South Korea


Incheon is South Korea’s third most populous city and benefits economically from its proximity to Seoul.

In 2003, Incheon was designated as Korea’s first free economic zone. Since then, large local companies and global enterprises have increasingly invested in the Incheon Free Economic Zone and it has steadily made strides to become a prominent business hub for Northeast Asia. Incheon’s major industries are iron, steel, light metals, plate-glass, textiles, chemicals and lumber.

There have been several notable exchanges. Two include students from Incheon and Philadelphia participated in the Sister Cities International Young Artists Showcase, as well as Bodine High School of International Affairs hosted a group of students from Incheon, allowing young citizen diplomats to share their experiences with one another.


Population: 2,834,000

Partnership Began: August 15, 1983

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