Seongnam

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For the given name, see Seong-nam (name).
Seongnam
성남시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Seongnam-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Sŏngnam-si
Bundang district of Seongnam
Bundang district of Seongnam
Official logo of Seongnam
Emblem of Seongnam
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 3 gu, 44 dong
Area
 • Total 141.70 km2 (54.71 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2012[1])
 • Total 994,271
 • Density 7,032.10/km2 (18,213.1/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Seongnam is the second largest city in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province after Suwon and the 10th largest city in the country. Its population is approximately one million. Seongnam is a satellite city of Seoul. It is largely a residential city located immediately southeast of Seoul and belongs to the Seoul National Capital Area.

Seongnam, the first planned city in Korea's history, was conceived during the era of President Park Chung-Hee for the purpose of industrializing the nation by concentrating electronic, textile, and petrochemical facilities there during the 1970s and 1980s. The city featured a network of roads, to Seoul and other major cities, from the early 1970s on. Today, Seongnam has merged with the metropolitan network of Seoul. Bundang, one of districts in Seongnam, was developed in the 1990s.

To accelerate the dispersion of Seoul's population to its suburbs and relieve the congested Seoul metropolitan area, the Korean government has provided stimulus packages to large public corporations and private companies to be headquartered in the Bundang district. Bundang-gu is now home to prominent companies such as KT (formerly Korea Telecom), Korea Gas Corporation, KEPCO, and Korea Land Corporation.

In recent years, a movement to have Seongnam designated a metropolitan city capable of governing itself has arisen.

In August 2009, the city of Seongnam decided to merge with the city of Hanam, also in Gyeonggi-do.

The city is also home to K League football club Seongnam FC.

Statistics[edit]

  • Miscellaneous:
Government workers: 2,199
Medical centers: 952
Teachers: 7,245
Students per Teacher: 23
Number of Cars: 270,289

Administrative districts[edit]

Seongnam is divided into 3 "gu" (구, "ward"):

Economy[edit]

Nowcom has its headquarters in Bundang, Seongnam.[2]

Pangyo Technovalley is the premier industrial complex in Seongnam.[3]

Sports[edit]

  • Seongnam FC is a Professional football club that currently plays in the K League Classic. The club have won 7 league titles and 1 Asian Champions League title in 2010. It is known as one of the most successful football club in the history of Korea and Asia.

Transportation[edit]

- Subway/Train

- Bus

- Expressway

Sister Cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seongnam City Statistics
  2. ^ "오시는길." (Map) Nowcom. Retrieved on September 17, 2011. "경기도 성남시 분당구 삼평동 625 판교세븐벤처밸리 1단지 2동 9층"
  3. ^ "찾아오시는길."(Map). Since 2005. "경기도 판교 테크노 벨리"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°26′N 127°9′E / 37.433°N 127.150°E / 37.433; 127.150