Korea is located in Northeast Asia, which is home to diverse economic activities. The region can be divided into four parts: north, west, east and central. In the north region where Russia is located, primary products such as timber and minerals are extracted.
The west region is home to agriculture, light industry and manufacturing.
The east region has become the leader in a vast array of advanced industries that have been moving offshore to more cost-efficient locations.
Korea is located at the center and the center of Korean business and industry is the capital city Seoul and Gyeonggi-do.
Most industries, from agriculture to information technology, can be found in this area.
Gyeonggi-do is located in the west-central area of the Korean Peninsula and surrounds Seoul, the capital of Korea. Situated between 126° and 127° east longitude and between 36° and 38° north latitude, Gyeonggi-do enjoys a temperate climate.
It is bordered to the north by the 38th parallel and to the west by the Yellow Sea. Gyeonggi-do is divided into northern and southern halves by the Han River, which flows through the province from east to west.
The northeastern area is mountainous while the southwestern area consists of wide plains. The area of Gyeonggi-do is 10,189 ㎢, accounting for approximately 10.2% of the total land area of South Korea.
The total area of Gyeonggi-do is 10,175㎢ (northern part 4.266㎢, southern part 5,909㎢). It is 17 times that of the area of Seoul Metropolitan City (605 ㎢).
It occupies 10.1% of national territory measuring 100,341 ㎢ and is the 5th largest in Korea.
The cities and counties in Gyeonggi-do that are larger in area than Seoul Metropolitan City are Yangpyeong (877 ㎢), Gapyeong (843 ㎢), Pocheon (826 ㎢), Hwaseong (689 ㎢ ), Yeoncheon (675 ㎢), Paju (672 ㎢) and Yeoju (608 ㎢). The size of Gyeonggi-do is 15 times and 9 times that of Singapore and Hong Kong respectively.