Natural Environment


Gimhae is located at the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula. To the east, it shares a border with Gangseo-gu in Busan Metropolitan City. To the north, it is bordered by Nakdong River, adjacent to Miryang City. In the southwest, it borders Changwon City.

Location of the City Hall Ends Longitudinal and Latitudinal Extreme Points Name of Region
Extreme Points Distance
2401, Gimhae-daero, Gimhae-si (Buwon-dong) Easternmost Point Wolchon-ri, Daedong-myeon 35°16′16″N 129°0′48″E 27km east-west, 32km south-north
Westernmost Point Jwagon-ri, Jingyeong-eup 35°18′12″N 128°41′47″E
Southernmost Point Jangyu-dong 35°9′10″N 128°49′44″E
Northernmost Point Doyo-ri, Saengnim-myeon 35°23′31″N 128°51′59″E


Gimhae falls within the temperate climate zone, characterized by distinct four seasons. Influenced significantly by the oceanic climate of the South Sea, it has favorable climatic conditions for human activities. The average annual temperature over the past decade is approximately 15.1 degrees Celsius, which is about 2 degrees higher than the national average of 13 degrees Celsius. The average annual precipitation is around 1,276 mm, similar to the national average of 1,277 mm.

*Reference: Korea Meteorological Administration’s National Climate Data Center (, Past Decade: 2008~2017


The total area of the city is 463.36 ㎢, accounting for approximately 0.5% of the total area of South Korea (100,363.71 ㎢) and about 4.4% of the total area of South Gyeongsang Province (10,539.76 ㎢). In terms of land area, Gimhae ranks 12th largest among the 17 cities and counties in the province.

*Reference: Korean Statistical Information Service ( ) Land Statistics