Located in the heart of the country, Daejeon is a gateway to three southern Provinces of the nation, as well as a transportation hub in South Korea.
Daejeon is the nation's second administrative capital with a population of 1.4 million. It is the center for Korea's information-based industry as well as the most renowned scientific-research city. Living up to this reputation, the city is focusing on developing high-tech and knowledge-intensive industries.
The city was also the ancient capital of the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C. – A.D. 660), which possesses a wide array of cultural and historic sites reflecting the ancient culture of the Baekje people. Daejeon was also the host city for Expo '93.