Office of Intergovernmental Relations
600 Fourth Avenue, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 94746
Seattle, WA 98124-4746
Seattle International Sister City:
Daejeon, South Korea
Religion: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism
Industry: Hi-tech R&D, Service, Machinery, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals
Exports: Storage Battery, Synthetic Chemistry, Semiconductor, Wireless Communication, Tobacco
Climate: Four distinct seasons
Daejeon ("Great Field" in the Korean language) is the Republic of Korea's sixth largest city with a population of 1.5 million. It is located in central Korea about 100 miles south of Seoul and is an important administrative, transportation, education, science, industrial center.
Chungnam National University, one of the eight four-year universities located in Daejeon, is one of the most prestigious in Korea and home to the nation's top medical schools. Daedeok Innopolis is a unique scientific research cluster for high-tech industry. Daejeon hosted an International Exposition in 1993. Major industries include textiles, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. The region is known as the science belt of the nation.
Seattle Mayor Charles Royer led a delegation to Daejeon in October 1989 for the official signing of the sister city agreement. Members of the delegation included several Seattle business and community leaders. Future activities will include cultural and educational exchanges, public employees training, and promotion of trade between the two cities.
City of Daejeon Web Site (Korean)
City of Daejeon Web Site (English)
Sister City Association Contact Info:
H. K. Lee, President
18827 89th Avenue West
Edmonds, Washington 98020
fax (425) 774-0787