When it comes to development, Changwon is second to none in terms of speed and size. Since the area was designated as an industrial complex for machinery in 1974, it took only six years for the town to be promoted to a city. Then in three years, Changwon became the capital city of Gyeongsangnamdo Province.
City of Changwon website: http://eng.changwon.go.kr
With a population of half a million - five times as many as its number of inhabitants back in 1980 - Changwon is a city built on a sophisticated plan. Changwon Boulevard divides the city into a new town in the North and an industrial area in the South.
Located on the south-eastern shore of the Korean Peninsula, Changwon shares its borders with Masan Harbour, which functions as an international gate to export goods made in the city.