Uiwang

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Uiwang
의왕시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Uiwang-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Ŭiwang-si
Upstream along the mid-width Anyangcheon in Uiwang - 2009-04-18.JPG
Official logo of Uiwang
Emblem of Uiwang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 6 dong
Area
 • Total 53.46 km2 (20.64 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 142,184
 • Density 2,569.6/km2 (6,655/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Uiwang is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It is one of many satellite cities that ring Seoul, making up the Seoul National Capital Area. Its largest immediate urban neighbor is Anyang (South Korea). The low peaks of the Gwangju Mountains shape the local landscape.

Rail transportation is an important part of Uiwang, which is home to the Korean Railroad Museum and Korea National Railroad College. Seoul Subway Line 1 passes through the city, as does the Gyeongbu Line railroad. In addition, a terminal of the Hanjin container shipping concern is located here.

Characteristics[edit]

Uiwang city developed considerably thanks to the expansion of the city of Anyang. Several districts are directly connected into Gunpo and Suwon. However, due to the fact that Anyang penitentiary is located at the outskirt of Anyang, which borders very closely to Ojeon-dong, Uiwang, which is just next to the borderline. Uiwang is quiet, peaceful, and beautiful town surrounded by many mountains and forests. Also, National road 1 and Seoul Express Beltway passes through Uiwang, making it center of transportation. Places such as city hall, Central library, Senior Welfare center, Health Center, and Teen centers are all located in Gocheon-dong. Many large corporations, such as Haitai confectionaries, Cheil Industries, and many other trade and logistics companies are located in Uiwang.

Administrative districts[edit]

Currently there are six administrative districts in Uiwang:

dong (district) population[1]
Gocheon-dong 13386
Naseonil(1)-dong 23136
Naseonil(2)-dong 27212
Ojeon-dong 44076
Cheonggye-dong 14401
Bugok-dong 26846

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Uiwang is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uiwang City home page - 자주찾는통계". Uiwang.go.kr. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°20′41″N 126°58′06″E / 37.344829°N 126.968325°E / 37.344829; 126.968325