Asan

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Asan
아산시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul아산시
 • Hanja牙山市
 • Revised RomanizationAsan-si
 • McCune-ReischauerAsan-si
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Flag of Asan
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 36°47′N 126°59′E / 36.783°N 126.983°E / 36.783; 126.983Coordinates: 36°47′N 126°59′E / 36.783°N 126.983°E / 36.783; 126.983
Country South Korea
RegionHoseo
Administrative divisions2 eup, 9 myeon, 6 dong
Government
 • mayorGyeong Gwi Park(박경귀)
Area
 • Municipal City542.25 km2 (209.36 sq mi)
 • Urban
42.29 km2 (16.33 sq mi)
Population
 (October, 2022)
 • Municipal City332,790
 • Density529.41/km2 (1,371.2/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Chungcheong
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)
Websiteasan.go.kr

Asan (Korean pronunciation: [a.san]) is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It borders the Seoul Capital Area to the north. Asan has a population of approximately 300,000.

Asan is known for its many 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.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Asan (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
5.2
(41.4)
11.5
(52.7)
18.3
(64.9)
24.1
(75.4)
27.8
(82.0)
29.8
(85.6)
30.8
(87.4)
26.5
(79.7)
20.5
(68.9)
12.6
(54.7)
4.8
(40.6)
17.9
(64.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
0.2
(32.4)
5.4
(41.7)
11.7
(53.1)
17.7
(63.9)
22.0
(71.6)
25.2
(77.4)
26.0
(78.8)
21.1
(70.0)
14.5
(58.1)
7.3
(45.1)
0.3
(32.5)
12.5
(54.5)
Average low °C (°F) −6.3
(20.7)
−4.3
(24.3)
0.2
(32.4)
6.2
(43.2)
12.6
(54.7)
17.9
(64.2)
22.0
(71.6)
22.5
(72.5)
16.8
(62.2)
9.1
(48.4)
2.4
(36.3)
−4.0
(24.8)
7.9
(46.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.2
(0.64)
23.4
(0.92)
31.9
(1.26)
64.5
(2.54)
73.3
(2.89)
105.7
(4.16)
289.3
(11.39)
273.8
(10.78)
144.2
(5.68)
46.9
(1.85)
44.2
(1.74)
19.5
(0.77)
1,132.9
(44.60)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.6 4.1 5.3 6.9 6.3 6.9 12.7 11.8 7.9 5.0 8.1 5.9 85.5
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[1][2][3]

Transportation[edit]

The city of Asan shares a station for the KTX high speed trains with the directly adjacent city of Cheonan, which is thusly named 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 15 December 2008. Two major highways, the Seoul-Busan and West Coast expressways, also pass through Asan city.

Industry and commerce[edit]

Companies like Hyundai Motor, Samsung LCD, and Samsung Electronic have factories in Asan. A total of 14 industrial complexes are currently occupied by auto parts, electronic parts and other factories.

The Port of Pyeongtaek, closest to the east China coast among Korean ports, is nearby.

Place worth visiting[edit]

Blue Crystal Village: The Mediterranean village is located in Tangjeong-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do. This place, which was first a vineyard, was created as a new village with the construction of an industrial complex. The white walls and blue roofs of Santorini, Greece, are intact, and create exotic landscapes based on the architectural style of European architecture.[4]

Education[edit]

Asan is the home of five universities.

Domestic secondary schools:

International schools:

  • Onyang Chinese Elementary School (溫陽華僑小學校/온양화교소학교)[5]

Sport[edit]

Asan is home of Asan Woori Bank WooriWON, a women's basketball team. In 2016, the club was relocated from Chuncheon to Asan.[6] The K League 2 football club Asan Mugunghwa FC was based in the city from 2017 to 2019. Asan Mugunghwa FC was dissolved after the 2019 season. After the dissolution of Asan Mugunghwa FC, Chungnam Asan FC became the city's professional football club, and plays in the K League 2.

Modern history[edit]

  • 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.[7]
  • In 1995, the City of Onyang and Asan County were combined into the City of Asan.

Notable people[edit]

People born in Asan include:

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea (1991 ~ 2020)" (PDF) (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 January 2022. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  2. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 파일셋 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  3. ^ 우리나라 기후평년값 - 그래프 (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  4. ^ "지중해마을". 아산시 문화관광 (in Korean). Archived from the original on 22 April 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  5. ^ "溫陽華僑小學校." International School Information, Government of South Korea. Retrieved on 30 March 2016. "58 Samdong-ro 28beon-gil, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 336–802, Korea"
  6. ^ lee, jinhak (30 March 2016). "wooribank basketball team move homeground to Asan".
  7. ^ Provisional changes including Guri city and 11 cities and counties and permission of modification naming Naju.(1985.12.28.) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea
  8. ^ "Sister City Programme". Sustainable Petaling Jaya 2030. Archived from the original on 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Lansing, Michigan". Sister Cities International. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.

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