Daegu’s Place within Korea
Daegu is the third largest city in Korea and home to over 2.5 million friendly citizens. Located in Korea’s southeast, Daegu is kept busy with visitors coming to its international airport and 3 railroads, including the high-speed KTX. Additionally, the city is a vital traffic hub in the region, connected with 7 expressways and 7 national highways.
Located in a basin surrounded by nearby Palgong and Biseul mountains, Daegu is straddled by the Sincheon River that runs through the city before meeting up with the Geumho River. Geumho River later joins into the Nakdong River, which is an abundant water resource for enhancing Daegu’s economy and its positive effects on local climate.
Climate of Daegu
As there are trees lining seemingly every street, you can feel a sense of refreshment while walking through Daegu. Daegu has since bloomed into a green, eco-friendly city, recently gaining global attention as being branded a ‘Solar City’ from the IEA.
Industry of Daegu
Although the economy is widely diversified, core businesses of Daegu include textiles, fashion, machinery, metal, and glass manufacturing industries. An expansive industry structure has taken shape through industrial structure acceleration and launching high-tech industries such as IT and BT, among others. Of late, Daegu has been centered on promoting future knowledge-based industries while building R&D infrastructure, attracting both domestic and international companies and manpower to join the city on its way forward.
Education of Daegu
Operating with the slogan “To Promote Creative and Moral Global Citizens”, Daegu is a renowned educational city, intent on constantly evolving its education environment. As a result of the dozens of world-class universities and colleges in the Daegu and Gyeongsan vicinity, various international events and conferences have been held and enhanced in our city.
Dating back to as early as the 1st century BC, people have lived in the area and historically referred to this place as ‘Dalgubeol’. However, since the 35th Gyeongduk King of the Silla Dynasty, it was branded as being ‘Daegu’, a name that has stood the test of time. During the Joseon Dynasty, there were highly spirited acts of volunteerism and community development, whenever they faced a national crisis. Since then, the strength and vigor that Daegu exhibited during hardship has been channeled into becoming the region’s role model for urban development and economic prosperity.