Gwangju

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Gwangju Metropolitican City
광주광역시
光州廣域市
Metropolitan City
Gwangju Metropolitican City
  transcription(s)
 • Hangul 광주광역시
 • Hanja 光州廣域市
 • Revised Romanization Gwangju Gwangyeoksi
 • McCune-Reischauer Kwangju Kwangyŏksi
Skyline of Gwangju Metropolitican City
Map of South Korea with Gwangju highlighted
Map of South Korea with Gwangju highlighted
Coordinates: 35°09′34″N 126°51′09″E / 35.15944°N 126.85250°E / 35.15944; 126.85250Coordinates: 35°09′34″N 126°51′09″E / 35.15944°N 126.85250°E / 35.15944; 126.85250
Country  South Korea
Region Honamnam
Districts 5
Area
 • Total 501.24 km2 (193.53 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,471,819
 • Density 2,970/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
 • Dialect Jeolla
Flower Royal Azalea
Bird Dove

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. It is in the southwest of Korea and is the center of Honam's economy, culture, education and government.