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Specific city
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Seongnam-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Sŏngnam-si
Bundang District of Seongnam
Official logo of Seongnam
Emblem of Seongnam
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 3 gu, 44 dong
 • Mayor Eun Soo Mi (Democratic)
 • Total 141.70 km2 (54.71 sq mi)
Population (December 31, 2012[1])
 • Total 994,271
 • Density 7,032.10/km2 (18,213.1/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Seongnam (Korean pronunciation: [sʌŋ.nam]) is the second largest city in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province after Suwon[2] and the 10th largest city in the country. Its population is approximately one million. Seongnam is a satellite city of Seoul. It is largely a residential city located immediately southeast of Seoul and belongs to the Seoul National Capital Area.

Seongnam, the first planned city in Korea's history, was conceived during the era of President Park Chung-Hee for the purpose of industrializing the nation by concentrating electronic, textile, and petrochemical facilities there during the 1970s and 1980s. The city featured a network of roads, to Seoul and other major cities, from the early 1970s on. Today, Seongnam has merged with the metropolitan network of Seoul. Bundang, one of the districts in Seongnam, was developed in the 1990s.

To accelerate the dispersion of Seoul's population to its suburbs and relieve the congested Seoul metropolitan area, the Korean government has provided stimulus packages to large public corporations and private companies to be headquartered in the Bundang district. Bundang-gu is now home to prominent companies such as KT[3] (formerly Korea Telecom), Korea Gas Corporation, KEPCO, and Korea Land Corporation.

In recent years, a movement to have Seongnam designated a metropolitan city capable of governing itself has arisen.

In August 2009, the city of Seongnam decided to merge with the city of Hanam, also in Gyeonggi-do.

The city is also home to K League football club Seongnam FC.[4]


  • Miscellaneous:
Government workers: 2,199
Medical centers: 952
Teachers: 7,245
Students per Teacher: 23
Number of Cars: 270,289

Administrative districts[edit]

Seongnam is divided into 3 "gu" (구, "ward"):


Nowcom has its headquarters in Bundang, Seongnam.[5]

Pangyo Techno Valley is the premier industrial complex in Seongnam.[6]



The city's only international school is Korea International School - Pangyo.



Sister Cities[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Seongnam City Statistics".[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "suwon city".
  3. ^ "개인 | 글로벌 No.1 KT". (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  4. ^ "성남시민프로축구단". Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  5. ^ "오시는길 Archived 2011-09-09 at the Wayback Machine.." (Map Archived 2011-09-12 at the Wayback Machine.) Nowcom. Retrieved on September 17, 2011. "경기도 성남시 분당구 삼평동 625 판교세븐벤처밸리 1단지 2동 9층"
  6. ^ "찾아오시는길."(Map). Since 2005. "경기도 판교 테크노 벨리"

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Coordinates: 37°26′N 127°9′E / 37.433°N 127.150°E / 37.433; 127.150