Congress Report
Photo: Gyeongju City, Republic of Korea
Gyeongju City

Head of City Government

Mayor Joo, Nak-young
Assumed the mayoralty in July, 2022 (second term) 




1,324.82㎢ (in 2022)


247,489 (in 2023)
Male 123,906 Female 123,863


11 trillion 434.2 billion KRW (in 2021)
GDP per capita 45.39 million KRW (in 2021)

Upper tier

Gyeongsangbuk-do Province

Geographic features

Located in the southeastern part of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. Has four distinct seasons with wide different temperature gap due to the influence of the continental climate. The inland area is a basin and the heat is more severe than the coastal area. The average annual temperature is 12.5℃ and the rainfall is 1,157mm.

Main industries

Tourism, Automotive-related Industries, Machinery and Metalworking Industry, Agricultural & Livestock Industries



City Tree: Pine Tree, City Flower: Forsythia
City Bird: Magpie, City Stars: Mizar of the Big Dipper

Number of Tourists

47,680,700 (number of domestic tourists)
49,200(number of foreign tourists in 2023) 


Administrative divisions

4 Eups, 8 Myeons and 11 Dongs in Gyeongju City

Official website

Sources: “Status and Tasks” of Gyeongju City, the manuscript for the 1st East Asian Local Governments Convention, Gyeongju City Website

(As of March, 2024)