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Gyeonggi Province

Gyeonggi Province at a Glance

Jeju-island at a Glance
Area (2008) 10,186km2
- 10.2% of gross national area (17 times larger than Seoul)
- Area equivalent to 1/4 of Netherlands or 10 times Hong Kong
Population (2008) 11,549,091 residents
- 22.7% of total national population
- 214,000 resident foreign national (about 30% of the national total)
- Largest local government (Seoul is 2nd)
- Population equivalent to that of Belgium or Portugal
- Economically Active Population: 5.6 million (23.4% of national total)
Climate August is the hottest month (20ºC to 26ºC);
January is the coldest month (-5ºC to 5ºC)
Economic Scale (2006) USD 182.3 billion
- Equivalent to 35th position among 181 countries worldwide
(USD 190 billion Hong Kong, USD 182 billion Venezuela)
Provincial Government Budget (2007) KRW 28.8 trillion
- 20% of total national budget (KRW 143.7 trillion)
Trade Surplus (2006) USD 3.4 billion
- Export: USD 63.2 billion (13.6% year-on-year increase)
- Import: USD 59.8 billion (16.3% year-on-year increase)
Trade Scale (2006) USD 132.5 billion
- Equivalent to 38th position among 181 countries worldwide
Trade Surplus (2006) 30% of total national value
- USD 22.4 billion from 128 foreign enterprises

* ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE OF KOREA

  - Accounts for 20.3% of Korea’s total GDP and 19.4% of Korea’s international trade
- More than 37,000 small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises
- Economically active population of 5.45 million
- Accounts for approximately one-third of South Korea’s companies, workforce, and manufacturing
- Home to major Korean corporations including Samsung, LG, and Hyundai-Kia
- Accounts for more than 40% of knowledge-based industry manufacturing and 50% of related R&D spending in Korea
- More than 60 universities and 2,800 private R&D institutes situated in Gyeonggi
- Gyeonggi-Seoul-Incheon Metropolitan Area is home to approximately half of Korea’s total population
- Access to two airports: Incheon International Airport & Gimpo International Airport
- Access to two seaports: Incheon Port & Pyeongtaek Port
- Highly developed road and railway systems: rail links to be developed through North Korea to Asia and Europe

Highly developed road and railway systems