GeographyDaegu is located in a basin surrounded by montagnes : Palgong-san in north, Biseul-san in the south, hills of Gaya-san in the west and a series of smaller hills in the east.
The Geumho river runs along the septentrional and Eastern edges of the city, being thrown in the river of Nakdong in the west of the city.
Since it is located in a basin, Daegu profits from exceptionally hot temperatures for the pénisule Korea not hanging the summer. The mountains imprison the hot air and wet. In the same way, in winter, the cold air stagnates in the basin. The sector receives few precipitations except for the rainy period in June - July, and is sunny most of the year.
During the dynasty of Josŏn, the city was the administrative, economic and cultural center of all the area of Gyeongsang, a role mainly taken now by Busan in Gyeongsang of the South.
War of Korea and post-war period
During the War of Korea, the engagements took place near along the river of Nakdong. Daegu was inside the perimeter of Busan, east remained however in possession of South Korea throughout the war.
After the war, the city lived a rapid growth, and the population multiplied by ten. Principal industries of Daegu are the textile, metals and the construction of machines. The quality of apples cultivated around Daegu east re-elected in all the East Asia. During the years 1970,1980, and 1990, the majority of gaining beauty contest Miss Korea came from Daegu.
Daegu is divided into 7 administrative divisions.
PersonalitiesDaegu is the birthplace of the singer Kimera.
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