Pyeongtaek City is located in southern Gyeonggi-do in central-west South Korea. It covers 457.46 km², an area two-thirds of Seoul City,
and it has a population of 470,832 (as of the end of December 2016).
It has an average annual precipitation of 1,350 mm, an average temperature of 13℃, and a 42.62km coastline, giving the city huge plains.
It is under a great oceanic climate influence from the West Sea.
It encompasses Pyeongtaek Port, one of South Korea's four major ports,
as well as Samsung and LG Electronics among the large companies.
It also has a transport link with five expressways, a high-speed train system, Gyeongbu Railroad Line, and the Seoul metropolitan subway system, and houses 1,900 factories, giving it the best business environment and infrastructure. In particular, Pyeongtaek accounts for
16% of the total rice produced by Gyeonggi and raises the most delicious Pyeongtaek pear, making it an all-weather agricultural area.