Hwaseong, Gyeonggi

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Hwaseong
화성시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Hwaseong-si
 • McCune–Reischauer Hwasŏng-si
Metapolis skyscrapers in Dongtan
Metapolis skyscrapers in Dongtan
Official logo of Hwaseong
Emblem of Hwaseong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°11′59″N 126°49′53″E / 37.19972°N 126.83139°E / 37.19972; 126.83139
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 3 eup, 10 myeon, 10 dong
Area
 • Total 688 km2 (266 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 535,021
 • Density 777.6/km2 (2,014/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Hwaseong is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It has the largest area of farmland of any city or county in Gyeonggi province.[1] Seoul Subway Line 1 passes through Hwaseong, stopping at Byeongjeom Station.

Climate[edit]

Hwaseong city is located in the western area of the Korean Peninsula. The temperatures in winter are low along the coast since it is located in the lower plains and close to the Yellow Sea (West Sea), where the water is shallow.[2] Additionally, Siberian air flows directly into the western flatlands of the Korean peninsula, making several areas colder.

Demographics[edit]

Hwaseong is populated by 49% male Korean citizens, 46% Korean females, and 5% foreign residents. With 186,966 homes, there are on average 2.8 people per registered place of residence in the city. With the exceptions of Byeongjeom 2-dong, Dongtan 2-dong and Dongtan 3-dong, there is a larger number of males than females in every division of the city.[3]

Administrative Divisions

Hwaseong has 3 towns (eup), 3 townships (myeon) and 10 neighborhoods (dong). Each eup and myeon is further divided into villages (ri).

Place Population (2014) Household Area (sq km) Density (/sq km)
Bongdam-eup 67,363 23,584 42.7 1,577.6
Ujeong-eup 17,640 7,566 58.87 299.6
Hyangnam-eup 57,973 22,654 49.89 1,162
Maesong-myeon 8,806 3,714 27.40 321.4
Bibong-myeon 6,075 2,817 38.5 157.8
Mado-myeon 6,404 3,119 31.8 201.4
Songsan-myeon 11,075 5,000 53.63 206.5
Seosin-myeon 6,877 3,452 43.1 159.6
Paltan-myeon 10,729 5,635 50.9 210.8
Jangan-myeon 11,223 5,187 67.7 165.8
Yanggam-myeon 4,318 2,214 31.1 138.8
Jeongnam-myeon 12,986 6,016 40.7 319.1
Dongtan-myeon 4,376 1,936 46.1 94.9
Namyang-dong 24,819 10,443 66.9 371
Jinan-dong 36,248 15,793 7.1 5,105.4
Byeongjeom 1(il)-dong 28,994 9,781 1.5 19,329.3
Byeongjeom 2(i)-dong 27,570 9,028 1.0 27,750
Banwol-dong 19,734 6,302 3.9 5,060
Gibae-dong 15,207 4,875 4.2 3,620.7
Hwasan-dong 24,233 9,128 11.5 2,107.2
Dongtan 1(il)-dong 52,938 17,567 5.3 9,988.3
Dongtan 2(i)-dong 36,398 11,178 2.2 16,544.5
Dongtan 3(sam)-dong 43,035 14,152 1.9 22,650

Universal Studios[edit]

On November 27, 2007 the city was chosen as the site for the future Universal Studios South Korea theme park, set to open in 2016, which will be the world's largest Universal Studios theme park, being larger than all the other four combined.[4] The USD $3.1 billion park is expected to create at least 58,000 new jobs.[5]

Local products[edit]

Lots of special products sell in the Hwaseong area that are different from other regions of Gyeonggi-do. There are many facilities growing products ranging from honey melons to herbs. Additionally, meat and dairy products are also available. Hangwa is also made by local companies as a speciality.

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