|• Revised Romanization||Hwaseong-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||4 eup, 10 myeon, 10 dong|
|• Total||689.48 km2 (266.21 sq mi)|
|Population (December 31, 2016)|
|• Density||929.53/km2 (2,407.5/sq mi)|
Hwaseong (Korean pronunciation: [hwa.sʌŋ]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It has the largest area of farmland of any city or county in Gyeonggi Province. Seoul Subway Line 1 passes through Hwaseong, stopping at Byeongjeom Station.
On November 27, 2007 the city was chosen as the site for the future Universal Studios South Korea theme park. Originally set to open in 2016, it will be the world's largest Universal Studios theme park, being larger than all the other four combined. The USD $3.1 billion park is expected to create at least 58,000 new jobs. In 2014, the project was put on hold. The plan was restarted in 2015, and K-Water (Korean Water Resources Corporation) was chosen as a business partner. Universal Studios South Korea was projected to open in 2020, but the project was cancelled as no investor was interested. 
Hwaseong city is located in the western area of the Korean Peninsula. The temperatures in winter are low along the coast since it is located in the lower plains and close to the Yellow Sea (West Sea), where the water is shallow. Additionally, Siberian air flows directly into the western flatlands of the Korean peninsula, making several areas colder.
Hwaseong is populated by 49% male South Korean citizens, 46% South Korean females, and 5% foreign residents. With 236,241 homes, there are on average 2.8 people per registered place of residence in the city. With the exceptions of Byeongjeom 2-dong, Dongtan 2-dong and Dongtan 3-dong, there is a larger number of males than females in every division of the city.
Hwaseong has 4 towns (eup), 10 townships (myeon) and 10 neighborhoods (dong). Each eup and myeon is further divided into villages (ri). In October 2014, Namyang-dong was downgraded to an eup- the first case in South Korea. "Hwaseong is old name of Suwon 'Hwaseong' castle built by king Jeonjo of Yi dynasty.
West area mainly called Namyang , East area called new city of Byeongjeom and Dongtan 1 new city. East side new city is under construction as Dongtan 2 city with 300,000 population smart city including SRT Dongtan high speed rail station, Ease side of Gyeongbu expressway in the Hwaseong East area started operation since 2017 Dec. West Hwaseong is segrated by Seohae expressway from Ansan to Pyeongtaek port.
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Many special products are sold in the Hwaseong area that are different from other regions of Gyeonggi-do. There are many facilities that grow products ranging from honey melons to herbs. Additionally, meat and dairy products are also available. Hangwa is also made by local companies as a specialty.
- Cha Bum-kun, South Korean football player
- Park, Sangyoung (2015-12-22). "The korea Universal park will be opened at hwaseong".
- Kim, Seungdon (2017-01-19). "화성 유니버설 스튜디오 유치 결국 무산" [Attracting Universal Studio in Hwaseong failed]. TV조선 (in Korean). TV Chosun. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
- http://english.hscity.net/ Climate
- "2016년 인구현황". Hwaseong City Council. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
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