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Asan
Asan
(Korean pronunciation: [a.san]) is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It borders the Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Area to the north. Asan
Asan
has a population of approximately 300,000. Asan
Asan
is known for its hot springs and is a city of spas. Asan
Asan
has grown into the neighboring village, Onyang-dong, which is also known for its hot springs.

Contents

1 Transportation 2 Industry and commerce 3 Education 4 Sport 5 Modern history 6 Notable people 7 Twin towns – sister cities 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Transportation[edit] The city of Asan
Asan
shares a station for the KTX
KTX
high speed trains with the neighbouring city of Cheonan
Cheonan
called Cheonan- Asan
Asan
Station. It takes about 30 minutes to travel from Asan
Asan
to Seoul
Seoul
by the KTX
KTX
train. It can be reached within 2 hours from Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
by car. Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Subway extended one of its lines to service Asan
Asan
on December 15, 2008. Two major highways, the Seoul- Busan
Busan
and West Coast expressways, also pass through Asan
Asan
city. Industry and commerce[edit] Companies like Hyundai Motor, Samsung LCD, and Samsung Electronic have factories in Asan. A total of 14 industrial complexes are currently occupied by auto parts, electronic parts and other factories. The Port of Pyeongtaek, closest to the east China coast among Korean ports, is nearby. Education[edit] Asan
Asan
is the home of five universities.

Hoseo University Asan
Asan
Information and Technology Polytechnic College Seonam University Soonchunhyang University Sun Moon University

Domestic secondary schools:

Onyang High School

International schools:

Onyang Chinese Elementary School (溫陽華僑小學校/온양화교소학교)[1]

Sport[edit] Asan
Asan
is home of Asan
Asan
Woori Bank Wibee, a women's basketball team. In 2016, the club was relocated from Chuncheon
Chuncheon
to Asan.[2] Football club Asan Mugunghwa FC
Asan Mugunghwa FC
is based in the city since 2017. Modern history[edit]

In 1983, an alteration of townships (ri) and towns (myeon) was made. In 1986, Onyang eup (town) of Asan
Asan
was separated and the independent city of Onyang was created.[3] In 1995, the City of Onyang and Asan
Asan
County were combined into the City of Asan.

Notable people[edit] Famous people associated with Asan
Asan
include the late Yun Po Sun, former President of South Korea. Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who defeated the Japanese navy in the 16th century, lived for some time in Asan.[citation needed] There is a miniature replica of a turtle ship made famous by Admiral Yi on the outskirts of town. Cho Seung-Hui, the perpetrator of the Virginia Tech massacre, was born in Asan. Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia[4] Lansing, United States[5]

See also[edit]

List of cities in South Korea

References[edit]

^ "溫陽華僑小學校." International School Information, Government of South Korea. Retrieved on March 30, 2016. "58 Samdong-ro 28beon-gil, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, 336-802, Korea" ^ lee, jinhak (2016-03-30). "wooribank basketball team move homeground to Asan".  ^ Provisional changes including Guri
Guri
city and 11 cities and counties and permission of modification naming Naju.(1985.12.28.) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea ^ "Sister City Programme". Sustainable Petaling Jaya
Petaling Jaya
2030. Archived from the original on 21 December 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.  ^ "Lansing, Michigan". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Asan.

City government website MollaKorea: English community events, restaurants, things to do outside of Seoul

v t e

South Chungcheong
South Chungcheong
Province

Hongseong (capital)

Specific city

Cheonan

Dongnam Seobuk

Cities

Asan Boryeong Dangjin Gongju Gyeryong Nonsan Seosan

Counties

Buyeo Cheongyang Geumsan Hongseong Seocheon Taean Yesan

v t e

Cities in South Korea

Special
Special
city

Seoul

Metropolitan city

Busan Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Incheon Ulsan

Metropolitan autonomous city

Sejong

Provincial capital

Andong ChangwonB CheongjuB Chuncheon HongseongC JeonjuB JejuD MuanC SuwonB

Specific city

Ansan Anyang BucheonE Cheonan GimhaeE Goyang HwaseongE NamyangjuE Pohang Seongnam Yongin

Municipal city

Anseong Asan Boryeong Chungju Dangjin Dongducheon Donghae Gangneung Geoje Gimcheon Gimje Gimpo Gongju Gumi Gunpo Guri Gunsan Gwacheon Gwangju Gwangmyeong Gwangyang Gyeongju Gyeongsan Gyeryong Hanam Icheon Iksan Jecheon Jeongeup Jinju Miryang Mokpo Mungyeong Namwon Naju Nonsan Osan Paju Pocheon Pyeongtaek Sacheon Samcheok Sangju Seosan Siheung Sokcho Suncheon Taebaek Tongyeong Uijeongbu Uiwang Wonju Yangju Yangsan Yeoju Yeongcheon Yeongju Yeosu

Administrative city

Seogwipo

Note: A also a provincial capital; B also designated as a special-status city; C a county, not a city; D also designated as an administrative city; and E does not have gus

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 235571

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