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Gwangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, a suburb southeast of Seoul. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City, former capital of South Jeolla Province, South Korea.HistoryBunwon-ri in Gwangju took an important role of ceramic production during the Kingdom of Joseon. There had official kilns and produced superb quality of white porcelains for use at the royal court and to export to China.In 1962, 4 myuns(towns) including 5 ris(townships) were incorporated to Seoul.In 1973, 6 of ris were separated and these came to parts of Seongnam city. In 1979, gwangju myun promoted eup. In fact, Gwangju was a county but became a city in 2001.Notable people Kim Yu-bin (1988), singer and actress Choi Soo-young (1990), singer and actress Lee Hong-gi (1990), singer and actor Lee Hye-ri (1994), singer and actress Yoon Si Yoon (1986), actor and variety entertainerSister cities Zibo, ChinaGwangju is in Gyeonggi-do. With the Inspirock world travel planner, Gwangju and other destinations across the globe can be made central to your personalized travel plans.
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