Sisterhood Relationship City


  • 트위터(sns)바로가기
  • 페이스북(sns)바로가기
  • 프린트
Sisterhood Relationship City

Glendale, California, USA

  • Area: 79.4㎢
  • Population: 207,000 persons
  • Educational institution:1 community college, 30 elementary schools, middle schools and high schools
  • Major institutions: Large shopping malls such as Galleria, Americana at Brand, etc.
  • Special features: Comfort women statue located, home of many Koreans
  • Status on exchanges
Exchange status
Date Contents
2010.8.24. U.S. delegation visited Korea, Cinepolis project explained and sisterhood relationship signing agreed
2010.9.17. Gimpo municipal assembly approved the signing of a sisterhood relationship with the City of Glendale, U.S.
2010.9.24. Gimpo delegation officially invited (received an invitation letter) for signing of the sisterhood relationship
2010.9.30. Gimpo delegation visited U.S., sisterhood relationship between Gimpo and Glendale signed
2010.10.5. U.S. delegation visited Korea, discussed on friendly exchanges
2011. 3. 8. MOU signed between City of Gimpo and Glendale College on special admissions into Glendale College for high school graduates in Gimpo
2011.10.4 Gimpo’s overseas training group of 40 members visited U.S. for friendly exchanges
2012.4.3 Glendale mayor Laura Freidman visited.- friendship exchanges, 3persons
2014.3.12 Laura Friedman, then-mayor of Glendale, and 2 others visited Gimpo for friendly exchanges
2014.4.25 Sent an appreciation letter for Glendale’s protection of the comfort women statue
2014.11.20 Zareh Sinanyan, then-mayor of Glendale, visited Gimpo
2015.3.3~3.27 Various works invited to be exhibited at the 3rd commemorating ceremony for Comfort Women Day in Glendale
2015.7.31~8.8 Gimpo delegation attended the commemorating ceremony for Comfort Women Day in Glendale
2015.10.20 Ara Najarian, current mayor of Glendale, visited Gimpo
2015.11.10~12.4 Various works invited to be exhibited at the 4th commemorating ceremony for Comfort Women Day in Glendale
2016.7.27 Sent a congratulatory letter to the 5th commemorating ceremony for Comfort Women Day in Glendale

Sangju city, Gyeongsangbuk-do

  • Area: 1,254km (twice as large as Seoul, 6th largest in the nation)
  • Population: 103,346 people
  • Educational institution: 58 schools (28 elementary schools, 18 middle schools, 10 high schools, 1 university, 1 special                                            school)
  • Date of agreement: July 22, 2011
  • Exchange status
Exchange status
Date Contents
2011. 4. 27
  • Mayor of Sangju visited Gimpo and discussed signing of a sisterhood relationship
  • Two cities agreed in principle on the signing of a sisterhood relationship
2011.5.17 Reported in advance to the Gimpo municipal assembly on the promotion of a sisterhood relationship
Reported (discussed) in advance on the sisterhood relationship
2011.5.19
  • Held business consultation for the sisterhood [Gimpo Administration Department, 4 participants (employees responsible for administration and tasks for both cities)]
  • Discussed on the schedule for the sisterhood relationship signing ceremony – location of the ceremony is Sangju City Hall, discussion on practical ways of exchange after the ceremony, etc.
2011.7.22
  • Held the sisterhood relationship signing ceremony (Large conference room in Sangju City Hall, 43 attendees)
Sister relationship signing ceremony, commemoration planting, luncheon, visiting major workplaces
2011.8.2 Delivered care goods for damages from flood (fifty 10 kg-bags of rice) (Sangju⇒Gimpo)with the 14 attendees: 7 from Sangju including director of Sangju Economy Development Department, 7 from Gimpo including the mayor of Gimpo
2011.9.20 13 municipal assemblymen of Gimpo visited Sangju municipal assembly
2011.10.12 Congratulated Sangju Citizens Day and Persimmon Festival (Gimpo⇒Sangju)
2012.4.25 35 people including private monitoring personnel from Sangju visited Gimpo City Hall’s civil affairs office, etc.
2012.5.1 Condoled the deaths of female cyclists sponsored by Sangju
2012.5.10 25 people including Saemaeul Traffic Service corps from Sangju visited Gimpo’s Gyeongin Ara Waterway, etc.
2012.10.12 Congratulated Sangju’s Persimmon Festival
2013. 4. 19 Held an open direct trading market for Sangju’s produce in Gimpo Cheongsong Village
2014. 7. 1 Congratulated the inauguration of the 6th popularly elected mayor
2014. 10.12 Congratulated Sangju Citizens Day
2015.10.11 Congratulated Sangju Citizens Day
2016.10.9 Congratulated Sangju Citizens Day

Haenam-gun, Jeollanam-do

  • Area: 1,005.8㎢ (8.2% of Jeollanam-do)
  • Population: 78,900 persons
  • Educational institution: 44 (27 Elementary schools, 11 Middle schools, 6 High schools)
  • Date of Agreement: May 30, 2012
  • Exchange status
Exchange status
Date Contents
2012.5. 30
  • Signing Ceremony implemented
  • Location: Gimpo city hall, conference room

    Attendees: 67 persons  Haenam-gun 32 persons (Gun head, 3 Gun-councilors, 5 Gun-managers, 4 Journalists, 8 Agency heads, others)  Gimpo-city 35 persons (Mayor, 2 Councilors, 6 City-hall managers, 5 Journalists, 8 Agency heads 8, 3 hometown members, others)

  • Contents: Visited major business areas (Eco-center-Aegibong), Dinner, Signing ceremony, Commemorative planting, Luncheon
2012. 8.31  Support for Hanam-gun typhoon damage (6,000 bottles Geumbit water, 12 million won worth of goods including Water, Ramen, etc.)
2012.11.16 Visited Haenam-gun, 24 persons (Mayor, Journalists, Agency heads, etc.) Visited major business areas, Discussed plan of exchange, etc.
2014. 4.14 Visited Haenam County, discusses exchange activation plan
2014. 7.10 Celebrated the inauguration of the sixth governor elected by popular vote
2014.11. 1 Carried out ta joint performance between Haenam Woosooyoung Ganggang Sulrae Preservation Association (Intangible Cultural Asset) and Tongjin Dure Nori (Cultural exchange, Sawoo Plaza)

Heze, China

  • Area: 12,239 ㎢
  • Population: 9,390,000
  • Educational Establishments: 3 Universities, 2,670 elementary, middle and high schools
  • Major Facilities: 225 hospitals and sanitary facilities, 9 libraries, 10 art centers
  • Characteristics: Located in the southwestern part of Shandong Province; surrounded by Jiangsu Province, Henan Province and Anhui Province
  • Sisterhood Relationship: 2006. 2. 15
  • Major Exchanges: Civil servant exchange (3 times), youth cultural exchange, etc.
  • Exchange Status
Exchange status
Date Contents
2004. 7.14 Heze’s Deputy Mayor Jo Yun-jeon and six others – Discusses investment attraction for medical herb wholesale center and processing company
2005. 4.23 Gimpo City’s Overseas Market Development Team (25 ppl) visited Heze – Signed a Declaration of Intent to establish a friendship city relationship between Gimpo and Heze 
2005. 6. 1 Deputy General manager Seo Hyo-chun of Shandong Province and Deputy Chief Wang Sa-chung of Heze City visited Gimpo City and discussed plans for amicable exchange and cooperation
2005. 6.27 Mayor Du Jang-mun of Heze City and thirteen others visited Gimpo City
Signed agreement regarding the establishment of friendship city, held an investment climate presentation and carried out company tours
2005.10.31 Deputy Senior Staff Lee Su-ok of Heze Development Zone and 4 others visited Gimpo – Planted peonies (300 plants/Sawoo Culture & Sports Plaza and one other)
2005.11. 2 Chairman Lee Yong-jun and six other congressmen visited Heze
2005.11.21 President Gong Ryeong-chang, Vice President Lee Wi-guk and 13 others from Heze visited Gimpo
2006. 2.15 Established sisterhood relationship with Heze
2006. 4. 4 Vice President Ha No-cheong and two others visited Gimpo – Courtesy visit to the Mayor and Chairman of the City Council, etc.
2006. 8.30 Deputy Chief Ga Bong-yeong of the National People’s Congress in Heze and four others visited Gimpo – Courtesy visit to the Mayor and Chairman of the City Council, visitation to companies
2006. 9.20 Gimpo City Delegation visited China – Discussed plans for amicable exchange and cooperation, etc.
2007. 3.31 Heze Delegation visited Korea - Discussed plans for amicable exchange and cooperation, etc.
2008.10.23 ~ 2009.10.22 Civil servant exchange (1st) – Gimpo City: Park Min-su, Administration Division / Heze City: Geo Ya-hyeon, Pan Gong-sil and Lee Suk-mae
2010. 5.20 ~ 2011. 5.19 Civil servant exchange (2nd) - Gimpo City: Chae Nak-jung, Urban Railway Division / Heze City: Jeong Do-hyeon, Pan Gong-sil and On Dae-gye
2010. 7.26 Youth Delegation visited China – 36 ppl, Cultural exchange
2010.10.6. Heze Delegation visited Korea -45ppl, Cultural and economic exchange
2011.4.12. Deputy mayor of Gimpo City and five others visited China - Discussed plans for amicable exchange and cooperation, etc.
11.5.24 Chairman of the Gimpo City Council and 11 others visited China - Discussed plans for amicable exchange and cooperation, etc.
2011.7.26 Youth Delegation visited China - Cultural exchange, 35 ppl
2011.8.25 Participated in the 2011 Gyeonggi-Shandong Urban General Assembly and visited Heze - Discussed plans for amicable exchange and cooperation
2011.8.26 Heze Youth Delegation visited Korea - Cultural exchange, 22 ppl
2011.8.30 ~ 2012.8.15 Civil servant exchange (3rd)
2012.7.25 Youth Delegation visited China – Cultural exchange, 34 ppl
2012.8.12 Heze Youth Delegation visited Korea - Cultural exchange, 59 ppl
2013.7.25 Youth Delegation visited China - Cultural exchange, 35 ppl
2013.8.17 Heze Youth Delegation visited Korea - Cultural exchange, 35 ppl
BBS401