Location

As an inland city located in the northeastern part of Gyeongsangnam-do, Miryang is situated between Busan and Daegu. With the high-speed train (KTX) station, Shin (New) Daegu-Busan Highway and the extension of the national highways 24 and 25, it has emerged as a transportation hub in the Yeongnam region connecting with Changwon (34.3km), Ulsan (77.1km), Busan (79.1km) and Daegu (85.4km).

Direction,Address,Geographic Coordinates,Distance Extended
Direction Address Geographic Coordinates Distance Extended
East end

Nammyeong-ri, Sannae-myeon Long. 129 ° 1' E 38km East-West

West end

Garye-ri, Muan-myeon

Long. 128 ° 34‘ E

South end

Myeongrye-ri, Hanam-eup

Latitude 35 ° 21‘ N

24.5km South-North

North end

Wonseo-ri, Sannae-myeon

Latitude 35 ° 38‘ N


The geographical features of Miryang are as follows
  • First, the Gyeongbu Line passes through downtown and the KTX train stops. In addition, the Gyeongjeon Line, which connects Gyeongsang-do and Jeolla-do at Samnangjin, is branched off. The Shin (New) Daegu-Busan Highway and National Roads 24 and 25 which stretch to Busan, Daegu, Ulsan, Changwon and Changnyeong pass through the downtown area. This has made Miryang a transportation hub in Yeongnam region. Accordingly, trade and commerce with its neighboring areas have been very active since the early modern period.
  • Secondly, the ridges of the Hwaaksan Mountain and Gajisan Mountain can be observed from the northeast. Even though the mountains are steep in the northeast, open Sangnam Field and Hanam Field are seen in the south. These geographic benefits resulted in Miryang's highly productive agriculture compared with other cities.
  • Thirdly, the textile industry has flourished owing to the rich soft water. With several fascinating resorts situated along the Namcheon River, Miryang is well positioned for commerce and industry.
  • Lastly, Miryang is also rich in mineral water due to steep mountains and deep valleys. The water flows to the east and north and further to the Miryang River and Nakdong River, creating good conditions for growing freshwater fish.

General Information

Statistics (based on Dec 31, 2015)
General Information
division Description Remarks
Population 50,447 households, 108,117 people (exclusive of registered foreigners)
Area 798㎢
Administrative District 2 eups, 9 myeons, 5 dongs (329 tongs and ris, 1,085 bans)
No. of Government Officials 921
Finance Total budget: KRW 692.1 billion (general accounting of KRW 597.5 billion, special accounting of KRW 94.6 billion) in 2017
School 67 schools (25 kindergartens, 21 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 12 high schools, 1 university)
/ as of July 31, 2017
No. of Businesses 494 businesses/ 9,840 employees (as of 2017)
Water Supply 79.2%
Sewer System Supply 73.1%
City Gas Supply 62% (based on the No. of households)
No. of Registered Vehicles 56,858
GRDP KRW 2,371,730 million (USD 21,310 GDP) / as of 2014
Trade
  • Total trade: USD 366,003 thousand
  • Export: USD 174,886 thousand
  • Import: USD 191,117 thousand