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source: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenyang Municipal People's Goverment  2018-09-06 15:21

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In order to further strengthen the friendly exchanges between Shenyang and Incheon Metropolitan City, the two cities decided to form a friendly city after consultation.On June 12, 2014, Shenyang and Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea, held a signing ceremony for a friendly city inIncheon Metropolitan City.According to the principle of mutual benefit, the two cities will carry out various forms of exchanges and cooperation in economy, trade, science and technology, culture, education, sports, tourism, medical and health care.

Shenyang and Incheon Metropolitan City have become friendly cities, opening a new chapter of mutual promotion and common development between the two cities, and bringing the bilateral economic and trade exchanges and cooperation into a new stage.At the same time, the two cities will take the opportunity of establishing friendly cities to further consolidate and develop traditional friendship, promote exchanges and cooperation, and realize complementary advantages and common development.

About Incheon Metropolitan City

Basic information about Incheon City

Incheon Metropolitan City is a city in the northwest of Republic of Korea. It is a harbor city facing the Yellow Sea with a total area of 1040.82 square kilometers and a population of 2.9 million, it is the third largest city in South Korea after Seoul and Busan.

In 1883, when it opened to the outside world, it was called Jemulpo with a population of only 4700.But it is located in the superior position of the Han River Estuary, enabling Inchon to develop highly.

On July 1, 1981, it was upgraded to a municipality directly under the central government.It was changed to Metropolitan City in January 1, 1995.

Inchon Chinatown is Korea's largest overseas Chinese residence.

Inchon is located on the Southeast of Yeongjong Island, and Ganghwa County, North of Yeongjong Island, is mainly rural.21% of the city is paddy field and 44% is forest.

There is Seoul Metro link between Inchon and Seoul.A large number of passengers travel to Inchon and Seoul every day.

Geographical location

Incheon is located in 126°37′E、37°28′N, in the central and western part of the Korean Peninsula, and west sea adjacent, located in the downstream of the Han River.Incheon is about 28 km away from Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It is located in the same latitude as San Francisco, Washington, and Madrid, Spain.

Climate

Inchon belongs to continental climate and is adjacent to the sea.Compared with other inland areas, some of them are characterized by marine climate, annual temperature difference is lower.The average annual temperature is 12.1 C, the maximum daily temperature is 38.9 C (1949.8.16), and the minimum daily temperature is - 21.0 C (1931.1.11).The annual precipitation is 1234.4mm.

Administrative division

On December 31, 2015, the administrative area of Incheon is composed of eight districts,2 counties, 1 city, 19 sides and 128 Dongs. The districts and counties are South District, Namdong District , East District, Bupyeong District, West District, Yeonsu District , Central District, Ganghwa County and Ongjin County.

A international city of Northeast Asia facing the world

Extension Incheon Port of Inchon, opened the Incheon Metro (1999.10) and the Incheon International Airport (2001.3), reclamation of the public water, establishing all kinds of industry logistics park, sightseeing, leisure area and the new residence park and expansion of highways, education and cultural facilities, development of pine island new city expansion, setting up regional economic freedom hall (2003.10), the opening of Incheon Bridge(2009.10), development QingLuo, Yeongjong, promote urban development projects, successful bid to host the 2014 Asian games, etc., incheon is constantly developing and growing.

Transportation

Incheon is praised as the gateway city of Northeast Asia by South Korea, the reason is that Incheon owns Port of Incheon and Incheon International Airport.

Port of Incheon is situated at 37 degrees North latitude 37°27′54″,East longitude 126°37′12″, in the middle of China and Japan with a maximum of 78 ships of 110,000-ton capacity and an annual discharge of 75 million tons, it is the second largest trading port in South Korea.The port of Inchon is centered on the gate facilities, consisting of the inner port of the gate and the outer port outside the gate.The port is divided into South Port, North port, Coastal port and Coal terminal according to its location and function.Due to gate facilities are not affected by the tide, large ships at the tidal range of 10 meters can also enter and leave the port.South port, North port, Coal terminal mainly deal with oil, liquefied petroleum gas, coal, sand and other goods.Incheon Port International Passenger Port has 10 passenger and cargo liner routes to Dalian, Dandong, Weihai, Qingdao and other major cities in China.

Incheon International Airport is the benchmark airport for global service, has won the title of the best airport of the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Service Quality Program (ASQ) for ten consecutive times, and Incheon International Airport is also a five-star airport recognized by SKYTRAX, and has won the first three honors of SKYTRAX Global Best Airport for many times.Incheon International Airport has become the most competitive international aviation hub and International Airport in the Asia-Pacific region after 15 years with the international development strategy of South Korea.

Incheon Airport is the world's third largest international cargo airport, the ninth largest international passenger airport with a total of 88 airlines operating in 194 cities worldwide.In 2013, cargo throughput was 2.46 million tons, passenger throughput was 41 million, passenger transit was 7.71 million, employing 40,000 people, and total revenue was 16 billion won (about $1.4 billion).

Scenery

There are many islands in incheon, large and small, whose natural landscapes are often used in films and novels.The famous Korean film "Silmido" "Silmi Island", "Stairway To Heaven" photography "Dance outfit island", "Full House" the main stage "lost island" and so on all become the famous tourist attraction.

Ganghwado is South Korea's fifth largest island, known as the "museum without walls," the island maintains a unique natural environment and many historical sites.In 2000,Ganghwado beach was designated the world's first natural monument.

Chinatown, located in the Central District of Incheon, is the only Chinatown in South Korea, where more than 500 overseas Chinese live.Since the opening of port of Incheon in 1883, as a Chinese residential area, it has maintained a unique history and culture.

Education

Incheon National University

Inha University

Incheon Catholic University

Gyeongin National University of Education

Friendly exchanges

Shenyang and Incheon were established as friendly cooperative urban relations in 2014.Since the conclusion, the two cities have carried out fruitful exchanges and cooperation in economic and trade, medical and health care, smart cities, parliament and other fields.

In 2004, the Incheon delegation attended the Korean weekly activities in Shenyang, China.

In May 2011, Shenyang Foreign Affairs Working Group visited Incheon and participated in the "China Week" held by Incheon.

In June 2012, Mayor Song Yongji of Incheon visited Shenyang and signed a letter of intent to establish friendly relations between the two cities.

In May 2013, Shenyang Foreign Affairs Working Group visited Incheon to participate in the "China Week" held by Incheon.In July of the same year, the delegation of the Inchon international cooperation hall visited Shenyang to take part in the Korean weekly activities in Shenyang, China.In August of the same year, the delegation of the Incheon Council visited Sheyang to open up friendly exchanges and cooperation between the NPC and the parliament.In November of the same year, Incheon medical tourism consortium delegation visited Shenyang to carry out medical and health exchanges.

In June 2014, Vice Mayor Huang Kai of Shenyang visited Incheon and the two cities signed an agreement on friendly city relations.In July of the same year, the delegation from the international cooperation Hall of Incheon visited Shenyang and took part in the Korea weekly series.

In April 2016, the Shenyang Foreign Affairs Working Group visited Incheon to learn from the advanced experience of building a intelligent city in South Korea, and to promote practical cooperation and consultation with relevant departments in the field of smart intelligent in South Korea.In May 30th of that year, Wang Xiangkun, deputy mayor of the municipal Party committee, visited Incheon.

In January 2017, the delegation of the Incheon government's China cooperation hall visited Shenyang.In February of the same year, the delegation of the Chinese government cooperation center of the Incheon government visited Shenyang to carry out cooperation in hairdressing.In August of the same year, the delegation of the Chinese government cooperation center of the Inchon government visited Shenyang.In September of the same year, the Shenyang foreign affairs and economic cooperation task force visited Incheon.In October of the same year, the delegation of Shenyang foreign affairs, trade and American Association participated in the Incheon China Forum.

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