Gwangju

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Gwangju Metropolitican City

광주광역시

光州廣域市
Gwangju Metropolitican City
  transcription(s)
 • Hangul광주광역시
 • Hanja光州廣域市
 • Revised RomanizationGwangju Gwangyeoksi
 • McCune-ReischauerKwangju 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
RegionHonamnam
Districts5
Area
 • Total501.24 km2 (193.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total1,471,819
 • Density2,970/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Jeolla
FlowerRoyal Azalea
BirdDove

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.