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International Realations

Chungcheongnam-do has formed international alliance with Kumamoto in Japan, South Australia in Oceania, Hebei in China, Amur in Russia, and Wielkopolska, Poland.

Kumamoto, Japan

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  • Location : In the middle of Kyushu in the south of the country among 4 islands
  • Population : 1.863 million (Population Density: 251 Persons / km2)
  • Area : 7,403㎢ (87% of Chungnam), the 15th largest city in Japan
  • Capital : Kumamoto
  • Organization
    • Structure : 7 departments, 1 operation house, 1 bureau, 69 divisions, 6 head offices, 4 offices, 3 centers, 18 in-department offices, 74 local offices
    • Government Employees : 5,058 persons (excluding police officers and teachers)
  • Council
    • Councilmen : 49 persons
    • Council Secretariat : department of general affairs, department of proceedings, department of regional affairs investigation
  • International exchanges : In sister relationships with Guangxi Zhuang, an autonomous region in China (May 1982), and Montana in the US (May 1982)
  • Sisterhood Relationship : Jan. 22, 1983
  • Website :http://cyber.pref.kumamoto.jp
  • Exchange Activities with Chungnam
    • Exchange, rotation, and overseas training of the civil servants
    • Established sisterhood relationships between provinces, districts, and private associations
South Australia

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  • Location : Central southern coast
  • Population : 1.474 million (1995)
  • Area : 984,377㎢ (1/8 of the total area of Australia, 9.5 times that of South Korea, 115 times that of Chungnam)
  • Climate : Temperate climate like South Korea, distinctive four seasons Spring (Sep.- Nov.), Summer (Dec.- Feb.), Fall (Mar.- May), Winter (Jun.- Aug.)
  • Capital : Adelaide (The 4th largest historic city in Australia)
  • Traffic : A center of the Australian traffic network, modernate aviation and ocean transportation system
  • Council : The upper house (22 members, 6-year tenure), the lower house (47 members, 4-year tenure)
  • Government : The prime minister is appointed and the cabinet is organized by the governor general based on the recommendations of the majority leader and prime minister respectively (13 persons)
  • Sisterhood Relationship : Sept. 12, 1999
  • Website :http://www.sa.gov.au
  • Exchange Activities with Chungnam
    • Fresh water aquaculture technology
    • Business staff exchange and trade cooperation
    • Training and exchange of government employees
    • Agriculture (advertisement of and participation in flower expo)
    • Culture & art (art performance)
    • Autonomous administration
Hebei, China

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  • Location : The coastal area of Bohai, China / Surrounding Beijing and Tianjin
  • Population : 63.47 million (As of the end of 1995)
  • Area : 187,693㎢ (22.6 times that of Chungnam)
  • Climate : 1℃ - 13℃ (Average annual rainfall: 500m/m)
  • Administrative districts : 10 cities, 23 counties
  • Capital : Shijiazhuang (Sisterhood relationship was established with Cheonan on Aug. 26, 1997)
  • Sisterhood Relationship : Oct. 19, 1994
  • Exchange Activities with Chungnam
    • Participation in exhibition, trade & investment, and economic exchanges
    • Exchange of culture and sports such as youth sports events
    • Exchange of environment-related administrative affairs
    • Exchange of government employees such as mutual exchange programs
    • Exchange of agriculture and forest employees such as the agriculture & forest technology council
    • Exchange in road and traffic-related affairs
    • Autonomous administrative affairs
Amur, Russia

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  • Location : Southwestern area of the Russian Far East History (1945), Blagoveshchensk (1858)
  • Population
    • 1.023 mil. (Russian : 86.8%, Ukrainian : 1.7%, ELK : 2%)
    • Population density : 3 persons per ㎢
  • Area : 362 mil.㎢ (43 times of that of Chungnam, 1.7 times that of the Korean peninsula) Similar to Poland and Japan in terms of area
  • Climate :
    • It is where a continental wind and the monsoon air current come across.
    • It has a limited amount of sunlight in winter while its summer is hot with heavy rains.
    • The region also has significant daily and yearly temperature differences.
    • The average temperature in August: from 15 to 30 degrees; in January: from 21 to 31 degrees.
  • Administrative districts : 20 districts, 9 cities, 28 counties, and 615 villages (towns)
  • Capital : Blagoveshchensk
  • Sisterhood Relationshop : June 15, 1995
  • Exchange Activities with Chungnam
    • Economic exchange such as mutual-participation in fairs and exhibitions
    • Sports exchange such as overseas training
    • Environmental exchange such as hosting environmental forums
    • Arts and cultural exchange such as arts group invitation programs
Wielkopolska, Poland

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  • Location : In the midwest, the 2nd biggest region in Poland. cradle of the nation, hub of culture and history
  • Population : 3.34 mil. (8.6% of total population, the 3rd highest nationwide)
  • Area : 29,826㎢ (9.5% of Poland, the 2nd largest nationwide, 3.4 times that of Chungnam)
  • Administrative districts : 4 cities, 31 counties, and 226 villages
  • Capital : Poznan with a population of 580,000
  • Language : Polish
  • Religion : Catholic - 95%
  • Economy
    • GDP per capita: USD 7,160
    • Main industrial structure: manufacture (more than 30%), agriculture & livestock, trade & commerce
    • Main economy: mining, power production,aluminum, textile, ceramics, corn, wheat, and potatoes
    • Number of companies: 263,000
    • Close economic relationship with Poznan in Germany: Leading economic region in Poland
  • Sisterhood Relationship : April 26, 2002
  • Exchange Activities with Chungnam
    • Culture & art, and youth
    • Agriculture
    • Economy and trade
Misiones, Argentina

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  • Location : In the northeast (Parana Plateau) between River Parana (bordering with Paraguay), River Uruguay (bordering with Brazil),
  • Population : About 995,000 (Argentina: 36,123,000)
  • Area : 30,801㎢
  • GDP per capita : USD 9,000
  • Climate : Humid subtropical climate
  • Regional features
    • ∙ Located in the far northeast of Argentina with 17 cities and counties
    • ∙ Bordered with Paraguay and Brazil
    • ∙ Production: Pasturing cattle, tea, timber, corn, leaf tobacco
  • Government structure : Mayor (1),deputy mayor (1), minister (6), vice minister(6)
  • Capital : POSADAS
  • Council
    • ∙ Councilmen : 40 persons (Opposition party: Peronist Party [21], Ruling Party: 19)
    • ∙ Council : Unicameral system, 4-year term
  • Sisterhood : May 28, 2001
  • Exchange Activities with Chungnam
    • ∙ Economy and trade
    • ∙ Culture, art, and sports
    • ∙ Autonomous administration