Updated at 2022-04-25
Gumi is another of South Korea’s major industrial production centers and is known as South Korea’s Silicon Valley. It became sister cities with Taoyuan City in 2016, and exchanges have taken place in agriculture, education, art, and sports. The gold- and silver-plated letter openers and ornaments bore witness to a football friendly between the two sides in 2017. The letter openers are in the shape of a traditional Korean hairpin. They can be used as hairpins, letter openers, or bookmarks. They are very typical South Korean cultural souvenirs.
Alliance date: Sept. 7, 2016
Area: 615 square kilometers
Main industries: the main industries are cutting-edge electronics and related machinery parts; semiconductors; and information technology.
City/region features: Gumi is a city where traditional culture and cutting-edge industries meet (it has a long history and tradition, as well as the country’s largest industrial park whose tenants include Samsung, LG, and other international companies).