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Ancient times

In the twelve regions of Jinhan, the city was called Saroguk.

The period of the Three Kingdoms

This began with the foundation of the Silla dynasty, and lasted for 992 years through a succession of fifty-six kings.
The city was called Seorabeol or Gyerim.

The Unified Silla Age

This period began the mainstream of our national culture.

Goryeo Age

Goryeo was an ancient Korean state (918-1392).
In 940, the twenty-third year of his reign, King Taejo gave the city the name of Gyeongju.
In 987, it was renamed Donggyeong, but in 1012, it reverted to Gyeongju.
In 1308, however, it became Gyeorimbu

Joseon Age

In 1413, it was renamed Gyeongjubu.
Later, in 1895 the name changed again, to Gyeongjugun.

1. 4. 1931

Gyeongju-myeon was given the higher grading of Eup (1 Eup 12 Myeon)

1. 7. 1937

It was divided into 8 Ri except for Yangbuk-myeon and Gampo-ri, which received the higher grading of Eup, becoming Gampo-eup (2 Eup 11 Myeon)

20. 5. 1949

Gangseo-myeon was regraded to become Angang-eup (3 Eup 10 Myeon)

1. 9. 1955

Gyeongju-eup was given the City status (Si) Si. And Gun was changed into Wolseong-gun

1. 1. 1989

Wolseong-gun was changed into Gyeongju-gun

1. 1. 1995

The establishment (from a merger) of an enlarged Gyeongju City (4 Eup, 8 Myeon and 17 Dong)

14.11. 1998

Hangjeong-dong was merged into Gyeongju City. (4 Eup, 8 Myeon and 13 Dong)

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