|• Revised Romanization||Gimhae-si|
|Administrative divisions||1 eup, 7 myeon, 9 dong, 0 gu|
|• Total||463.26 km2 (178.87 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,188/km2 (3,080/sq mi)|
|• Dialect||South Gyeongsang Province|
Gimhae (Korean pronunciation: [kim.ɦɛ̝]) is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. It is the seat of the large Gimhae Kim clan, one of the largest Kim clans in Korea. The Gimhae Kims claim descent from the ancient royal house of Geumgwan Gaya, which was based in Gimhae. Gimhae is situated near the Nakdong River.
The city has a K3 League soccer club called Gimhae FC. The largest foreign sports club in Gimhae is the Gimhae Semi-Athletic Club (G-SAC) located in Nae-dong.
Gimhae is also the birthplace of the late Roh Moo-hyun, former president of South Korea.
Due to the influence of its coastal climate, Gimhae is the mildest region in Korea. The annual average temperature is around 15℃, and annual average precipitation is 1,200 mm, which is very close to the Korean average of 1,274 mm.
Gimhae International Airport is just east of Gimhae (in Gangseo-gu, Busan) and has 9.17 million annual users. Various conveniences, especially those for the disabled, will be expanded step by step.
Gimhae has two stations on the Gyeongjeon Line; Hallimjeong station (한림정역) and Jinyeong station (진영역). The Busan–Gimhae Light Rail Transit, which opened in September 2011, connects the city to Busan via the airport. It connects to the Busan Metro network at Daejeo (대저), and at Sasang (사상). The closest KTX station from Gimhae is Gupo station in Busan.
Gimhae has spacious flower gardens. Busan and its neighbor cities have exported large amounts of flowers.
Gimhae farming center exploited to develop independent Korean roses called Spray.
Gimhae is twinned with: