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About Gwangmyeong
Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do
Establishment of Sisterhood Relationship: April 18, 2008
Current status
Location: 15, Sicheong-gil, Jecheon, Chungbuk (12-2, Cheonnam-dong)
Tel: 043 - 645 - 7101
Area: 882.47 ㎢
Population: 138,920 residents / 50,763 households
Symbols: Flower – Forsythia, Tree – Zelkova, Bird: Pigeon
Budget : 334.7 billion won (273.9 billion won for general accounting, 60.8 billion won for special accounting)
Administrative Districts: 1 eup, 7 myeons and 9 dongs
Features
Jecheon is in the middle of the Charyeong Mountains and the Sobaek Mountains on the northern region of Chungcheongbuk-do. It borders Danyang-gun on the east, Chungju on the west, Mungyeong on the south and Wonju and Yeongwol-gun on the north. It has a beautiful environment harmonizing Mt. Worak National Park and Cheongpung Lake. It is a promising city for cultural tourism because of its good transportation network enabling easy access to other regions.
History of Sisterhood Relationship

May 2, 2007:

Jecheon officials visited Gwangmyeong for working-level discussion.

Sounded off the opinions on the sisterhood relationship between Gwangmyeong and Jecheon.

Aug. 9, 2007:

Gwangmyeong Municipal Boys and Girls Choir visited Jecheon, Chungbuk.

Opening performance for the 3rd Chungbuk Jecheon International Film Music Festival

Sep. 16, 2007:

Jecheon Drum Dance Troupe visited Gwangmyeong

Performance in 2007 Gureumsan Art Festival

Feb. 28, 2008:

Jecheon officials visited Gwangmyeong for working-level discussion

Discussed the execution of sisterhood relationship agreement in detail.

March 18, 2008:

Sent a letter of proposal on the sisterhood relationship (Gwangmyeong to Jecheon)

April 18, 2008:

Executed the sisterhood relationship agreement between Gwangmyeong and Jecheon

Exchange Activities

May 16, 2008:

Deputy Mayor of Jecheon attended the opening ceremony of Life-long Learning Festival

July 12-13, 2008:

Friendly exchange riding of Bicycle Clubs between Gwangmyeong and Jecheon

Aug.19, 2008:

Participated in the closing ceremony in Jecheon International Film Music Festival.

Oct.10, 2008:

Jecheon Delegation attended the opening ceremony of Gwangmyeong Music Festival.

Oct. 23, 2008:

Participated in “Jecheon 5-day Market Experience Program” of sister city

Visitor :Gwangmyeong Office of Saemaeul Undong Center and 3 other organizations.

Nov. 15, 2008:

Jecheon public officials’ Soccer Team visited to play a soccer game with Gwangmyeong public officials’ soccer team

May 22-24, 2009:

Jecheon delegation attended 2009 Gwangmyeong Citizens’ Health Festival.

July 21, 2009:

Mayor of Gwangmyeong conferred the letter of appointment to the advisors for World Oriental Medicine-Bio Expo, Jecheon.

Aug. 11-13, 2009:

Youth exchange program between Gwangmyeong and Jecheon.

34 teenagers and 5 leaders

Jecheon culture and history exploration, creative and cultural experience programs.

Major Exchanges
Mutual friendship exchange visit (8 times)
Private exchange in sports and culture (9 times)
Youth’s mutual exchange on regular visit (4 times)