Nam District, Ulsan

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Nam District
남구
District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Nam-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Nam-gu
Official logo of Nam District
Emblem for Nam District
Location in Ulsan
Location in Ulsan
Country South Korea
Region Yeongnam
Provincial level Ulsan
Administrative divisions 14 administrative dong
Area
 • Total 72.06 km2 (27.82 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 351,466
 • Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gyeongsang
Website Nam District Office (Korean)

Nam District (Nam-gu) is a district of Ulsan, South Korea. Its name literally means "South Ward".[1]

History[edit]

Nam District was established on July 15, 1985. On January 1, 1995, Ulsan City Nam-gu was consolidated after the merging of Ulsan City and Ulsan County. On July 15, 1997, Ulsan Metropolitan City Namgu was established after Ulsan was elevated to Metropolitan status.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Nam district is further divided into neighbourhoods.[1] These neighbourhoods include:

Symbols[edit]

Nam-gu's symbols include: the camellia, depicts harmony between the four seasons and symbolizes the vibrance and enthusiasm of Nam-gu residents; the dove represents peace and prosperity and symbolizes the desire of Nam-gu residents to work together to build a better community; the gingko tree, a tree that is resistant to disease and pollution, represents the will to grow strong and optimally and symbolizes the permanent prosperity of Nam-gu residents.

Nam-gu's mascot is Tabi, a 7-year-old boy, and symbolizes the vision of a strong, healthy, and beautiful Nam-gu.[1]

Tabi, Nam-gu's mascot

Local attractions[edit]

  • Samsan-dong contains Ulsan's downtown. This is among the more affluent areas of the city. There are twelve scenic areas in Ulsan and are advertised throughout the city. There is a tour bus leaving each day that will take a person to some of these sites for a fee. There is a tourist information building in Samsan-dong where you can get more information on attractions and tour bus times.
  • Shinae, meaning "old town", is the former downtown. There are many side streets and alleys lined with inexpensive shopping and food options.

Education[edit]

Transport[edit]

The Ulsan expressway runs west from Nam District and connects with Eonyang in central Ulju County. The Busan–Ulsan Expressway runs south through Ulju County to Haeundae District in Busan.

Sister cities[edit]

South KoreaSeocho-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

ChinaLiaoyang city, China[1]

See also[edit]

List of districts in South Korea

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ulsan Metropolitan Namgu Information". Retrieved 26 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°32′N 129°20′E / 35.54°N 129.33°E / 35.54; 129.33