|Daegu Metropolitan City|
Downtown Daegu, January 2003.
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Daegu, also spelled Taegu, officially called Daegu Metropolitan City, is the fourth largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South Korea. Incheon is a metropolitan city and a major seaport on the west coast of South Korea, near Seoul.  It is the capital of Gyeongsangbuk-do province, although it is not legally part of that province. Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang is a province in eastern South Korea. As with South Korea's other metropolitan cities, Daegu's government reports directly to the national government.
Throughout and before recorded history, Daegu has served as a nexus of transportation, lying as it does at the junction of the Geumho and Nakdong rivers. Throughout and before recorded history Daegu has served as a Nexus of transportation lying as it does at the junction of the Geumho and Nakdong rivers During the Joseon Dynasty, the city was the administrative, economic and cultural centre of the entire Gyeongsang region.
Archaeological investigations in the Greater Daegu area have revealed a large number of settlements and burials of the prehistoric Mumun Pottery Period (c. The Mumun pottery period is an Archaeological era in Korean prehistory that dates to approximately 1500-300 BC 1500-300 B. C. ). In fact, some of the earliest evidence of Mumun settlement in Gyeongsangdo have been excavated from Siji-dong and Seobyeon-dong . Dongcheon-dong is one of the substantial Mumun agricultural villages that have been excavated . The Dongcheon-dong site dates to the Middle Mumun (c. 850-550 B. C. ) and contains the remains of many prehistoric pit-houses and agricultural fields. Megalithic burials (dolmens) have also been found in large numbers in Daegu.
Ancient historical texts indicate that during the Proto-Three Kingdoms of Korea period, Daegu was the site of a chiefdom or walled-town polity known in historical records as Dalgubeol. Proto-Three Kingdoms of Korea refers to the period after the fall of Gojoseon and before the maturation of Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla into The first mention of Dalgubeol is dated to 261. Events By Place Roman Empire Gallienus crushes the Alamanni at Milan. We know nothing of the earlier history of Dalgubeol, and little of what came later, except that it was absorbed into the kingdom of Silla no later than the fifth century. Silla (57 BC – 935 AD was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. A number of other chiefdoms are associated with the local area such as Abdok and Abyang.
Silla defeated the other two kingdoms of the Three Kingdoms of Korea in the late 7th century, with assistance from Tang China. The Three Kingdoms of Korea ( refer to the ancient Korean kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, which dominated the Korean peninsula The Tang Dynasty ( Middle Chinese: dhɑng (June 18 618&ndashJune 4 907 was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by Shortly thereafter, in 689, Silla's King Sinmun considered moving the capital from Gyeongju to Daegu, but was unable to do so. Sinmun of Silla (r 681 - 692) was the thirty-first king of Silla, a Korean state that originated in the southwestern Korean peninsula and went Gyeongju is an administrative division of South Korea and one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea  We know of this initiative only through a single line in the Samguk Sagi, but it is presumed that it indicates both an attempt by the Silla king to augment royal authority and the entrenched resistance of the Gyeongju political elites that was the likely cause of the move's failure. Samguk Sagi ( History of the Three Kingdoms) is a historical record of the Three Kingdoms of Korea: Goguryeo, Baekje and 
In the late 1990s archaeologists excavated a large scale fortified Silla site in Dongcheon-dong, Buk-gu . The site at Locality 2 consists of the remains of 39 raised-floor buildings enclosed by a formidable ditch-and-palisade system. The excavators hypothesize that the fortified site was a permanent military encampment or barracks. Archaeologists also uncovered a large Silla village dating to the 6th to 7th centuries AD at Siji-dong .
The city was given its current name in 757. Events By Place Asia March 9 — A major Earthquake strikes Palestine and Syria.
Many artifacts of the Silla period are found on Palgongsan around Donghwasa temple in northern Daegu. Palgongsan, also Palgong Mountain, is a mountain in southeastern South Korea, lying on an outlier of the Taebaek range. Donghwasa, also Donghwa Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Jogye Order in northern Daegu, South Korea. Donghwasa itself dates from the Silla period, as does the stupa of King Minae. Minae of Silla (d 839 r 838-839 was the 44th ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla.
During the Later Three Kingdoms period, 890-935, Daegu was initially aligned with Hubaekje. The Later Three Kingdoms of Korea (892 - 936 consisted of Silla, Hubaekje ("Later Baekje " and Taebong (also known as Hugoguryeo Hubaekje, or Later Baekje, was one of the Later Three Kingdoms of Korea, along with Hugoguryeo and Silla. In 927, northern Daegu was the site of the Battle of Gong Mountain between the forces of Taebong under Wang Geon and those of Hubaekje under Gyeon Hwon. Taebong or Later Goguryeo was a state established by Gung Ye (궁예 弓裔 on the Korean peninsula in 901, during the Later Three Kingdoms Taejo of Goryeo ( January 31, 877 - July 4, 943, r 918-943 was the founder of the Goryeo Dynasty which ruled Korea from Gyeon Hwon (867?-936 reigned 900-935 was the king and founder of Hubaekje, one of the Later Three Kingdoms of Korea. In this battle, the forces of Taebong were crushed and Wang Geon himself was saved only by the heroism of his general Shin Sung-gyeom. Shin Sung-gyeom (d 927 was a Korean general during the turbulent Later Three Kingdoms period in the early 10th century However, it appears that the conduct of the Hubaekje forces at this time changed local sympathies to favor Wang Geon, who later became the king of Goryeo. The Goryeo Dynasty ( 918 - 1392) (also spelled Koryŏ was a Sovereign state established in 918 by Taejo Wang Kon.
Numerous place-names and local legends around Daegu still bear witness to the historic battle of 927. Among these are "Ansim," which literally means "peace of mind," said to be the first place where Wang Geon dared to stop after escaping the battle, and "Banwol," or half-moon, where he is said to have stopped and admired the moon before returning to Taebong. A statue commemorating the battle now stands in northern Daegu, as does a memorial to Sin Sunggyeom.
The first edition of the Tripitaka Koreana was stored in Daegu, at the temple of Buinsa. The Tripitaka Koreana (lit Goryeo Tripitaka) or Palman Daejanggyeong ("Eighty-Thousand Tripitaka "  However, this edition was destroyed when the temple was sacked in 1254, during the Mongol invasions of Korea. The Mongol invasions of Korea (1231 - 1273 consisted of a series of campaigns by the Mongol Empire against Korea, then known as Goryeo, from 1231 to 1259 
Always an important transportation center, in the Joseon Dynasty Daegu lay on the Great Yeongnam Road which ran between Seoul and Busan. The Great Yeongnam Road, or Yeongnamdaero, was one of the principal roads of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 It lay at the junction of this arterial road and the roads to Gyeongju and Jinju. Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province South Korea. It was the location of the first (1592 and second (1593 Sieges of Jinju
In 1601, Daegu became the administrative capital of Gyeongsang province, and the city has been the capital of North Gyeongsang province since that province's formation in 1896. Gyeongsang ( Gyeongsang-do) was one of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year
Daegu's first regular markets were established during the late Joseon period. The most famous of these, and the only one to still be operating, is the Yangnyeongsi herbal medicine market. This became a center of herbal trade in Joseon, and even attracted buyers from neighboring countries. Traders from Japan, who were not permitted to leave the Nakdong River valley, hired messengers to visit the market on their behalf. The Nakdong River ( Rakdong in North Korean is the longest River in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and
Korea began to open to the world in the late 19th century. In 1895, Daegu became the site of one of the country's first modern post offices, as part of the reforms pushed by the Japanese after the murder of Queen Min. A post office is a facility authorized by a Postal system for the posting receipt sorting handling transmission or delivery of Mail. Empress Myeongseong ( October 19, 1851 &ndash October 8, 1895) was the first official wife of King Gojong, the 26th king of the 
Beginning in the late 1890s, many Japanese merchants and workers came to Daegu, which lay on the newly-constructed Gyeongbu Line railroad connecting Seoul and Busan. The Gyeongbu Line ( Gyeongbuseon) is the most important Railway line in South Korea and one of the oldest constructed by Japan in 1905 connecting
In 1905, the old fortress wall was surreptitiously destroyed. Only one portion of this, the First Yeongnam Gate, remains, standing now in Dalseong Park. The rest of the fortress wall is remembered only through the names such as the streets Dongseongno and Bukseongno, "east fortress street" and "north fortress street," which now run where the wall once stood, and Seomun Market which once stood at the city's west gate. Seomun Market is the largest Korean traditional market in Daegu, South Korea, containing more than 4000 shops
The Korean independence movements were active in Daegu. The Korean independence movement grew out the Japanese occupation of Korea from 1910-1945 These began as early as 1898, when a branch of the Independence Club was established in the city. The Independence Club was founded through the initiative of Philip Jaisohn on July 2 1896 by the Korean Ministry of Foreign affairs  As the demise of the Korean Empire approached in 1907, local citizens led by Seo Sang-don organized the National Debt Repayment Movement. The Korean Empire was a former small empire of Korea that lasted from the Gwangmu Restoration of 1897 until Japan 's annexation of Korea in 1910 Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The National Debt Repayment Movement was a movement by the people of the Korean Empire to repay their country's debt through collecting individual donations This movement spread nationwide, although it was unsuccessful in its attempt to repay the country's debt through individual donations. Resistance activities continued after the 1910 annexation, notably during the March 1st movement of 1919. The March First Movement, or Samil Movement, was one of the earliest displays of Korean independence movements during the Japanese occupation of Korea At that time, four major demonstrations took place in Daegu, involving an estimated 23,000 people. 
The end of Japanese rule in 1945 brought years of turbulent change to Daegu. Under the USAMGIK provisional military government and the subsequent First Republic, Daegu was a hotbed of unrest. The United States Army Military Government in Korea, also known as USAMGIK, was the official ruling body of the southern half of the Korean Peninsula from The First Republic of South Korea was South Korea's first independent government ruling the country from 1948 to 1960 In October 1946, the Daegu uprising took place, one of the most serious incidents of unrest during US military rule, where police attempts to control rioters on October 1 caused the death of three student demonstrators and injuries to many others, sparking a mass counter-attack killing 38 policemen. Events 331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela. It was also the site of major demonstrations on February 28, 1960, prior to the fraudulent presidential election of that year. Events 202 BC - coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty 's rule Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
Daegu and all of North Gyeongsang saw heavy guerrilla activity in the late 1940s, as thousands of refugees arrived from the fighting in Jeolla.  In November 1948, a unit in Daegu joined the mutiny which had begun in Yeosu the previous month. Yeosu ( Yeosu-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province South Korea. 
During the Korean War, much heavy fighting occurred nearby along the Nakdong River. The Korean War refers to a period of military conflict between North Korean and South Korean regimes with major hostilities lasting from June 25 1950 until the The Nakdong River ( Rakdong in North Korean is the longest River in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and Daegu sat inside the Pusan Perimeter, however, and therefore remained in South Korean hands throughout the war. The Battle of Pusan Perimeter was fought in August and September 1950 between United Nations Command forces combined with South Korean forces and the forces of As in many other areas during the Korean War, political killings of dissenters were widespread. Extrajudicial punishment is Punishment by the state or some other official authority without the permission of a Court or legal authority
In the second half of the twentieth century, the city underwent explosive growth, and the population has increased more than tenfold since the end of the Korean War. The city was heavily politically favored during the long military dictatorship of Park Chung-hee, when it and the surrounding area served as his political base. Park Chung-hee ( November 14, 1917 – October 26, 1979) was a former ROK Army general and the autocratic dictator of the Republic Conservative political movements remain powerful in Daegu today. Daegu is a political base for Korea's ruling Grand National Party.
In the 1980s, Daegu became a separately administered provincial-level Directly Governed City (Jikhalsi), and was redesignated as a Metropolitan City (Gwangyeoksi) in 1995. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. In North and South Korea, Special Cities Metropolitan Cities and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces In North and South Korea, Special Cities Metropolitan Cities and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995
On February 18, 2003, a mentally ill man set fire to a train of the Daegu Metropolitan Subway stopped at Jungangno station. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Daegu Metropolitan Subway serves the South Korean city of Daegu. The resulting blaze killed nearly 200 people, making the Daegu subway fire one of the worst disasters in South Korea since the end of the Korean War. The Daegu subway fire of February 18, 2003 killed at least 198 people and injured at least 147
Today, Daegu is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Korea with respect to both population and commerce. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central
Daegu sits in a basin surrounded by low mountains. Palgong-san to the north, Biseul-san to the south, the foothills of Gaya-san to the west, and a series of smaller hills in the east. Palgongsan, also Palgong Mountain, is a mountain in southeastern South Korea, lying on an outlier of the Taebaek range.
The Geumho River flows along the northern and eastern edges of the city, emptying in the Nakdong River west of the city. The Geumho River flows through North Gyeongsang Province South Korea, and drains into the Nakdong River.
Because it is located in a basin, the climate of Daegu is hotter than the rest of Korea during the summer. The mountains that comprise the basin trap hot and humid air. Similarly, in winter, cold air lies in the basin. The area receives little precipitation except during the rainy season of summer, and is sunny throughout much of the year. Data gathered since 1961 indicate that the mean temperature for January, the coldest month in Daegu, is -0. 7°C and that for August, the warmest month, is 26. 3°C. The City's lowest record temperature was -20. 2°C. And the City's highest record temperature was 40. 0°C. 
|Weather averages for Daegu, South Korea|
|Average high °C (°F)||4 (39)||6 (42)||11 (51)||18 (64)||24 (75)||27 (80)||30 (86)||31 (87)||26 (78)||21 (69)||13 (55)||6 (42)||18 (64)|
|Average low °C (°F)||-5 (23)||-3 (26)||0 (32)||6 (42)||11 (51)||16 (60)||21 (69)||22 (71)||16 (60)||9 (48)||2 (35)||-3 (26)||7 (44)|
|Precipitation cm (inches)||2. In Meteorology, precipitation (also known as one class of hydrometeors, which are atmospheric water phenomena is any product of the condensation of atmospheric 0 (0. 8)||2. 6 (1. 0)||4. 5 (1. 8)||7. 3 (2. 9)||7. 2 (2. 8)||13. 1 (5. 1)||21. 4 (8. 4)||17. 3 (6. 8)||13. 5 (5. 3)||4. 2 (1. 7)||3. 3 (1. 3)||1. 9 (0. 8)||98. 2 (38. 6)|
|Source: Weatherbase Feb 2007|
Daegu is divided into 7 wards ("Gu") and 1 county ("Gun").
The major industries of Daegu are textiles, metals and machineries. Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. More specifically it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated Buk-gu is a district in northwestern Daegu, South Korea. It adjoins Chilgok County on the north Dalseo-gu is a district in western Daegu, South Korea. It borders Dalseong-gun on the north south and west and Seo-gu and Nam-gu Dong-gu is a gu (district in northeastern Daegu, South Korea. Jung-gu is a ''gu'', or district covering the downtown area Daegu, South Korea. Nam-gu is a district in central Daegu. It borders Dalseong-gun to the south Dalseo-gu to the west Seo-gu to the northwest Jung-gu Seo-gu is a ''gu'', or district in western Daegu, South Korea. Suseong-gu is a ''gu'', or district in southeastern Daegu, South Korea. Dalseong-gun or Dalseong County is a ''gun'' occupying much of south and western Daegu, South Korea. A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. The M acro E xpansion T emplate A ttribute L anguage complements TAL, providing macros which allow the reuse of code across A machine is any device that uses Energy to perform some activity The quality of the apples grown around Daegu is renowned around East Asia. The apple is the pomaceous Fruit of the apple tree Species Malus domestica in the Rose family Rosaceae. Beginning in the late 1990s the central and local government, using a model loosely based on the Italian city of Milan, actively attempted to develop Daegu's textile and clothing manufacturing industries under the 'Daegu:Fashion City'. Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. Some eyewear industry-related enterprises and automotive parts manufacturers have established themselves.
There are five universities in Daegu, including Kyungpook National University . Kyungpook National University (경북대학교 is a leading national university in South Korean located in Daegu, South Korea. It was founded in 1946 and is one of the most recognized and highly ranked national universities in Korea along with Seoul National University and Pusan National University. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Seoul National University ( SNU) is a national Research university in Seoul, South Korea. Pusan National University (PNU (also called Busan National University is one of the leading national universities in South Korea. Yeungnam University, located in nearby Gyeongsan, is one of the most prestigious private universities in Korea outside of the city of Seoul along with Keimyung University in Daegu and Dong-A University in Busan. Yeungnam University is one of the largest universities in South Korea outside of Seoul. Founded in 1954 by the leaders of the Northern Presbyterian Church of the U Dong-A University is a major private university in Korea The university's campuses are based in Greater Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea. The Yeungnam University Museum is the largest university museum in Korea. There are some smaller post-secondary institutions such as Daegu University and many technical and professional colleges.
Traditionally, people from Daegu have been seen as conservative, modest, hard working, and patient.
Daegu is known as the home of Korean baseball. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each The Samsung Lions were once again victorious in the Korean Series in 2006. Samsung Lions ( is a Korean professional Baseball team founded in 1982. Before the advent of the professional leagues, its high school teams were avidly followed. Korea's only domed baseball stadium is under construction in Daegu. The city was a co-host of the 2002 FIFA World Cup soccer game. The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered A new football stadium was built for the event.
Traditionally Buddhism was strong; today there are still many temples. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Confucianism was popular in Daegu, with a large academy based in the city. Korean Confucianism is the form of Confucianism developed in Korea. Christianity has gained its ground, and churches make up one of its cityscapes today. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings
Because of the city's rapid growth, the architecture is generally functional and uniform. The term architecture (from Greek αρχιτεκτονικήarchitektoniki) can be used to mean a process a profession or documentation Some exceptions do exist in older buildings, and in some of the newest, such as Dongdaegu Station, and the Exco building. Dongdaegu Station, meaning "East Daegu Station" is a railway station in Daegu, South Korea. The Executive Council of Hong Kong ( ExCo,) is an organ in the Executive branch of the political structure of Hong Kong.
On March 27, 2007, Daegu was selected as the host city for the 2011 athletics World Championships. Daegu competed with cities such as Brisbane, Australia to earn the votes of the IAAF Council. Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. South Korea may propose fielding a united team with North Korea at the event.
Daegu has a number of popular parks including Apsan, Palgongsan, Dalseong, and Duryu Parks. This is a list of parks in Daegu, South Korea. See also List of parks in Seoul Geography of South Korea Apsan is a mountain that has many trails, Buddhist temples, a Korean War museum, and a gondola ride to the peak. Apsan Park is a large wilderness park located in the south of Daegu, South Korea. Korean Buddhism is distinguished from other forms of Buddhism by its attempt to resolve what it sees as inconsistencies in Mahayana Buddhism Palgongsan houses many historic Buddhist temples including Pagyesa and Donghwasa. Palgongsan, also Palgong Mountain, is a mountain in southeastern South Korea, lying on an outlier of the Taebaek range. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Donghwasa, also Donghwa Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Jogye Order in northern Daegu, South Korea. Dalseong Park sits inside a 1500-year-old earth fortress. Duryu Park has many walking trails, sports facilities, and a large amusement park. Additionally, the Woobang Tower is located in the park at the summit of Duryu Mountain (131 m above sea level).
Nearby tourist attractions include Haeinsa—a Buddhist temple that houses the Tripitaka Koreana (a woodblock edition of the Tripitaka and one of the world's oldest extant complete collections of the Buddhist scriptures)&mdash. Haeinsa (Temple of Reflection on a Smooth Sea is one of the foremost Chogye Buddhist temples in South Korea. Korean Buddhism is distinguished from other forms of Buddhism by its attempt to resolve what it sees as inconsistencies in Mahayana Buddhism The Tripitaka Koreana (lit Goryeo Tripitaka) or Palman Daejanggyeong ("Eighty-Thousand Tripitaka " The Tripiṭaka ( Sanskrit; Devanagari: त्रिपिटक lit Haeinsa is located in Gayasan National Park. The historic city of Gyeongju, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla is located southeast of Daegu. Gyeongju is an administrative division of South Korea and one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea Silla (57 BC – 935 AD was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.
Daegu hosts three American military bases, Camp Walker, Camp Henry and Camp George, the latter which houses Taegu American School (primarily for children of military personnel). The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Although non-military families can enroll their children at the school, most either home-school their children or send them to a small Christian private school which teaches about 25 children near the central business district of Daegu.
Daegu is a home of Samsung Lions, a professional baseball club, which is belongs to Korean Baseball Organization. The Korea Baseball Organization ( KBO) of South Korea is the country's Professional baseball league
Daegu is home to the KBL Basketball team Dongyang Orions.
Daegu is also home to the K-League soccer club Daegu FC. Establishment The K-League was founded in 1983 as the Korean Super League, with five member clubs Daegu FC was founded as a community team at the end of 2002 in the Korean city of Daegu, and made their K-League debut in 2003.
Daegu FC is one of the best citizen soccer teams in Korea.
The 2011 World Championships in Athletics will be host by Daegu. The 13th World Championships in Athletics will be held in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea.
Shopping is centered in the central business district. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city There is a main shopping district which is called Dongseongno. There are also a number of department stores. Many of these belong to national or multinational chains, but the local Debec department store also operates two branches.
Daegu's population is quite homogeneous with few immigrants. A number of immigrants from South and Southeast Asia work in automotive-parts factories on the city's west side. In addition, there is a small group of English-speaking Westerners working in the many English schools. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The American military bases are also home to several thousand Americans. Recently many Chinese students have begun studying Korean at universities in Daegu, and there is an increasing number of graduate and post-graduate students from other Asian countries. As elsewhere in Korea, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Western food is most common but recently Indian and Russian foods have become available.
There are two types of buses which are local and limited express. Limited express buses have more seats, but often passengers are required to stand. As of 2008, Local bus costs 1100 won, Limited express bus costs 1500 won. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Discounted fare is available with a prepaid card. For the local bus is available at 950 won and for the limited express at 1300 won.
Bus route numbers are made up with 3 digits, each number indicates the area that bus serves. For example, number 407 bus runs from zone four, to zone zero, and then to zone seven. Other routes, usually circular, are named for the districts they serve and numbered 1 through 3. Seven bus maps, one for each gu and also Dalseong gun are available at tourist information centres, unfortunately only in Korean.
Also, there are two subway lines, and the third line is underconstruction. Daegu Metropolitan Subway serves the South Korean city of Daegu. Fare is 1100 won on distance and 950 won with a prepaid card. There is a free interchange scheme between the metro and bus within an hour of first use for the prepaid card users.
Traffic is generally very heavy. However, Daegu's major boulevards handle fairly high volumes of traffic without too much trouble.
Daegu is served by Daegu Airport (international/domestic) located in northeastern Daegu, and also by the KTX highspeed train at Dongdaegu Station, which was re-opened in 2004 after extensive renovations. Daegu Airport ( Hangul: 대구국제공항; Hanja: 大邱國際空港; Revised Romanization: Daegu Gukje Gonghang; The Korea Train eXpress ( KTX) is South Korea 's High-speed rail system Dongdaegu Station, meaning "East Daegu Station" is a railway station in Daegu, South Korea.
Saemaul and Mugunghwa trains depart from Daegu Station, an all-new building with cinemas, restaurants and a Lotte Department Store, located near the city centre. Lotte Department Store ( Hangul:롯데백화점 Kana:ロッテ百貨店 is a Korean Retail company established in 1979 and headquartered in
Famous people born in Daegu include former president Roh Tae-woo, first lady Kim ok-sook, Politician Park geun-hye, Daewoo Group founder Kim Woo Joong, actresses Son Ye-jin and Lee Jung-hyun, and a living legend actor Shin sung-il. Almaty ( Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata ( Алма-Ата) also Verniy, (Верный is the largest city in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, also Kazakstan ( Қазақстан, Qazaqstan, qɑzɑqˈstɑn Казахстан, Kazakhstán,) officially the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Japanese city of ( is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, the largest of Japan 's For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Minas Gerais is one of the 26 states of Brazil, the second most populous and fourth largest by area in the federation |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Saint Petersburg ( tr: Sankt-Peterburg,) is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Shenyang ( Ch: 沈阳 pinyin Shěnyáng, or Mukden ( in Manchu) is a Sub-provincial city and capital of Liaoning China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National The state of Bulgaria (България transliterated bg-Latn ''Balgaria'' The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name language and alphabet of the First Bulgarian Roh Tae-woo (born December 4, 1932 in Daegu, South Korea) is a former ROK Army general and politician Kim Woo-choong was the founder and former chairman of the Daewoo Group. Son Ye-jin (born Son Yeon-jin, January 11, 1982 in Daegu, South Korea) is a South Korean actress Lee Jung-hyun (born March 13 1980 in Daegu, South Korea) is a Korean pop Singer and Actress. For many years in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, most winners of the Miss Korea beauty pageant came from Daegu. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 One of Korea's most well-known corporations, Samsung Group, was founded in Daegu in 1938. The Samsung Group ( Korean:, Samsung Guerup) is South Korea 's largest company or Chaebol and the world's largest conglomerate