This city has the largest population of North Gyeongsang Province and it has the 3rd largest land area of any city (si) in South Korea.
The earliest evidence of human occupation in the Pohang area is from the Mumun Pottery Period (1500–300 BC). Archaeologists have unearthed small villages and megalithic burials (dolmen) from this period. Still a small fishing village at the dawn of the 20th century, the earliest steps toward developing Pohang into a place of greater significance were taken in 1930 with the construction of a modern harbour. Pohang grew rapidly afterward, attaining the designation of town (eup) in 1931 and then earning the status of city (si) in 1949.
Pohang's road arteries and shipping port made it a place of strategic significance during the Korean War. An unopposed landing of UN forces at Pohang on July 18, 1950 was the first large-scale amphibious operation since World War II, and the region around Pohang saw fierce clashes between South Korea's 3rd Infantry Division and North Korea's 5th Infantry Division during August–September 1950.
While festivals of jazz, rock or hip-hop have been popular options out there for music lovers looking for some summer excitement, Koreans were able to tune into something a little different on Friday ― a Christian festival offering plenty of soul in the port city of Pohang.
Lee Juck has created an intimate setting with music for 2005...Park Kang-sung has a wide-ranging musical ability in genres, including rock ballads, R & B and jazz ... All of her most popular songs of her 45-year musical career will be presented ... ■ Plays & Musical ... Sound of Music ... PohangArtHall.
The PhoenixPlaza in Fukui was a hive of activity as students from 43 schools in 32 prefectures performed traditional folk music and dance from their local regions, and spare seats were at a premium ...Fifteen students from Pohang Fisheries High School in Pohang, South Korea, played a piece of traditional Korean music for the appreciative crowd.