Daegu is officially known as “Daegu Metropolitan City”.
It is the fourth largest city after Seoul, Busan and Incheon.
It has a population of over 2.5 million residents.
The city is the capital and principal city of the surrounding Gyeongsangbuk-do province, although it is not legally part of the province.
Most of the people are buddhist.
Daegu has a humid subtropical climate.
It has extreme temperatures. It is too cold during winter and hot during summer.
Temperatures go until
40°C.(104°F) to -20°C.(-4°F).
Makchang is a Korean dish that is originated from Daegu. It is basically pork intestines or beef intestines. Makchang is only made up of large intestines.
Gobchang is a similar dish but is made up of small intestines. They both taste similar with unique flavor and chewy and rubber-like feeling.
Geography – Mountains and Parks
Palgongsan, Biseulsan, and Apsan are the representative mountains in Daegu ("-san" means mountain).
Apsan, just in the southern part of the city, is the closest mountain from the urban area among them.
It has many trails, Buddhist temples, a Korean War museum, and a gondola ride to the peak.
Waryongsan, Hamjisan, and Yongjibong are located in the city. These serve as neighborhood parks to the citizens.
A home game of Samsung Lions, one of the most popular sports teams in the city.
As the name suggests, the company is from Samsung.
The US Military
United States Forces Korea (USFK) refers to the ground, air and naval divisions of the United States armed forces stationed inSouth Korea.
Major components of USFK include the Eighth United States Army (EUSA), the US Air Forces Korea (USAFK), Marine Forces Korea (MARFORK), U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR). As part of the Korean-American Combined Forces Command, it supports the United Nations Command (Korea).
Air Force: 8,815
ROK-US agreed force level: 28,500
Established right after the end of the Korean War in 1954. During September to October 2010 the United States, South Korea and other allied forces conducted a series of air and sea exercises in response to the sinking of a South Korean warship by North Korea.
The current commander of United States Forces Korea is General James D. Thurman, United States Army.