|• Revised Romanization||Asan-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||2 eup, 9 myeon, 6 dong|
|• Total||542.25 km2 (209.36 sq mi)|
|Population (December 31, 2013)|
|• Density||529.41/km2 (1,371.2/sq mi)|
Asan is known for its hot springs and is a city of spas.
Asan has grown into the neighboring village, Onyang-dong, which is also known for its hot springs.
Asan should not be confused with Ansan, in Gyeonggi Province.
The city of Asan shares a station for the KTX high speed trains with the neighbouring city of Cheonan called Cheonan-Asan Station. It takes about 30 minutes to travel from Asan to Seoul by the KTX train. It can be reached within 2 hours from Incheon International Airport by car. Seoul Metropolitan Subway extended one of its lines to service Asan on December 15, 2008. Two major highways, the Seoul-Busan and West Coast expressways, also pass through Asan city.
Industry and commerce
Companies like Hyundai Motor, Samsung LCD, and Samsung Electronic have factories in Asan. A total of 14 industrial complexes are currently occupied by autoparts, electronic parts and other factories.
The Port of Pyeongtaek, closest to the east China coast among Korean ports, is nearby.
Asan is the home of five universities.
- Asan Information and Technology Polytechnic College
- Seonam University
- Soonchunhyang University
- Sun Moon University
- Onyang Highschool
- In 1983, an alteration of townships (ri) and towns (myeon) was made.
- In 1986, Onyang eup (town) of Asan was separated and the independent city of Onyang was created.
- In 1995, the City of Onyang and Asan County were combined into the City of Asan.
Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who defeated the Japanese navy in the 16th century, lived for some time in Asan. There is a miniature replica of a turtle ship made famous by Admiral Yi on the outskirts of town.
Kim kyung-tae, the world famous scientific engineer was born in Asan.
Twin towns – Sister cities