Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

History
  • May 28, 1996 Sister City Agreement signed between Korea’s Yeongdo District and China’s Luwan District
  • Jun 08, 2011 Merger of Huangpu District and Luwan District → for administrative efficiency
  • Oct 09, 2011 The launch of the New Huangpu District proclaimed (in the 1st meeting of the 1st National People's Congress)
  • Sep 29, 2014 Sister City Agreement signed between Yeongdo District and the New Huangpu District
Representative
Gao Yun
Area
20.54km2
Population
908,858
Features
central urban area in Shanghai, Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea
Exchanges
  • Mutual visits by friendship city delegates: biannually
  • Yeongdo District ↔ Huangpu District Youth Homestay Program: twice a year (winter and summer breaks) 10 students each
  • Mutual training visits by public officials: 1 official every year by each country
  • Administrative Exchange Seminar: regularly

Tsushima City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

History
  • May 16, 1986 Sister City Agreement signed with 6 boroughs on Tsushima Island
  • Sep 02, 1994 Administrative agreement signed with the 6 boroughs on Tsushima Island
  • Nov 15, 2005 Sister City Agreement with Tsushima City formed by a merger of 6 boroughs
Representative
Hitakatsu Naoki
Area
708.66km2
Population
33,652
Features
The 3rd largest island in Japan, Closer to Busan (49.5Km) than to Fukuoka (138Km)
Exchange
  • Mutual visits to festivals: Tsushima Izuhara Port Festival (Aug), Yeongdo Bridge Festival (Sep)
  • Administrative Exchange Seminar: every year in both countries
  • Sports and Cultural Exchange between Administrative Staff: regularly
  • Mutual training visits by public officials: 12 times, 12 officials (6 officials from Yeongdo District, 6 officials from Tsushima City)
  • Mutual visits to festivals: Tsushima Izuhara Port Festival, Yeongdo Bridge Festival

Marikina, Metro Manila, The Philippines

History
Friendship city agreement signed on September 30, 2008
Representative
Marcelino Marcy Teodoro
Area
21.50km2
Population
496,205
Features
located at Metro Manila which is the most influential area in the Philippines, center of Philippines’ shoe industry
Exchanges
  • Mutual visits by friendship city delegates
  • Youth Language Study Abroad Program to the Philippines: 12 times, 16 students every year

Northern Beaches, NSW, Australia

History
  • May 29, 2009 Friendship city agreement signed with Manly Council
  • The Pittwater, Manly and Warringah councils were amalgamated to establish the Northern Beaches Council.
Representative
Temporary Chief Administrator Dick Persson
Area
254km2
Population
263,413
Exchanges
  • Mutual visits by friendship city delegates
  • Mutual training visits by public officials: 4 times, 4 officials (2 officials from Yeongdo District, 2 officials from Manly Council)

Ben Cat, Binh Duong, Vietnam

History
Friendship city agreement signed on April 8, 2011
Representative
Huynh Van Nghe
Area
234.42km2
Population
203,420
Exchanges
  • Mutual visits by friendship city delegates
  • Yeongdo District ↔ Vietnamese University Student Exchange Program: 4 times, 20 students every year