Ansan


Ansan

Infobox Korean settlement
logo=Ansan logo.gif
hangul=안산시
hanja=安山市
rr=Ansan-si
mr=Ansan-shi
area_km2=144.78
pop=686873
popyear=2004
popnote= [ [http://english.gg.go.kr/SITE/data/html_dir/2003/03/05/200303050056.jsp ::: About Gyeonggi::Population ::: ] ]
popden_km2=4744.3
divs=2 "gu", 22 "dong"

Ansan is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It lies south of Seoul, and is part of the Seoul National Capital Area. It is connected to Seoul by rail via Seoul Subway Line 4.

Ansan is situated on the coast of the Yellow Sea (locally called "West Sea"), at coord|37|19|N|126|50|E|region:KR_type:city(685,000). Portions of various Yellow Sea islands lie within its jurisdiction. The largest and best-known of these is Daebu Island.

Several institutions of higher learning are located in Ansan. They include Ansan College, Ansan College of Technology, Seoul Institute of the Arts, and a campus of Hanyang University.

The city is also home to National League soccer club Ansan Hallelujah.

Modern History

In 1986, some towns of Hwaseong county were incorporated and Ansan city was formed. Now there are two districts because the population of Ansan city has surpassed 500,000. [Provisional changes including Guri city and 11 cities and counties and permission of modification naming Naju.(1985.12.28.) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea] In Nov. of 2002, Danwon district shaped with 13 dongs and Sangnok district with 11 dongs. [The municipal of Ansan city No.1027]

Transportation

Railroad

*Korail;*Seoul Subway Line 4 (via Ansan Line);;;(Gunpo) ← Banwol — Sangnoksu — Hanyang Univ. at Ansan — Jungang — Gojan — Gongdan — Ansan → (Siheung)

ister Cities

*flagicon|China Anshan, China
*flagicon|United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Administrative districts

*Danwon-gu
*Sangnok-gu

ee also

* Geography of South Korea
* List of islands in Ansan

References

External links

* [http://ansan.iansan.net/english/index.asp City government website]
* [http://www.ansansouthkorea.com Ansan, South Korea]


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