Gyeonggi-do has a massive urban population that’s approaching the 14 million people mark. When Seoul and neighboring city Incheon are included, cities which are inside of Gyeonggi but operate independently with metropolitan city status, the region has a whopping 25.5 million residents, one of the largest mega-metropolitan areas in the world. Its name, Gyeonggi, literally means ‘the area surrounding the capital’ which essentially translates to ‘province surrounding Seoul’.
The provincial symbols include the White Dove which symbolizes world peace and unity within Korea and the Gingko tree which symbolizes longevity with prosperity.
The largest satellite city of Seoul and the capital of Gyeonggi Province. Very modern area.
Korea’s first ‘planned’ city. Seongnam is a very modern city with a large foreign community.
A major city on the outskirts of Seoul. Home to Bukhan Mountain Fortress and 3 major universities.
A relatively new city with close to 1 million people. Home to Everland, Korea’s large amusement park.
Self proclaimed cultural center for Metropolitan Seoul. Famous for the Bucheon International Film Festival.
A large satellite city on the western coast of Gyeonggi. Connected to Seoul via Metro Subway Line 4.
Just south of central Seoul, Anyang has a very metropolitan feel. Lots of mountains nearby.
Historically important area. Home to a number of important historical and cultural assets.
Just north of Seoul, UIijeongbu is home to a number of American and Korean military bases.
A peaceful mid-sized city on the west coast of Gyeonggi. Home to a number of historical areas.
Coastal city on the southern corner of the province. Home to Camp Humphreys, the largest US base.
Not to be confused with Gwangju city in Jeollanam, Gwangju is a suburb of southeast Seoul.
A quaint satellite city of Seoul. Has subway and high speed train stops, an ideal place to travel from.
Famous for its ancient tombs and home to the Baekje-era Mountain Fortress. Very close to Seoul.
Home of the annual Namsadang Neuri Festival, Anseong is famous for their Asian pears and grapes.
Directly east of central Seoul, Hanam is a modern little city with great transportation routes.
The location of Dongducheon makes it strategically important for the defense of the capital, Seoul.
Gyeonggi’s smallest city. Home to the World Ceramic Exposition and famous for their yellow melons.
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