Background of relationship : Eugene first proposed establishment of the sisterhood relationship with Jinju, for the cooperative development of the two cities that have many similarities. (the first international sisterhood relationship in Korea)
The 2nd largest city in Oregon; a typical garden city; four seasons; the Willamette River crosses the city.
Educational facilities : University of Oregon
Culture & Leisure : Situated less than 30km east from the North Pacific coast, tourism and sea sports facilities are scattered across the city.
Kitami City, Hokkaido Japan
Location : Located in Hokkaido, Japan
Total area, Population : 1,430㎢, 118,000 persons
Key Industries : Processing industries including food, peppermint, onion and lumber
Background of relationship : Initially, rotary clubs of both cities started the exchange, and then, Kitami City suggested the establishment of the sisterhood relationship with Jinju.
Industrial and economic center of Ohotsuku, a planned city
Four national parks surround the city, a hub of tourism
Culture & leisure : Kitami Art & Culture Center, Bangei Racetrack, Chrysanthemums Festival In 1992, Gyeongsang National University and Kitami Institute of Technology established the sisterhood relationship.
Winnipeg City, Manitoba Canada
Location : Middle of the border area between U.S.A. and Canada, a plain area
Total area, Population : 475.2㎢, 718,000 persons
Key Industries : Agriculture (wheat)
Background of relationship: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea suggested the establishment of the sisterhood relationship between Winnipeg and Jinju in 1991.
The 8th largest Canadian city, an educational and transportational hub, the capital city of Manitoba Province
Culture & Leisure : World-renowned symphony orchestras including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra; a city famed for culture and tourism with various festivals
After one alternate visit in 1992, the exchange has been stopped.
Xian, Shanxi, China
Location : Middle of the Chinese inland / the beginning of Silk Road
Total area and population : 10,108㎢(metro area : 1,066㎢), 9.6million persons
Key industries : aviation, high-tech(electricity, electronics, software), bio industry
Matsue City, Shimane Ken, Japan
Location : In the southwestern part of Honsyu, bounded by Busan on the north through the straits of Korea
Total area, Population : 530㎢, 203,000 persons
Key Industries : Jewelry crafts, lacquer ware (special product: Lake Shinji's 7 delicacies), tourism
Background of relationship : Miyaoka Toshio, mayor of Matsue suggested establishment of the friendly relationship(autograph letter, May, 1996)
A city renowned for culture and its long history, four clear seasons
One of three major tourist attractions of Japan, center of politics, economy, culture, and transportation in Sanin region, home to Ken office
City of lakes, Lake Shinji, Lake Nakaumi, yearly visitors: about 7.5 million
Culture & Leisure : Lake Shinji , Matsue Castle, the General Culture Center, hot springs, Shimane Ken City Art Gallery, Street of Warrior's House, etc.
Zhengzhou City, Henan, China
Location : Middle of the Chinese inland, middle of the Yellow River region
Total area, Population : 7,446㎢(metro area : 1,013㎢), 9,600,000 persons
Key Industries : 6 strategic businesses including automobiles, equipment manufacturing, aluminum manufacturing, foods, medicals, IT
Background of relationship : Mayor of Zhengzhou suggested establishment of the friendly relation with Jinju, given the many similarities of the two cities as the an ancienty cities of history and culture. (autograph letter, June, 1999)
Capital of Henan, a city known for long history and a rich culture, intersection of railroads and roads that connect Beijing, Hongkong, Shanghai, and Europe
Culture & leisure : Many historical relics including Gaebong and Nakyang (Yongmun Stone Cave) are in the neighborhood; home to Sorimsa Temple- the cradle of the traditional martial arts of China
Location : Southern extremity of Western Siberia, bordering Kazakhstan
Total area, Population : 572.9㎢, 1,180,000 persons
Key Industries : Energy fuels, petrochemistry, machinery and construction
Background of relationship : Jinju city suggested cooperation through establishment of the Foundation for International Relations and Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Moscow
The main city of Omsk State
A fortified city of Russia built next to the Om river
A center of agricultural products
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Kyoto City, Japan
Location : Neighboring city of Osaka
Total area, Population : 827.90㎢, 1,468,000 persons