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About Daegu

the Nakdong River

Colorful Daegu
A world-class city of hope

With its fertile fields enclosed by the Geumhogang River and its tributary, the Sincheon, Daegu has been home to large populations since prehistoric times. The city housed the Provincial Office of Gyeongsang during the Joseon Dynasty. During the Japanese colonial period in the first half of the 20th century, Daegu became a breeding ground of patriotic movements. Daegu has now become one of the country's three largest cities along with Seoul and Busan. It now one of the most thriving metropolitan cities of the region, providing venues for some of the world's largest cultural events, such as the 2003 Summer Universiade and the 2011 IAAF World Championships. More recently, it hosted the 22nd World Energy Congress in 2013.

Daegu with quality waterworks facilities and operation know-how provides 99.9% of its citizens with clean water. In 2000, the city was the first city in Korea to acuire an ISO Certificate. Also, it is actively engaging in water recycling by introducing the use of industrial wastewater with sophisticated processing. Daegu is putting utmost efforts in creating a water industry cluster to nurture the water industry. At the same time, the city is restoring the ecosystem of its river basin. For the 7th World Water Forum, Daegu aims to be a leader among the international water industry by sharing innovative technologies with the world.

  • EXCO
  • Hotel Inter-Burgo EXCO
  • Korea Fashion Center
Address
No. 90, Yutongdanji-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu 702-712
Tel
+82-53-601-5037, 5071
Fax
+82-53-601-5029