Overview of Daegu


Southeastern part
of the Korean Peninsula



About 2.5 million
*As of December 31, 2018

District Offices

7 districts and 1 county

Discover Daegu

A city where high-tech industries and global culture co-exist
An International City

A city that has hosted high-profile music events to large-scale international events such as the 2011 World Athletics Championship, the 2013 World Energy Congress, the 2015 World Water Forum, the 2018 World Parasitology Society, the 2019 World Brain Neuroscience Conference and hosted four matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Global Smart City

This city is ahead of the curve as a hub for tech and innovations. In 2018, Daegu was a testbed or a “living lab” for a Korean smart city model that includes the collection, storage and sharing of data across an integrated city-wide platform and assist in intelligent mobility, crime prevention and resilience in response to natural and man-made disasters. This has proven successful in bringing the Covid-19 pandemic under control in April 2020.

A Cultural City

Daegu is simply a unique city rich in culture and history. From stunning views of mountains, temples to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Destinations such as the Daegu Modern Alley and Kim Gwang-seok’s repainting route are in the 100 Must-Visit Tourist Spots and Daegu is also home to many colorful festivals all year round such as the Daegu Festival, Daegu International Musical Festival, Daegu International Opera Festival, and Daegu Chimak Festival.

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