|• Revised Romanization||Dangjin-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||2 eup, 9 myeon, 3 dong|
|• Total||664.13 km2 (256.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||176.8/km2 (458/sq mi)|
Dangjin is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It stands on the south shore of the Bay of Asan. Dangjin borders Incheon, Pyeongtaek, and Hwaseong by sea, and Seosan, Yesan, and Asan by land. Its name means "Tang ferry," and refers to the historic role of Dangjin's harbor in connecting Korea to the other side of the Yellow Sea. This role continues to be important in the city's economy, which relies on a mixture of agriculture and heavy industry.
The city is divided into 2 eup, 9 myeon and 3 dong.
The name "Dangjin" was first used to refer to this area during the Joseon Dynasty. From 1413 to 1895, it was known as Dangjin-hyeon, a division of Chungcheong Province. The city achieved its present borders in 1973, with the merger of a portion of Jeongmi-myeon into Seosan's Unsan-myeon.
As of March 2005, in Dangjin there were 33 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 38 preschools, serving 14,293 students. In addition, there were 8 high schools. All of these organs are overseen by the Dangjin Office of Education.
The sole institution of higher education in the city is Shinsung College.
Dangjin is home to a number of factories, including steel mills operated by Hyundai Hysco and Hyundai Steel. Hyundai steel is the 2nd largist private steel company after posco. Hyundai steel had 3 ultra-modern blast furnace of 5,000m3 class first time in S.Korea. Crude steel capacity from 3 blast furnaces is 12million ton per annum and 4million electric arc furnaces steel complex. Donghuk steel mill has 1.8million capacity steel plate factory next to massive Hyundai steel complex. These factories are supplied in part by iron ore and ships upto 200,000ton vessel docking at Dangjin Harbor, a cargo port with 5 piers, two of which are dedicated to iron ore and steel coil shipping.
Dangjin is major 3 steel complex cities with Pohang and Kwanyang in South Jeolla province in S.Korea
Dangjin is a fast growing city thanks to Hyundai new steel complex located on Korea’s west coast. Although Dangjin is a smaller city, it offers a wide variety of restaurants, a local movie theater, a park, library, internet cafes, a Western style supermarket, health clubs, natural spring baths, traditional Korean markets and several nearby cultural monuments and exhibits. Dangjin is also located near Taenhaen Marine Park and many beaches.
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