Seongnam


Seongnam
Seongnam
성남
城南
—  Municipal City  —
Korean transcription(s)
 – Hangul 성남시
 – Hanja 城南市
 – Revised Romanization Seongnam-si
 – McCune-Reischauer Sŏngnam-si
Bundang district of Seongnam

Emblem of Seongnam
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 3 gu, 44 dong
Area
 – Total 141.70 km2 (54.7 sq mi)
Population
 – Total 981,390
 – Density 6,925.8/km2 (17,937.7/sq mi)
 – Dialect Seoul

Seongnam is the second largest city in South Korea's Gyeonggi province after Suwon and the 9th largest city in the country, with a population of nearly 1 million. The largely residential city is located immediately south of Seoul and belongs to the Seoul National Capital Area.

Seongnam, the first planned city in Korea's history, was conceived during the era of president Park Chung-Hee for the purpose of industrializing the nation by concentrating electronic, textile, and petrochemical facilities there during the '70s and '80s. The city featured a network of roads, to Seoul and other major cities, from the early '70s on. Today, Seongnam has merged with the metropolitan network of Seoul. Bundang, one of districts in Seongnam, was developed in '90s.

To accelerate the dispersion of Seoul population to its suburbs and relieve the congested Seoul metropolitan area, the Korean government has provided stimulus packages to large public corporations and private companies to be headquartered in the Bundang district. Bundang-gu is now home to prominent companies such as KT (formerly Korea Telecom), Korea Gas Corporation, KEPCO, and Korea Land Corporation.

In recent years, a movement to have Seongnam designated a metropolitan city capable of governing itself has arisen.

In August 2009, the city of Seongnam decided to merge with the city of Hanam, also in Gyeonggi-do.

The city is also home to dominant K-League soccer club Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.

Contents

Statistics

  • Miscellaneous:
Government workers: 2,199
Medical centers: 952
Teachers: 7,245
Students per Teacher: 23
Number of Cars: 270,289

Administrative districts

Seongnam is divided into 3 "gu" (구, "ward"):

Economy

Nowcom has its headquarters in Bundang, Seongnam.[1]

Sports

  • Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma professional K League Soccer team that was the AFC champion in 1995 and in 2010 and the Hanna Bank F.Acup champion in 2011 and 1999. Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma was a K League Champion 7times which is a best League Cup Winnig record in K League. Tancheon sports complex is a home of Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma F.C

Sister Cities & Friendly Cities

See also

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References

  1. ^ "오시는길." (Map) Nowcom. Retrieved on September 17, 2011. "경기도 성남시 분당구 삼평동 625 판교세븐벤처밸리 1단지 2동 9층"

Coordinates: 37°26′N 127°9′E / 37.433°N 127.15°E / 37.433; 127.15



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