Jangan-gu

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Jangan-gu
장안구
Non-autonomous District
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Jangan-gu
 • McCune-Reischauer Jangan-ku
Map of Gyeonggi highlighting Jangan-gu.
Map of Gyeonggi highlighting Jangan-gu.
Country South Korea
Region Sudogwon (Gijeon)
Province Gyeonggi
City Suwon
Administrative divisions 10 dong
Area
 • Total 33.1 km2 (12.8 sq mi)
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 290,732
 • Dialect Seoul
Website Jangan-gu Office

Jangan-gu, established on July 1, 1988, is the northern district of the city of Suwon in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. It's approximately 15 km. from central Seoul.

Geography[edit]

Jangan-gu lies in the north of Suwon. It is bordered by Uiwang to the north-west, Yongin to the north and east, Yeongtong-gu to the south-east, Paldal-gu to the south and Gwonseon-gu to the south west.

Jangan-gu's northern border, with Yongin, is the mountain of Gwanggyosan. At 582 metres above sea level,[2] this is Suwon's highest point.

Most of the streams passing through Suwon originate in Jangan-gu, on Gwanggyosan or other nearby peaks. Since Suwon is bounded to the east by other hills, the streams, chiefly the Suwoncheon, flow southwards through the city, eventually emptying into the Yellow Sea at Asan Bay. The entirety of Suwon is drained in this manner.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The administrative "dong" (wards) of Jangan-gu are as follow. These differ substantially from the postal "dong".

  • Jeongja-dong (Hangul: 정자동) (divided into Jeongja 1 to 3 Dong)
  • Jowon-dong (Hangul: 조원동) (divided into Jowon 1 and 2 Dong)
  • Pajang-dong (Hangul: 파장동) (divided into Pajang-dong and Imok-dong)
  • Songjuk-dong (Hangul: 송죽동)
  • Yeonghwa-dong (Hangul: 영화동)
  • Yeonmu-dong (Hangul: 연무동) (divided into Yeonmu-dong, Sanggwanggyo-dong and Hagwanggyo-dong)
  • Yulcheon-dong (Hangul: 율천동) (divided into Yuljeon-dong and Cheoncheon-dong)

Education[edit]

There are 25 municipal and 19 private kindergartens, 20 municipal primary schools, 13 municipal middle schools, 9 municipal and 3 private high schools, 1 college, namely Dongnam Health College and one university, namely Sungkyunkwan University's natural science campus, in Jangan-gu.

Recreation[edit]

Jangan-gu is home to Suwon Civil Stadium, a multi-purpose sports complex which hosted the handball events of the 1988 Summer Olympics.[3]

The area also contains Manseok Park, a recreational area surrounding a small reservoir.

Food and Drink[edit]

Jangan-gu has a wide range of restaurants serving food from a variety of countries. With Korean food widespread across the district, there is also Vietnamese food available by North Suwon Homeplus, Datzzang Japanese donkas by Manseok Park, Chinese lamb skewers by Sungkyunkwan University, and Pizza Hut by Cheoncheon-dong's Lotte Mart. Korean-style bars are in abundance throughout the area, while western-style bars can be found by Manseok Park and Sungkyunkwan University.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The population statistics of Suwon per month (월별 인구현황)" (in Korean). Sunwon City District. February 2008. 
  2. ^ "한국의 산하 - 광교산 (Hangugui Sanha - Gwanggyosan)". Korean mountaineering association website. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Official Report: Organization and Planning Volume 1: Games of the XXIVth Olympiad Seoul 1988" (PDF). Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 

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