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Gimhae

Kimhae
Administration
Full nameGimhae
Native name김해시
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionYeongnam
Geography
Total Area178.8 sq mi (463.26 km2)
Demography
Total Population502158 (2010)
Density (pop.)1083.97/km2 (2807.5/sq mi)
DialectGyeongsang

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Gimhae, also commonly spelled Kimhae, is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. Gimhae is known to locals as "The Paris of Gyeongsangnamdo." It is the seat of the large Gimhae Kim clan, one of the largest Kim clans in Korea. The Gimhae Kims claim descent from the ancient royal house of Geumgwan Gaya, which was based in Gimhae.

The city has a Korea National League soccer club called Gimhae FC.

Gimhae is also the birthplace of former President of South Korea, the late Roh Moo-hyun.


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