Gwangmyeong

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Gwangmyeong
Hangul 광명시
Hanja 光明市
Revised
Romanization
Gwangmyeong-si
McCune-
Reischauer
Kwangmyŏng-si
Statistics
Area38.5 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Population (2002)341,671
Population density8,874.6 /km² (22,985 /sq mi)
Administrative divisions18 dong
Location map
Image:Map Gwangmyeong-si.png

Gwangmyeong is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It borders Seoul to the north and northwest, Anyang to the east and south, and Siheung to the southwest.

Contents

Symbols

  • Tree : Ginkgo Tree
  • Flower : Rose
  • Bird : Korean magpie

Districts

There are 18 administrative districts ("dongs" in Korean) in Gwangmyeong. Specifically , these are: Gwangmyeong Dong(from 1 to 7), Cheolsan Dong(4 dongs), Haan Dong(4 dongs), Soha Dong(2 dongs), and Hak-on dong.

Education

There are 9 high schools, 10 middle schools, 21 elementary schools.

Transportation

Railroad

(Geumcheon-gu, Seoul) ← Gwangmyeong
(Seoul) ← Gwangmyeong → (Southern Gyeonggi Province)
(Geumcheon-gu, Seoul) ← CheolsanGwangmyeongsageori → (Guro-gu, Seoul)

Attractions

The tombs of Yi Sun Shin (not to be confused with the more famous admiral of the same name) and Lee Won Ik are in the city, just north of Gwangmyeong Station. Lee Won Ik's cultural relics are also on display here. The city is also home to the Gwangmyeong Velodrome, the largest domed structure in South Korea.

Industry

The city hosts big firms in spite of being small scale. In total, there are 630 companies employing 11,636 persons.

Kia Motors factory located at Soha-dong, Gwangmyeong City is the first general car factory Because of being nearest car factory to Seoul, it is convenient to find and get labor and resource. It has geographical merit that completed goods can be smoothly provided to metropolitan area.[1]

City officially planned to bring up small businesses. Such workers can take merits of getting fee of rent, land and even costs for investment.[2]

Sister Cities

See also

References

  1. City official page
  2. 광명시, 해외전시회 참여 중소기업 임차료 등 지원Newsis 2008.01.16

External links

de:Gwangmyeong

fr:Gwangmyeong ko:광명시 nl:Gwangmyeong ja:光明市 ru:Кванмён sv:Gwangmyeong tl:Gwangmyeong

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