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Goyang
GOYANG (_Goyang-si_; Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi-do in the north of South Korea
South Korea
. It is part of the Seoul Capital Area , making Goyang
Goyang
one of Seoul
Seoul
's satellite cities . It is one of the largest cities in the Seoul
Seoul
Capital Area, with a population of just over 1 million. The city is the site of the Ilsan New Town , a planned city surrounding the Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu districts of Goyang. Several institutions of higher learning are located in Goyang. These include Agricultural Cooperative College , Korea Aerospace University , and Transnational Law and Business University . In sports, the city is home to the Asia League Ice Hockey
Asia League Ice Hockey
team High1
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Cities Of South Korea
A CITY is a municipal administrative unit in South Korea
South Korea
. Cities are ranked on the same level as county and autonomous district . Like other contemporary administrative units, they are defined by the Local Autonomy Law. CONTENTS * 1 City status * 2 Classifications for large municipal cities * 2.1 Specific city * 2.2 Cities with more than 400,000 * 2.3 Administrative city * 3 See also * 4 References CITY STATUSUnder South Korean laws sets the following condition for a municipality to be designated as a city: population of a county must generally be 150,000 or greater or passage of a special legislative bill by the National Assembly such as Gyeryong . CLASSIFICATIONS FOR LARGE MUNICIPAL CITIESThe national government can designate cities of at least 500,000 inhabitants to have the status of special status city
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South Korea
Coordinates : 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128 Republic
Republic
of Korea 대한민국 大韓民國 _DAEHAN MINGUK_ _ Flag Emblem MOTTO: "홍익인간 (弘益人間) " (Korean ) (de facto _) "Benefit broadly in the human world/Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity" ANTHEM: Aegukga "애국가 (愛國歌)" (Korean ) (_de facto _) "Patriotic Song" GOVERNMENT EMBLEM 대한민국정부 상징문양 (Korean) Government Emblem of South Korea
Korea
Area controlled by the Republic
Republic
of Korea
Korea
shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green
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Gyeonggi-do
GYEONGGI-DO ( Hangul
Hangul
: 경기도, Korean pronunciation: ) is the most populous province in South Korea
South Korea
. Its name, Gyeonggi means "the area surrounding capital". Thus Gyeonggi-do can be translated as "province surrounding Seoul". The provincial capital is Suwon . Seoul
Seoul
—South Korea's largest city and national capital—is in the heart of the province but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city since 1946. Incheon
Incheon
—South Korea's third largest city—is on the coast of the province and has been similarly administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city since 1981. The three jurisdictions are collectively referred to as Sudogwon and cover 11,730 km2, with a combined population of 25.5 million—amounting to over half of the entire population of South Korea
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Regions Of Korea
Korea
Korea
has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial REGIONS that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula . Many of the names in the list below overlap or are obsolete today, with Honam , Yeongdong , Yeongnam , and the modern term Sudogwon being the only ones in wide use. The names of Korea's traditional Eight Provinces are often also used as regional monikers. LIST OF REGIONS RR MC KOREAN HANJA DIVISIONS TODAY Haeseo Haesŏ 해서 海西 N. Hwanghae and S. Hwanghae North Korea
Korea
Gwanseo Kwansŏ 관서 關西 Pyongyang
Pyongyang
, Nampo
Nampo
, N. Pyongan , S
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Seoul National Capital Area
South Korea
South Korea
------------------------- MAJOR CITIES Seoul
Seoul
Special
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Administrative Divisions Of South Korea
South Korea
South Korea
is made up of 17 first-tier administrative divisions: 6 metropolitan cities (_gwangyeoksi_ 광역시/廣域市), 1 special city (_teukbyeolsi_ 특별시/特別市), 1 special self-governing city (_teukbyeol-jachisi_ 특별자치시/特別自治市), and 9 provinces (_do_ 도/道), including one special self-governing province (_teukbyeol jachido_ 특별자치도/特別自治道). These are further subdivided into a variety of smaller entities, including cities (_si_ 시/市), counties (_gun_ 군/郡), districts (_gu_ 구/區), towns (_eup_ 읍/邑), townships (_myeon_ 면/面), neighborhoods (_dong_ 동/洞) and villages (_ri_ 리/里)
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Seoul Dialect
The GYEONGGI DIALECT (경기 방언) or SEOUL DIALECT (서울 사투리/서울말) of the Korean language
Korean language
is the prestige dialect of the language and the basis of the standardized form used in both Korean nation states: South and North . It spoken throughout Korean Peninsula and in the Korean diaspora, but it is mainly concentrated in the Seoul National Capital Area
Seoul National Capital Area
, the most densely populated part of South Korea, which includes the cities of Seoul
Seoul
and Incheon
Incheon
, as well as the whole Gyeonggi Province
Gyeonggi Province
. It is also spoken in the city of Kaesong
Kaesong
and the counties of Kaepung and Changpung in North Korea
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Seoul Capital Area
South Korea
South Korea
------------------------- MAJOR CITIES Seoul
Seoul
Special
Special
City Incheon
Incheon
Metropolitan City Suwon Ansan Anyang Goyang Seongnam Bucheon Yongin POPULATION (2016) • METRO 25,514,000 • PERCENTAGE OF SOUTH KOREA\'S TOTAL POPULATION ~50% (50,100,000) SMA = Seoul
Seoul
(10 mil.) + Incheon
Incheon
(3 mil.) + Gyeonggi (12 mil.) GDP(NOMINAL) USD
USD
0.77 trillion(2015) GDP PER CAPITA(NOMINAL) USD
USD
30,000(2015) Seoul
Seoul
Capital Area HANGUL 수도권 HANJA 首都圈 REVISED ROMANIZATION Sudogwon MCCUNE–REISCHAUER Sudokwŏn THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS KOREAN TEXT
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Seoul
SEOUL (/soʊl/ ; 서울; Korean: ( listen )), officially the SEOUL SPECIAL CITY – is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea
Korea
(commonly known as South Korea). Seoul
Seoul
is the world's 16th largest city , and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area , which includes the surrounding Incheon
Incheon
metropolis and Gyeonggi province. The Seoul Capital Area houses about half of the country's population of 51.44 million people with 678,102 international residents. Situated on the Han River , Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje
Baekje
, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea . It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty
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Satellite City
A SATELLITE TOWN or SATELLITE CITY is a concept in urban planning that refers essentially to smaller metropolitan areas which are located somewhat near to, but are mostly independent of larger metropolitan areas
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Ilsan New Town
ILSAN NEW TOWN refers to a planned city surrounding Ilsandong-gu
Ilsandong-gu
and Ilsanseo-gu
Ilsanseo-gu
of Goyang
Goyang
. Ilsan is located northwest of Seoul
Seoul
. Like other satellite cities in the Seoul
Seoul
National Capital Area such as Bundang , Ilsan was planned in order to alleviate housing shortages in the city of Seoul. Ilsan has experienced phenomenal growth in the past 15 years, usually drawing in younger generations of upper middle-class and upper-class Koreans. CONTENTS * 1 Attractions * 2 Transportation * 3 Education * 4 Photos * 5 References ATTRACTIONS Ilsan is home to Lake Park (호수공원). The lake covers 72.9 acres (295,000 m2) and is the largest artificial lake in Asia
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Ilsandong-gu
ILSANDONG-GU (literally “Eastern Ilsan district”) is a district in Goyang
Goyang
, Gyeonggi-do
Gyeonggi-do
, South Korea
South Korea
. Ilsan -gu was divided into Ilsandong-gu
Ilsandong-gu
and Ilsanseo-gu
Ilsanseo-gu
on May 16, 2005. CONTENTS * 1 Administration * 2 Attractions * 3 Education * 4 Photos * 5 References * 6 External links ADMINISTRATION Ilsandong-gu
Ilsandong-gu
is divided into 11 dong (동, "neighborhoods"): * Siksa-dong (식사동) * Jungsan-dong (중산동) * Pungsan-dong (풍산동) * Baekseok 1 and 2-dong (백석1~2동) * Madu 1 and 2-dong (마두1~2동) * Janghang 1 and 2-dong (장항1~2동) * Gobong-dong (고봉동) ATTRACTIONSThe National Cancer Center of Korea is located in Ilsan. Ilsan is also home to Lake Park (호수공원)
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Ilsanseo-gu
ILSANSEO-GU (literally “Western Ilsan district”) is a district in Goyang , Gyeonggi-do
Gyeonggi-do
, South Korea
South Korea
. Ilsan-gu was divided into Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu
Ilsanseo-gu
on May 16, 2005. CONTENTS * 1 Administration * 2 Education * 3 References * 4 External links ADMINISTRATION Ilsanseo-gu
Ilsanseo-gu
is divided into 9 dong (동, "neighborhoods"): * Ilsan 1(il), 2(i) and 3(sam)-dong (일산1, 2, 3동) * Tanhyeon-dong (탄현동) * Juyeop 1(il) and 2(i)-dong (주엽1, 2동) * Daehwa-dong (대화동) * Songpo-dong (송포동) * Songsan-dong (송산동) * Deogi-dong (덕이동)EDUCATION Ilsanseo-gu
Ilsanseo-gu
has 46 schools including: 22 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 9 high schools, and 2 special schools
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Agricultural Cooperative College
AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE UNIVERSITY \' IS A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY LOCATED IN GOYANG CITY, GYEONGGI PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA . IT IS OPERATED BY THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE FEDERATION, ALSO KNOWN AS NONGHYUP (농협). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Students * 3 See also * 4 External links HISTORYThe school was first founded under the aegis of Konkuk University in 1962. Nonghyup took over the operation in 1966. STUDENTSThe student body is roughly 300. The school's alumni today number more than 3,400, most of whom are employed by the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation
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Korea Aerospace University
KOREA AEROSPACE UNIVERSITY (한국항공대학교 (韓國航空大學校) ) is a private university in Goyang
Goyang
, Gyeonggi , South Korea