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Jinju

Chinju
Administration
Full nameJinju
Native name진주
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionYeongnam
Geography
Total Area275.1 sq mi (712.8 km2)
Demography
Total Population340816 (2007)
Density (pop.)476.9/km2 (1235.2/sq mi)
DialectGyeongsang

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Jinju is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It was the location of the first (1592) and second (1593) Sieges of Jinju by Japanese forces during the Imjin War. The Republic of Korea Air Force Education and Training Command is located in the western part of the city.

There are cultural-historical tourist attractions in Jinju such as Jinju Castle, the Jinju National Museum, and the Nam-gang Prehistoric Site Museum.


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