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  • A. Mathematical Location

    The mathematical location of a place means its longitude and latitude.
    This is called an absolute location. Daejeon is in a temperate monsoon zone where four seasons prevail and the temperature is warm. The mathematical location of Daejeon is as follows.

  • B. Geographical Location

    Daejeon is called the "Middle City," as the city is at the center of South Korea. As a gateway to the Gyeongsang and Jeolla Provinces, Daejeon is 167.3km from Seoul, 238.2km from Busan and 169km from Gwangju.
    Daejeon is where the Seoul-Busan Highway joins the Honam Highway, so the city is an important place in the nation’s traffic system.

  • C. Size

    As of march of 2019, Daejeon was 539.53㎢ wide and home to 1,487,605 people. Therefore, Daejeon came in fifth among Korea’s six largest cities Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Incheon and Gwangju by size and population. By ward sizes, Yuseong-gu is the largest, followed by Dong-gu, Seo-gu, Daedeok-gu and Jung-gu.

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