Ansan

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Ansan
Hangul 안산시
Hanja 安山市
Revised
Romanization
Ansan-si
McCune-
Reischauer
Ansan-shi
Statistics
Area144.78 km2 (55.90 sq mi)
Population (2004)686,873 [1]
Population density4,744.3 /km² (12,288 /sq mi)
Administrative divisions2 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). 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.

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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 KoreaIn Nov. of 2002, Danwon district shaped with 13 dongs and Sangnok district with 11 dongs.The municipal of Ansan city No.1027

Transportation

Railroad

(Gunpo) ← BanwolSangnoksuHanyang Univ. at AnsanJungangGojanGongdanAnsan → (Siheung)

Sister Cities

Administrative districts

See also

References

References

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