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Foreigners in Gwangju Increased by 10 percent

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Foreigners in Gwangju Increased by 10 percent


The number of foreigners registered in Gwangju increased by 10 percent year on year, totaling 25,000.

This number is up 10 percent from the figures tallied last year at 22,000 and accounts for 1.7 percent of the entire population of Gwangju at 1.47 million.

Among registered foreigners in Gwangju, a majority of up to 17,000 foreigners in the city do not possess Korean citizenship.

The total number of international students reached 3,200 and that of marriage immigrants was just over 3,100 while ethnic Koreans with overseas citizenship were at 1,700.

In Gwangju, Chinese immigrants took up the largest portion among the entire foreign population at 6,000 followed by Vietnamese at 4,500 and in Jeollanamdo, Vietnamese marked the largest number at 12,200 with Chinese following the second largest amount at 7,100.

The largest number of foreigners lived in the Gwangsan-gu district at 11,000 followed by Buk-gu at 6,500.

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