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Pungnammun

Date of sister city agreement: April 30, 2002
Population: 620,000
Area: 206 square kilometers

JEONJU
@Situated in the southwestern part of the Korean peninsula, Jeonju is the capital of Jeollabuk- do province. The city is the center of education, culture and economy in this area.
@With the history dating back over 1000 years, Jeonju was the capital of the late Baekje Kingdom (892- 936) during the Three Kingdoms- period. The city is also the Birthplace of Yi Seong- gye, who later founded the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Jeonjufs historical heritage, such as Pungnammun (national treasure) and the traditional houses in the hanok- village (folkloristic culture zone), is well preserved. Jeonju is regarded as one of the most historical cities in Korea.
@Jeonju is also called gthe city of taste and cultureh. It is famous for its bibimbap, one of Koreafs top three most popular dishes. Jeonjufs abundant natural products have constantly influenced Korean traditional cuisine.
@On an artistic level, Jeonju is known for its pansori (a traditional vocal narrative), considered as an important intangible cultural asset of Korea. Jeonju annually holds the Jeonju daesaseup nori, a traditional song competition, where many musicians gather from all over the country to perform plays and music.
The city also produces Korean traditional handicrafts, such as hapjukseon, (a fan made with bamboo) and hanji (handmade mulberry paper).
@On the other hand, Jeonju also hosts new events like the 2002 World Cup or the Jeonju International Film Festival. It is therefore a flourishing city, harmonizing tradition with innovation.

Exchange Activities
  • sending and receiving delegations between the two
    cities to reach the sister city agreement
  • cultural exchange of washi (handmade Japanese paper)
    and hanji (handmade Korean Paper)
  • economic exchange of food industry
  • expected: exchanges of sports and music
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ceremony of sister city agreement
Emblem of Jeonju
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