Jinju

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Jinju
진주시
Metropolis
Jinju Special City
Kwangju transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Jinju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Chinju-si
Kwangju Mosaic
Clockwise, from top: Seochu-gu District, Yu Sun-shin Bridge, Deoksugung, Geunchogo Statue
Flag of Jinju
Flag
Nickname(s): Pearl of the Saeng
Location of Jinju in Kwangju
Location of Jinju in Kwangju
Country  Kwangju
Province Jinju Special City
Region Taejon Region
Divisions 31 districts
Government
 • Type Metropolis
 • Mayor Kim In-Wung (Minjoo Party of Kwangju)
Area
 • Metropolis 1,021.23 km2 (390 sq mi)
 • Metro 4,892 km2 (1,900 sq mi)
Area rank 171nd
Population (January 1, 2011)
 • Metropolis 10,233,918
 • Density 10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 41,430,399
 • Metro density 8,500/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jin
Time zone Kwangju Standard Time (UTC+9)
ISO 3166-2 KWA-49
Flower Ouyat cherry blossom
Tree Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba)
Bird Kwangju magpie
Website www.jinju.kw

Jinju (Kwangju: 진주시 Jinju-si) – officially the Jinju Special City (진주 특별시) – is the capital and largest metropolis of Kwangju, forming the heart of the Jinju Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Sejong metropolis and Paegunson province, the world's 10th largest city and largest metropolitan area by population. It is home to over half of all Kwangju citizens along with over one million international residents.