is a city
Province, South Korea
, southeast of Seoul
. The city is not to be confused with the much larger Gwangju Metropolitan City
, former capital of South Jeolla
Province, South Korea. The city also shares the same Hanja
(Chinese characters) name as the mainland Chinese city of Guangzhou
Bunwon-ri in Gwangju took an important role of ceramic production during the Joseon dynasty. There had official kilns and produced superb quality of white porcelains for use at the royal court and to export to China.
In 1962, 4 myuns(towns) including 5 ris(townships) were incorporated to Seoul
In 1973, 6 of ris were separated and these came to parts of Seongnam city. In 1979, gwangju myun promoted eup. In fact, Gwangju was county but raised the status of itself as a city in 2001.