Gyeongsangnamdo, Gyeongsangbukdo, Jeollabukdo, Chungcheongnamdo and Chungcheongbukdo – and 7 cities and guns (districts) meet. Since December 1997, with the opening of the Daejeon-Jinju highway that forms the north-south axis, Muju can be reached within 2 hours from anywhere around the country including Seoul and Busan. With easy accessibility, it hold send less development potentialas the central location of in land traffic. Located atthefar north east ernend of the Sobaek Mountain Range, Muju shares its boundary with Gyeongsangnamdo, Gyeongsangbukdo, Chungcheongnamdo and Chungcheongbukdo. Inaddition, the national park of Deogyusan(Mt.Doegyu) is famous for its beautiful scenery in each of the four seasons. The over allarea amounts to 631.7km2 which is 27km2 wider than the total area of Seoul, but the region is apleasantrural district with a population of only 31,000. Currently, the size of its budget is 107.5billion won and the industry consists of 52% primary industry, 2% secondary industry and 46% tertiary industry. Base don the characteristics of its mountain ousarea, the industrialization of the regionhasfailed. The geographical coordinates of Muju is 127˚ 55' ~ 127˚ 31' in east longitude and 36˚ 4' ~ 36˚ 47' in north latitude, which is the most central mountainous region among Korea’s inland districts. The four seasons of Muju resemble a young maiden changing clothes of all styles and colors.