|— Metropolitan City —|
|Daegu Metropolitan City|
|• Revised Romanization||Daegu-gwangyeoksi|
|South Korea with Daegu highlighted|
|• Mayor||Kim Bum-il (김범일)|
|• Total||884.15 km2 (341.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,842/km2 (7,360/sq mi)|
Daegu (대구, also spelled Taegu, officially called Daegu Metropolitan City) is a city in South Korea. It is between Seoul and Busan, but is closer to Busan. Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea. About 2.4 million people live in Daegu.
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Palgong Mountain is north of Daegu. It is famous for Donghwa Temple and Gatbawi. Gatbawi is a statue of Buddha. Apsan(Ap Mountain), also called Daedeok Mountain has many well known restaurants. It is a good place to hike. Many hikers visit the Apsan Mountain. The downtown area of Daegu is Dongseongro. There is a festival every year in June. It also is the shopping center of Daegu. Woobang Tower Land is an amusement park with many rides and roller coasters. Daegu is also famous for having Daegu Stadium where the World Cup tournament was held in 2002.
Daegu has a climate that is a lot like most of Korea. Summer in Daegu is hot and humid.[source?] And Daegu has a rainy season from mid-June to July.[source?] Daegu is one of the hottest cities in Korea.[source?] It is also considered cold in the winter time compared to other cities.[source?] This type of climate is made by many mountains that go around the city like a wall.
Daegu was the known for apples in Korea before 1990. Daegu has a famous herbal medicine market. It is downtown. The textile (cloth) industry has flourished since the 1960s. People in Daegu enjoy spicy food. One example is ddeokbokki. Ddeokboki is a Korean rice cake with spicy red pepper sauce and vegetables. Foods in Daegu are usually more spicy and salty than in other cities.