Dangjin

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Dangjin
당진시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Dangjin-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Tangjin-si
Official logo of Dangjin
Emblem of Dangjin
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Hoseo
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 9 myeon, 3 dong
Area
 • Total 664.13 km2 (256.42 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 117,409
 • Density 176.8/km2 (458/sq mi)
 • Dialect Chungcheong

Dangjin is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It stands on the south shore of the Bay of Asan. Dangjin borders Incheon, Pyeongtaek, and Hwaseong by sea, and Seosan, Yesan, and Asan by land. Its name means "Tang ferry," and refers to the historic role of Dangjin's harbor in connecting Korea to the other side of the Yellow Sea. This role continues to be important in the city's economy, which relies on a mixture of agriculture and heavy industry.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The city is divided into 2 eup, 9 myeon and 3 dong.

History[edit]

The name "Dangjin" was first used to refer to this area during the Joseon Dynasty. From 1413 to 1895, it was known as Dangjin-hyeon, a division of Chungcheong Province. The city achieved its present borders in 1973, with the merger of a portion of Jeongmi-myeon into Seosan's Unsan-myeon.

Education[edit]

As of March 2005, in Dangjin there were 33 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 38 preschools, serving 14,293 students.[1] In addition, there were 8 high schools. All of these organs are overseen by the Dangjing Office of Education.

The sole institution of higher education in the city is Shinsung College.

Economy[edit]

Dangjin is home to a number of factories, including steel mills operated by Hyundai Hysco and Hyundai INI Steel. These factories are supplied in part by ships docking at Dangjin Harbor, a cargo port with 5 piers, two of which are dedicated to steel coil shipping.[2]

Dangjin is a small city located on Korea’s west coast. Although Dangjin is a smaller city, it offers a wide variety of restaurants, a local movie theater, a park, library, internet cafes, a Western style supermarket, health clubs, natural spring baths, traditional Korean markets and several nearby cultural monuments and exhibits. Dangjin is also located near Taenhaen Marine Park and many beaches.

Sister cities[edit]

Dangjin also has sister city relationships with parts of Liaoning and Jilin provinces in China.

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Coordinates: 36°53′35″N 126°37′41″E / 36.89306°N 126.62806°E / 36.89306; 126.62806

Dangjin