kintra. The ceety itsel wis the hame o the regimes in Sooth Korea's swith economic growthe period (1960's–1980's). The day, the ceety haes acome ane o the major ceeties o the kintra an is makkin efforts tae be the centre o the fashion an hie-tech industries. Due tae its status as a cultural center, thare mony eiknames for the ceety includin "Apple's Ceety", "Bonnie's Ceety", "Textile Ceety", an "Fashion Ceety".

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. This romanization o the ceety's name is in McCune-Reischauer. It wis uised afore 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.