Friendship Exchange Regions of the Province

  • Inner Mongolia AR, China (January 27, 1999): Population, 23,070,000; Area, 180,000㎢; Capital (Hohhot); Agriculture, stock farming and machinery industries.
  • Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China (January 29. 1999): Population, 5,510,000; Area, 12,574㎢; Heavy industry. Proposal for investment and trade made by the Province
  • Steiermark State, Austria (May 5, 2000): Population, 1,200,000; Area, 16,387㎢; Capital (Graz); Automotives, rail, timber, white wine

  • Baranya State, Hungary (May 9, 2000): Population, about 400,000; Area, 4,487㎢; Capital (Pecs); Famous for its production of fur, beer, champagne, and grapes

  • Piedmont State, Italy (November 15, 2000): Population, 4,290,000; Area, 25,399㎢; Capital (Torino); World-renowned automobile maker Fiat, grapes
  • Shandong Province, China (January 30, 2002): Population, 91,800,000; Area, 160,000㎢; Rich mineral resources with best diamond reserves in China, the cradle of ancient Chinese civilization
  • Hubei Province, China (September 9, 2007): Population, 60,0000,000; Area. 180,000㎢; Capital (Wuhan); Agriculture, steel, machinery, chemical industries

  • The State of Maryland, The U.S.: Population, 5,500,000; Area, 32,000㎢; Barley, tobacco, sweet corn, oyster farming and forestry
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia: Population, 5,000,000; Area, 1,400㎢; Tiimber industry, pulp and paper manufacturing, chemical industry , intensive dairy
  • Phu Yen Province, Vietnam: Population, 811,400: Area 5,045㎢; agriculture makes up 53% of the Province’s overall products, focus on SOC development and construction to attract foreign investment

  • Jilin Province, China: Population. 27,230,000; Area, 187,400㎢; Automotive, coal, iron alloys, machinery and electricity

Inner Mongolia AR/ People’s Republic of China

  • Location : Central northern area of China
  • Population : 23,500,000
  • Area : 1,100,000㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - Plateau 1,000~1,500m above sea level with the highest 2,364m above sea level. 35% of the area
      is desert; the area is the main source of yellow dust.
    - Most residents are Han Chinese and Mongol
  • Main industry
    - Agriculture and stock- farming: Milk(20% share the Chinese market)
    - Coal: Annual production 203 million tons(11% market share)
    - Power generation: Annual generation 81.54 billion ㎢ (16.7% market share)
  • Administrative divisions
    - 7 Prefecture- level cities
    - 3 County- level Cities
    - 17 Counties

Dalian City, Liaoning Province/ People’s Republic of China

  • Location : Located at the southern end of Liotung Peninsula
  • Population : 5,620,000
  • Area : 13,238㎢
  • Characteristics of the region

    Residents are from 35 different ethnic backgrounds

  • Main industry
    Shipbuilding, machinery, oil refinery, textile and garment industry
  • Other facilities
    Educational institutions: Dalian University of Technology, Dalian Maritime
    University, 254 middle schools
    Culture and tourism: Shengya Ocean World, beautiful beaches (Lao Huban ,Bangchuido)

Steiermark State/ Austria

  • Location : Located in the southeast part of Austria
  • Population : 1,200,000
  • Area : 12,574㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - 61% of total area is composed of green areas and it is the core of Austria’s green belt
    - Farmers and agriculture- related employees account for 40% of total workforce
  • Main industry
    - Metal, machinery, lumbering, paper industry, cellulose
    - Tourism industry along the mountainside resorts
  • Main cities
    Graz(Capital), Leoben, Bruck, Knittelfeld? (Karpenberg, Que)

Baranya State/ Hungary

  • Location : Located in the southern part of Hungary
  • Population : 400,000
  • Area : 4,487㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - Famous for its production of fur, beer, champagne, and grapes
  • Main industry
    - Electricity, electronics, and manufacturing of special automobiles
  • Capital : Pecs

Piedmont State/ Italy

  • Location : Located in the northwestern part of Italy
  • Population : 4,290,000
  • Area : 25,399㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - Surrounded by the Alps on three sides, it borders France and Switzerland, and is bounded by the States of
       Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia Romagna.
    - The area has hot, dry Mediterranean climate in summer and cold continental climate in winter
  • Main industry
    - Metal, machinery, logging, paper industry, cellulose
    - Tourism industry along the mountainside resorts
  • Capital: Torino

Shandong Province/ People’s Republic of China

  • Location
    Located on the lower reaches of the Yellow River, it borders Yonyungsung and the Gulf of Pohai in between Liaoning Province
  • Population : 91,800,000
  • Area : 160,000㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - In Shandong Province, there are five famous tourist attractions, six historical/cultural cities and one famous cultural
      village that help keep China’s history alive. Along with organizations maintaining the Great Wall of China and the
      Chinese Grand Canal, there are 97 bodies to preserve these national historical and cultural heritages and 396 bodies
      for province-level heritages.
  • Main industry
    With rich natural resources of petroleum, natural gas, coal and salt, the area has developed in the fields of
    petro- chemistry and machinery and plays a main role in Eastern China’s economy.
  • Administrative divisions
    - 17 Prefecture- level cities
    - 48 Districts
    - 31 Counties

Hubei Province/ People’s Republic of China

  • Location : Located in the central region of China
  • Population : 60,000,000
  • Area : 180,000㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - This area has an ancient history of human habitation
    - It borders Henan to the north, Anhui to the east, Jianxi to the southwest, Hunan to the south,
       Chongqing to the west and Shaanxi to the northwest
  • Main industry
    - Agriculture, steel, machinery, chemistry industry
  • Administrative divisions
    - 12 Prefecture- level
    - 24 county- level cities
    - 37 counties
    - 2 autonomous counties
    - 1 forestry area

The State of Maryland/ The US

  • Location
    Located in the eastern part of The US with the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
  • Population : 5,500,000
  • Area : 32,000㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - Located in the eastern part of The US with the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
    - It borders humid lowlands in Delaware to the east and hill regions to its
      western side. Tt borders West Virginia to the southwest and Pennsylvania to the west and north along the Potomac.
  • Main industry
    - With its fertile agricultural land, dairy and livestock farming prevail and main agricultural products include barley,    
      tobacco and sweet corn.
    - Fishing is well-developed and oyster farming accounts for more than 30% of the market share of national
    - With large parts of the State covered by forests, forestry is well-developed.
  • Other facilities
    - Capital: Annapolis
    - Educational institutions: Washington College, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University,
    the United States Naval Academy

Saint Petersburg/ Russia

  • Location : Located in the northwestern part of Russia
  • Population : 5,000,000
  • Area : 1,400㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - One of two Federal Cities of Russia, another being Moscow
    - Administrative center of neighboring Leningrad Oblast and home to Russian ex-president Putin
  • Main industry
    - Timber industry, pulp and paper manufacturing
    - Chemical industry: metallurgy, wood
    - Intensive dairy
  • Other facilities
    - Statue of golden angel holding a cross(on top of the Peter and Paul Cathedral)
    - City of water
      (101 islets are connected via 365 bridges through an intricate web of canals, often called Venice of the North)

Phu Yen Province/ Vietnam

  • Location : Located in the central part of Vietnam, facing the sea to the east
  • Population : 811,400
  • Area : 5,045㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - 80% of the people work in agricultural, forestry and fishing.Abundant, outstanding natural attractions and cultural
  • Main industry
    - Agriculture accounts for 53% of the Province’s overall products. Rice and other crops
       (coffee, sugar cane, chestnuts, coconuts, tobacco)
    - Attracting foreign investment: The provincial government concentrates on SOC development through the construction
      of transportation infrastructure such as ocean ports, airports, roads, and ship repair for a modernized fishing industry
    - Tourism: Tourist attractions(Dabia Mountains, Bailien Beach, Vung Ro Bay, Song Cau Bay)
  • Other facilities
    - Infrastructure
    - Road: 2 highways, 1 national road
    - Railroad: National network is connected throughout the Province(3 big stations)
    - Airport: Dong Tac Airport
    - Harbor: Vung Ro Port

Jilin Province/ People’s Republic of China

  • Location : Located in the northeastern part of China, it borders North Korea and Russia
  • Population : 27,230,000
  • Area : 187,400㎢
  • Characteristics of the region
    - Chinese Han 91%, other ethnic minorities 9% (Korean, Manchu, Hui, Mogul)
    - Temperate zone with continental seasonal wind climate
    - Main natural resources: Iron ore, coal, copper, gold, petroleum, woods
  • Main industry
    - Automotive, coal, iron alloy machinery, electricity, etc.
    - Abundant production of beans, rice, sweat corn, soybean, tobacco, flax, etc.
  • Other facilities
    - Educational institutions: 28 universities, 100 colleges, 1,435 middle and high schools
    - Culture: 62 cultural halls, 22 museums, 62 libraries