|Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do||File:Gwangju-si logo.gif|
|Pop. density:||431.4 people/km²|
|Administrative divisions:||1 eup, 3 dong, 6 myeon|
Though the pronunciation of Gwangju is the same as the other Gwangju located in Jeollanam-do, the hanja is different; the smaller Gwangju means "wide province city" whereas the larger Gwangju means "bright province city." As there is a large difference in their population and prominence, in most cases when someone refers to "Gwangju" they will mean the Gwangju in the south.
As Gwangju is located two steps outside of Seoul, it is more isolated than those sharing a border with the capital and this should be taken into account when considering living in the city.
There are a large number of mountains, and the Gwangju Mountains (광주산맥, 廣州山脈) themselves are named after the city. The amount of flat land in the city is only 22%.
The city is located away from the sea and there is a relatively large amount of rain. The average temperature over the year is 11℃, the average in January is －4.7℃, and the average in August is 25.5℃. This is a larger temperature difference during the seasons than the city of Shiheung for example, which is located close to the ocean. The average yearly precipitation in Gwangju is 1,256.4mm.
As the average Korean, Japanese, and Chinese restaurants are in abundance throughout Korea and are easy for foreigners to find, the following restaurants reflect a sampling of restaurants considered to be either popular or are western-friendly choices and other ethnic foods.
|Cities in Gyeonggi-do||Location of Gyeonggi-do|
Ansan | Anseong | Anyang | Bucheon | Dongducheon | Gimpo | Goyang | Gunpo | Guri | Gwacheon | Gwangju | Gwangmyeong | Hanam | Hwaseong | Icheon | Namyangju | Osan | Paju | Pocheon | Pyeongtaek | Seongnam | Shiheung | Suwon | Uijeongbu | Uiwang | Yangju | Yongin |