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The United States Seattle
(1989 to the present)
  • Location : Northwest coastal region in the State of Washington
  • Population : 662,000
  • Area : 215㎢
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Seattle is a coastal seaport city in the northwest region of the state of Washington in the U.S. and is a gateway to Alaska. The city is the largest in the state of Washington and boasts one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the region. Seattle is referred to as “Rain City” for its frequent cloudy and rainy weather. The city is located between the saltwater Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) to the west and Lake Washington to the east, and has three national parks , Mt. Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Park.
Even with cities such as Los Angeles or San Francisco being regarded as typical coastal cities on the West Coast, Seattle is known for its unique cityscape that sets it apart from them.

The Space Needle, which rises 607 feet, dating from the 1962 World’s Fair, is Seattle’s most recognizable landmark. Since then, revolving restaurants usually located on the upper stories of skyscrapers, designed to enable patrons to enjoy a panoramic view without leaving their seats, have become popular. A vibrant fish market and underground tour, remains of Seattle’s history, are also among the attractions that tourists should not miss downtown.

Seattle is known for advanced science, aviation and its semiconductor industry, and there are headquarters for Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks.


Seattle has a reputation for frequent rain and fog. The highest temperature is around 50°F (10°C) during the winter and about 75 to 85°F (25 to 30°C) during the summer. It receives most of the precipitation from November to April. The ideal time for a trip to the city is summer, since it is foggy in the morning but usually sunny during the daytime. During spring and fall, the weather goes back and forth.

Tourist Attractions

  • Seattle Center

    Built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle contains an Opera House, Science Center and monorail.

  • Space Needle

    From the top of the Needle, one can see downtown Seattle. It is open from 9am to 11pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from 9am to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and youth and $5 for children.

  • Center House

    Center House is home to a wide range of exotic food and cultural artifacts from countries around the world. Operating hours are 11am to 9pm from Sunday to Thursday and 11am to11pm on Friday.

  • Mt. Rainier National Park

    Mt. Rainier, which stands at 4,392m, is an iconic national park in the state of Washington and is permanently covered with snow on the peak. The park is circled by the Wonderland Trail and has numerous attractions such as Narada Falls and Longmire, a box canyon, which attracts a large number of visitors every year.

  • North Cascades National Park

    North Cascades National Park is adjacent to the Canada-United States border and is about 205km northeast of Seattle. The park contains steep valleys and diverse plant species.

  • Olympic National Park

    Olympic National Park is located on the Olympic Peninsula. The park contains lakes, mountains, seas and hot springs.

History of Exchanges

History of Exchanges
Oct. 4, 1989 A sisterhood relationship with the city of Seattle is established
Nov. 1990 A press corps makes a visit to Seattle
Dec. 1990 A verbal agreement to make exchanges among public officials is made (Mayor Yang Do-si)
Dec. 1992-February 2001 Public officials from Daejeon are dispatched (six persons)
Mar. 1993 A meeting with Joyce Noonan, a member of a Seattle trade delegation , is held
Sep. 1993 An official visit is made by Seattle City Councilmember Martha Choe
Nov. 1993 Renardson, a member of the Seattle Sister City Council, visits Daejeon
Aug. 19, 1994 The Daejeon-Seattle Friendship Council is established
Dec. 1994 An official visit by a delegation including Mayor Norman. B. Rice is made
From Jun. 1995 Ten people are sent to Seattle’s Center for Cultural Exchange for language learning for three months
Jul. 31-Aug. 7, 1995 A dedication ceremony of parks in Daejeon is held and representatives visit Seattle for a marine festival
Jul. 9-23,1996 The Seattle Cup, International Youth Soccer Match is held
Jun. 25-Jul. 3, 1997 The Daejeon Yeonjeong Municipal Korean Music Institute performs in Seattle
Sep. 16-17, 1998 The special assistant to the councilmember of the Seattle City Council participates in the inaugural meeting of the World Technopolis Association
Apr. 24, 1999 The 10th anniversary ceremony of the Daejeon-Seattle partnership dedicates the Daejeon pavilion and declares Daejeon Day
Jun. 7, 2000 Postgraduate students from the University of Washington visit Daejeon (23 persons)
Jun. 7-8, 2000 Teenagers from the state of Washington visit Daejeon for training (38 persons)
Jul. 14-16, 2000 A delegation, including the president of the city council , visits Seattle
May 5-9, 2001 The 3rd Conference of Mayors from countries in the Asia Pacific region is held
Aug. 13-23, 2001 The 2nd Youth Training in the state of Washington for teenagers from the city of Daejeon and Chungcheong province (37 persons) is held
Sep. 7-9, 2001 A delegation of the government of Washington and professors participate in the 2nd WTA Daejeon Technomart
Jun. 2002 A meeting of sister city mayors (three persons including a member of the city council) is attended
Jul. 2002 Second-generation Korean Americans in the state of Washington are invited for training (32 teenagers)
Aug. 11-21, 2002 Daejeon teenagers visit Seattle (20 people)
Sep. 24, 2002 A tour group (original downtown vitalization) is dispatched to learn exemplary administrative services
Sep. 2003 Daejeon teenagers visit Seattle
Feb. 2004 Maintenance and repairs of copper plates in Daejeon Park are made in Seattle
Jun. 2004 A joint performance by the Daejeon Civic Youth Choir and Seattle Saet-Byeol (rising star) Performing Arts Company is held
Jul. 7-17, 2004 Korean-American teenagers from the north west U.S. visit the Daejeon, Chungnam and Chungbuk provinces
Apr. 2005 The vice-chairman of the Seattle Sister City Council visits Daejeon
Jun. 2005 A joint performance by the Daejeon Civic Youth Choir and Seattle Saet-Byeol (rising star) Performing Arts Company is held
Jul. 2005 A tour group on market development is dispatched
Sept. 7-21, 2005 The Hanbat Library Sister City Cultural Festival is held (Emerald City, Seattle)
Jul. 2006 Fifty second-generation Korean-Americans from Seattle visit (cultural experiences such as chinaware arts, dip starching and tea ceremony etiquette)
May 25-27, 2007 Three council members, including Zandra Go, visit to discuss ways to strengthen the partnership between the two countries
May 31-Jun. 9, 2008 A delegation of 18 persons, including Mayor Park Sung-hyo, participate in the 1st IRBC
Feb. 26-May 11, 2009 Former Seattle public official Marti Chakoyan is dispatched to work for the city of Daejeon
Apr. 2-10, 2009 In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of becoming sister cities, a delegation consisting of 13 persons, including Mayor Park Sung-Hyo, visit Seattle
Nov. 17, 2009-Apr. 2010 Daejeon city public official Sung Ki-moon is dispatched to Seattle TDA
Apr. 22-26, 2010 A Seattle delegation visits Daejeon for exchanges (40 persons)
April, 2013 Korean Musicians from Daejeon perform in Seattle
February, 2014 Daejeon Mayor visits Seattle
Oct, 2014 - Vice Mayor of Seattle attends Food and Wine Festival in Daejeon
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