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Gimcheon

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Gimcheon is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is situated on the major land transportation routes between Seoul and Busan, namely the Gyeongbu Expressway and Gyeongbu Line railway.In ancient times, Gimcheon was famous for its three mountains and two rivers . During the Chosun Dynasty, Gimcheon had one out five largest markets in the region. The town has also served as the gateway and traffic hub of the Yeongnam region and is particularly proud of its patriots, history and conservative lifestyle.The city brand slogan of Gimcheon city is 'Central Gimcheon', a recognition of the fact that it is situated almost at the center of Korea.Symbols of the city: Bird – Common Heron. The birds build nests in tall trees and breed from April through July. Flower – Plum Flower. Dicotyledonous plant, deciduous tree of the rose order and family. Tree – Pine. Gymnosperm, strobilaceous evergreen, acicular tree of the pine tree family.History Samhan Period : called Gammun-guk, Jujoma-guk Three kingdoms : Silla united Gammun-guk and Jujoma-guk and established Gammunju Unified Silla : Gammunju was renamed as Gaeryeonggun. Gimsanhyeon, Jiryehyeon, Eomohyeon and Mupunghyeon were placed. Goryeo Period : Gaeryeonggun was changed into Gaeryeonghyeon. Gimsanhyeon and Jiryehyeon were included into Gyeongsanbu. Joseon Period Gimsanhyeon and Eomohyeon were united into Gimsangun.Jiryehyeon was promoted to Jiryegun and Gaeryeonghyeon to Gaeryeonggun. 1914 Gimsan, Jirye (except Gilbangri Jeungsanmyeon), Gaeryeonggun and Singokmyeon of Seongju were united into Gimcheongun(20myeons). 1917 : Gimcheonmyeon was promoted to Gimcheon special myeon. 1931 : Gimcheon special myeon was promoted to Gimcheoneup ( 1eup, 15 myeons). 1949 : Gimcheoneup was promoted to Gimcheon city, Gimcheongun wa renamed geumneunggun. 1983 : 4 ris of Geumneunggun were included into Gimcheon city. 2 ris of geumneunggun were included into Seonsangun. 1998 : arrangement of 13-dongs in Gimcheon city into 9-dongs (1-eup, 14-myeons, 9-dongs), arrangement of 9-dongs in Gimcheon city into 8-dongs (1-eup, 14-myeons, 8-dongs).
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