Regional Characteristics

Seocheon-gun is located in the southwestern part of Chungcheongnam-do Province, with the end of the Charyeong Mountain Range extending to the northern part of the area. Seocheon-gun, which consists mostly of flat land, has become a center of the western coastal region with the opening of the Seohaean Expressway.

Tourist Destinations

8 Scenic Views of Seocheon, Maryang-ri Sunrise Village , etc.

Festivals/Events

  • Hansan Fabric Cultural Festival (May)
  • Maryang-ri Sunrise Festival (December 31-January 1)
  • Camellia ∙ Webfoot Octopus Festival (March-April)
  • Gizzard Shad Festival (September), etc

Affiliation Process

  • March 4-8, 2003Both cities exchanged the intention to enter into a sister city affiliation
  • March 10, 2003Established the basic plan for promoting the affiliation
  • March 11-14, 2003Both cities agreed to sign a sister city affiliation agreement
  • April 23, 2003First working-level consultation for conclusion of affiliation agreement (in Seocheon-gun)
  • May 16, 2003Second working-level consultation for conclusion of affiliation agreement (in Seongdong-gu)

Dates of Affiliation

  • June 10, 2003Wangsimni 1-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Hwayang-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 26, 2003Wangsimni 2-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Seo-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 26, 2003Sageun-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Munsan-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 26, 2003Haengdang 2-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Maseo-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 26, 2003Seongsu 1-ga 1-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Pangyo-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 26, 2003Seongsu 1-ga 2-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Sicho-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 27, 2003Geumho 4-ga-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Masan-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 28, 2003Doseon-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Jongcheon-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • November 28, 2003Songjeong-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Hansan-myeon, Seocheon-gun
  • December 4, 2003Geumho 2-ga-dong, Seongdong-gu ↔ Biin-myeon, Seocheon-gun

Exchanges

  • January 9, 2004Seocheon Migam Kwaecheongssal tasting event in the cafeteria of the Seongdong-gu Office
  • February 25, 2004First themed trip with Seongdong families (in Seocheon-gun)
  • February 27, 2004Second themed trip with Seongdong families (in Seocheon-gun)
  • May 11, 2004Seocheon-gun attended the opening ceremony of the Seongdong-gu Office (Rainbow Market)
  • June 2-6, 2004A homestay program for underprivileged children in sister cities affiliation (5 from Seocheon-gun)
  • September 30 - October 1, 2004Seongdong-gu participated in the Seocheon-gun Residents’ Day event
  • May 3, 2005Seongdong-gu participated in the Hansan Fabric Cultural Festival
  • May 20, 2005Seocheon-gun participated in Seongdong-gu Sport for All Festival
  • September 29, 2006Seongdong-gu participated in the Seocheon-gun Residents’ Day event
  • June 11-13, 20082008 Seongdong-gu New Employee Training
  • February 2, 2009Haengdang 2-dong invited to the Daeboreum Dalmaji Festival held in Maseo-myeon
  • September 30, 2010Seongdong-gu participated in rural volunteer activities (picking up chestnuts in Maseo-myeon, Seocheon-gun)
  • 2009-2012Seocheon-gun participated in Seongdong-gu’s Rainbow Market (sales of the area’s agricultural specialty products)
  • June 2011Seongdong-gu participated in the Hansan Fabric Cultural Festival
  • April 16, 2012Seongdong-gu visited Seocheon-gun for a working-level discussion on exchange projects
  • May 2013Seongdong-gu visited Seocheon-gun for a discussion on sister city affiliation exchange projects
  • June 2013Seongdong-gu participated in the 24th Hansan Fabric Cultural Festival (9 delegates)
  • July 2013Seongdong-gu held a Korean culture experience program for students from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, USA
  • October 2013Seongdong-gu participated in the Seocheon-gun Residents’ Day event
  • January 23, 2014Seongdong-gu held a promotion and sales event for the Seongsu-dong handmade shoes specialization project (in Seocheon-gun Office)
  • May 24-25, 2014Seongdong-gu provided a homestay Korean family culture experience program for students from Kennesaw State University in Cobb County, an international sister city affiliation of Seongdong-gu
  • September 24-25, 2014Seongdong-gu visited the Camellia ∙ Webfoot Octopus Festival (19 employees and their families)
  • March 2015Seongdong-gu participated in the Camellia ∙ Webfoot Octopus Festival (employees and their families)
  • 2015-2019Seocheon-gun participated in the Rainbow Market (sales of the area’s agricultural specialty products)