Updated at 2023-05-23
The Korean National Sports Festival is the largest and most historic sports event in South Korea. Competitions are divided into High School, College, and Regular Divisions and have expanded from solely being a baseball tournament 100 years ago to an all-encompassing sporting event today. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, marking the first cancellation since the Korean War in 1950. Its mascots, Saeromi and Haengboki, are based on the motif “New Wind, Happy Gyeongbuk.”
Agreement 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).