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Introduction to Gyeryong City

Military Culture Festival tourist attractions
Gyeryong City will continue to progress with its rich history.

Gyeryong City has historically been a key location since the Baekjae Dynasty. With its elevation to city status, Gyeryong City will strive to become a small but plentiful city not just among Korea cites but among cities of the world.

HISTORY

  • Baekjae Dynasty : Hwangdeung Yasan County
  • Silla Dynasty : Hwangsan County
  • Goryo Dynasty : Yeonsan Prefecture
  • Joseon Dynasty : Yeonsan Prefecture
Dolmens of Eomsa-li and the Dolmen Tombs of Shingi-li, Yangchon Township
1890s History
  • 1895. Yeonsan County
1910's History
  • 1914. Duma Township, Nonsan County
1980's History
  • 1983. MND 620 Program
  • 1989. Army and Air Force HQ Moved to GRD
1990's History
  • 1990. Gyeryong Office installed under provincial government
  • 1990. Gyeryong Office installed under government of South Chungcheong Province (Duma and Namseon Branch Offices installed)
  • 1991. Presidential order for designation of “Special Gyeryong City Zone”
  • 1993. Navy HQ moved to GRD
  • 1996. Duma Township, Nonsan City (1996, Nonsan County→Nonsan City)
  • 1998. Gyeryong and Jeungpyeong New Cities Bill presented to national assembly
2000's History
  • 2000.05.29. Bill rescinded due to termination of 15th national assembly
  • 2001.09.20. President promises special city designation upon visit to South Chungcheong Province
  • 2002.03.15. Provincial assembly passes “Proposal for Installation of Gyeryong City,” refers to congress
  • 2002.04.10. 「Special Bill for the Installation of Gyeryong City」presented to national assembly (Administration and Autonomous Government Committee
  • 2003.04.21. National Assembly Administration and Autonomous Government Committee (Subcommittee on Legislation) reviews bill for city installation → review deferred
  • 2003.06.11. Additional bills for installation of Gyeryong City presented to national assembly
    • Bill for Major Revision of Regional Autonomy Laws
    • Bill for the Installation of Gyeryong City in South Chungcheong Province as Combined Urban and Agricultural City, etc.
  • 2003.06.30. Bill for city installation passed at 7th general session of the 240th provisional national assembly
  • 2003.07.18. Act for city installation announced (Law No.6929)
  • 2003.09.19. Gyeryong City Born
  • 2003.10.31. First democratically elected government takes office (Mayor Choi Hong-muk)
  • 2003.11.06. First session of the Gyeryong City Council
  • 2006.03.20. Office opened at Eomsa Township
  • 2006.05.02. Gyeryong Library opened
  • 2006.05.02. Public health center moved to new building
  • 2006.07.01. Second democratically elected government takes office (Mayor Choi Hong-muk)
  • 2006.07.05. Second term of the Gyeryong City Council begins
  • 2010.07.01. Third democratically elected government takes office (Mayor Lee Gi-Won)
  • 2010.07.01. Third term of the Gyeryong City Council begins
  • 2014.07.01. Fourth democratically elected government takes office (Mayor Choi Hong-muk)
  • 2014.07.01. Fourth term of the Gyeryong City Council begins
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