BUSAN (Korean pronunciation: ), formerly known as PUSAN and now officially BUSAN METROPOLITAN CITY , is South Korea 's second most-populous city after Seoul . It is the economic, cultural, and educational center of southeastern Korea, with its port—Korea's busiest and the 10th-busiest in the world —only about 120 miles (190 km) from the Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu . Its surrounding "Southeast Economic Zone" (including Ulsan and South Gyeongsang ) is now South Korea's largest industrial area.
Busan is divided into 15 major administrative districts and a single county, together housing a population of approximately 3.6 million. The full metropolitan area, including the adjacent cities of Gimhae and Yangsan , has a population of approximately 4.6 million. The most densely built-up areas of the city are situated in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong and the Suyeong Rivers , with mountains separating most of the districts. The Nakdong is Korea\'s longest river and Busan's Haeundae Beach is also the country's largest.
Busan is a center for international conventions, hosting APEC in 2005. It is also a center for sports tournaments in Korea, having hosted the 2002 Asian Games and FIFA World Cup . It is home to the world's largest department store , the Shinsegae Centum City .
* 1 Names * 2 History
* 3 Geography
* 3.1 Climate
* 4 Administrative divisions
* 5 Economy
* 5.1 Shopping and commerce * 5.2 Major department stores * 5.3 Premium outlets * 5.4 Major large discount stores
* 6 Educational facilities
* 6.1 Universities with graduate schools * 6.2 Other institutes of higher education * 6.3 Foreign schools
* 7 Culture and attractions
* 7.1 Parks, beaches, and highlights * 7.2 Temples, religious and historical sites * 7.3 Arts * 7.4 Museums * 7.5 Traditional cuisine * 7.6 Hot spring resorts and spas
* 8 Religion * 9 Communications
* 10 Sports
* 10.1 Baseball * 10.2 Football * 10.3 Basketball * 10.4 Thoroughbred racing * 10.5 Bicycle racing
* 11 Festivals and events
* 12 Medical facilities
* 12.1 Major medical centers
* 13 Transportation
* 13.1 Bus * 13.2 Sea * 13.3 National railway * 13.4 Subway * 13.5 Air
* 14 Notable People
* 15 International relations
* 15.1 Twin towns and sister cities * 15.2 Friendship cities * 15.3 Sister ports
* 16 See also * 17 Notes
* 18 References
* 18.1 Citations * 18.2 Bibliography
* 19 External links
The name "Busan" is the Revised Romanization of the city's Korean name since the late 15th century. It officially replaced the earlier McCune-Reischauer romanization PUSAN in 2000. The name 釜山 (now written 부산 using the hangul syllabary) is Sino-Korean for "Cauldron Mountain", believed to be a former name of Mt Hwangryeong (황령산, 荒嶺山, _Hwangryeong-san_) west of the city center. The area's ancient state Mt Geochil (거칠산국, 居柒山國, _Geochilsan-guk_, "Rough-Mountain Land") is similarly thought to refer to the same mountain, which towers over the town's harbor on the Suyeong. (The later Silla district of Geochilsan-gun was renamed Dongnae in 757.)
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Mt Geochil (_Geochilsan-guk_) is recorded as a chiefdom of the Jinhan Confederacy in the 2nd–4th centuries. It was absorbed by Silla and organized as a district (_gun_). The grave goods excavated from mounded burials at Bokcheon-dong indicate that a complex chiefdom ruled by powerful individuals was present in the Busan area in the 4th century, just as Korea\'s Three Kingdoms were forming. The mounded burials of Bokcheon-dong were built along the top of a ridge that overlooks a wide area that makes up parts of modern-day Dongnae-gu and Yeonje-gu . Archaeologists excavated more than 250 iron weapons and ingots from Burial No. 38, a wooden chamber tomb at Bokcheon-dong .
From the beginning of the 15th century, the Korean government designated Busan as a trading port with the Japanese and allowed their settlement. Other Japanese settlements in Ulsan and Jinhae diminished later, but the Busan settlement continued until Japan invaded Korea in 1592 . After the war, diplomatic relations with the new shogunate in Japan were established in 1607, and Busan was permitted to be reconstructed. The Japanese settlement, though relocated into Choryang later, continued to exist until Korea was exposed to modern diplomacy in 1876. In 1876, Busan became the first international port in Korea under the terms of the Treaty of Ganghwa .
During the Korean War , Busan was one of only two cities in South Korea not captured by the North Korean army within the first three months of the War. As a result, the city became a refugee camp site for Koreans during the war, along with Daegu.
As Busan was one of the few areas in Korea that remained under the control of South Korea throughout the Korean War , for some time it served as a temporary capital of the Republic of Korea. UN troops established a defensive perimeter around the city known as the Pusan Perimeter in the summer and autumn of 1950. Since then, like Seoul , the city has been a self-governing metropolis and has built a strong urban character.
View from Geumjeong Mountain.
Busan is located on the Southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula . It is located on the coast, which determined the development of the whole city itself. It is the nearest of South Korea's six largest cities to Japan. The distance as the crow flies from Busan to Tsushima Island , Japan, is about 49.5 km (31 mi), to Fukuoka , Japan, about 180 km (112 mi), and by contrast, to Seoul about 314 km (195 mi). Busan borders low mountains on the north and west, and the seas on the south and east. The Nakdong River Delta is located on the west side of the city, and Geumjeongsan , the highest mountain in the city, on the north. The Nakdong River , South Korea's longest river, flows through the west and empties into the Korea Strait . The southeastern region, called Yeongnam in Korea, encompasses both Gyeongsang Provinces and 3 metropolitan cities of Busan, Daegu and Ulsan . Ulsan lies northeast of Busan. Combined population exceeds 13 million.
CLIMATE CHART (EXPLANATION )
J F M A M J J A S O N D
34 8 −1 50 10 1 81 13 5 133 18 10 157 22 14 207 24 18 317 27 22 255 29 23 158 26 20 58 22 14 46 16 8 23 11 2
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
J F M A M J J A S O N D
1.4 46 31 2 50 34 3.2 56 41 5.2 65 50 6.2 71 57 8.1 76 64 12 81 71 10 85 74 6.2 79 67 2.3 72 57 1.8 61 46 0.9 51 36
Average max. and min. temperatures in °F
Precipitation totals in inches
Located on the southeasternmost tip of the Korean Peninsula, Busan has a cooler version of a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification _Cwa_). Extremely high or low temperatures are rare. The highest temperature ever recorded is 37.3 °C (99.1 °F) on 14 August 2016 while the lowest temperature ever recorded is −14.0 °C (6.8 °F) on 13 January 1915. May to July, late Springs and early Summers, are usually cooler than inland regions because of the ocean effect. Late Summer, and early Autumn, August and September, are generally hot and humid and the city may experience typhoons at that time and be generally rainy. On September 15, 1959, Super Typhoon Sarah passed by the coast of the city and caused catastrophic damage. An unusually severe storm on September 12, 2003, Typhoon Maemi , also caused damage to ships and buildings and resulted in over 48 fatalities.
October and November are generally the most comfortable, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. Winters are cold and comparatively dry with high winds, but much milder than other parts of Korea except Jeju-do and several islands off the southern coast. Busan and the nearby area has the least amount of snow compared to other regions of Korea due to its location. Snow falls on an average of only about 5 days per year. Even a little accumulation of snow can effectively shut down this seaport city because of the hilly terrain and unfamiliarity of motorists with driving on snow.
CLIMATE DATA FOR BUSAN (1981–2010, EXTREMES 1904–PRESENT)
MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR
RECORD HIGH °C (°F) 18.4 (65.1) 20.3 (68.5) 22.9 (73.2) 28.1 (82.6) 34.0 (93.2) 33.4 (92.1) 35.8 (96.4) 37.3 (99.1) 35.2 (95.4) 29.8 (85.6) 25.6 (78.1) 20.9 (69.6) 37.3 (99.1)
AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 7.8 (46) 9.8 (49.6) 13.4 (56.1) 18.2 (64.8) 21.7 (71.1) 24.4 (75.9) 27.3 (81.1) 29.4 (84.9) 26.3 (79.3) 22.4 (72.3) 16.3 (61.3) 10.5 (50.9) 18.9 (66)
DAILY MEAN °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 4.9 (40.8) 8.6 (47.5) 13.6 (56.5) 17.5 (63.5) 20.7 (69.3) 24.1 (75.4) 25.9 (78.6) 22.3 (72.1) 17.6 (63.7) 11.6 (52.9) 5.8 (42.4) 14.7 (58.5)
AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) −0.6 (30.9) 1.1 (34) 4.9 (40.8) 9.9 (49.8) 14.1 (57.4) 17.9 (64.2) 21.8 (71.2) 23.4 (74.1) 19.5 (67.1) 14.1 (57.4) 7.8 (46) 2.0 (35.6) 11.3 (52.3)
RECORD LOW °C (°F) −14.0 (6.8) −12.6 (9.3) −9.7 (14.5) −1.5 (29.3) 5.4 (41.7) 9.3 (48.7) 13.8 (56.8) 15.4 (59.7) 9.6 (49.3) 1.8 (35.2) −6.5 (20.3) −12.0 (10.4) −14.0 (6.8)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 34.4 (1.354) 50.2 (1.976) 80.7 (3.177) 132.7 (5.224) 157.4 (6.197) 206.7 (8.138) 316.9 (12.476) 255.1 (10.043) 158.0 (6.22) 58.4 (2.299) 45.8 (1.803) 22.8 (0.898) 1,519.1 (59.807)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS (≥ 0.1 MM) 5.5 6.2 8.4 9.1 9.4 10.4 13.6 11.5 9.3 5.2 5.5 4.2 98.3
AVERAGE SNOWY DAYS 1.7 1.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.1 5.2
AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%) 48.3 51.4 57.7 62.7 69.8 77.4 84.3 79.9 73.9 64.0 57.0 50.1 64.7
MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS 199.0 182.5 193.0 210.0 221.7 179.7 165.8 200.9 167.2 208.9 194.4 204.3 2,327.3
PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE 63.6 59.3 52.0 53.6 51.1 41.4 37.5 48.2 44.9 59.6 62.6 67.0 52.3
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration (percent sunshine and snowy days)
In 1957 Busan adopted a division system with the creation of six _gu _ (districts): Busanjin-gu, Dong-gu, Dongnae-gu, Jung-gu, Seo-gu, and Yeongdo-gu. Today, Busan is divided into fifteen _gu_ and one _gun _ (county). Administrative divisions
SUBDIVISION KOREAN Area (km²) Population (2017)
Buk District 북구; 北區 39.36 307,465
Busanjin District 부산진구; 釜山鎭區 29.70 375,003
Dong District 동구; 東區 9.73 88,940
Dongnae District 동래구; 東萊區 16.63 273,910
Gangseo District 강서구; 江西區 181.50 115,196
Geumjeong District 금정구; 金井區 65.27 243,293
Haeundae District 해운대구; 海雲臺區 51.47 416,362
Jung District 중구; 中區 2.83 44,791
Nam District 남구; 南區 26.81 276,360
Saha District 사하구; 沙下區 41.75 333,818
Sasang District 사상구; 沙上區 36.09 230,867
Seo District 서구; 西區 13.93 111,465
Suyeong District 수영구; 水營區 10.21 178,454
Yeongdo District 영도구; 影島區 14.15 124,463
Yeonje District 연제구; 蓮堤區 12.08 207,128
Gijang County 기장군; 機張郡) 218.32 159,055
Busan is an international business and financial center and renowned for its machinery, steel, ship building and marine industries, fashion, tourism and trade fairs. Busan is the fifth busiest seaport in the world, with transportation and shipping among the most high-profile aspects of the local economy. Since 1978, Busan has opened three container ports including Jaseungdae, Shinsundae, and Gamman. Busan has one of the world's largest ports and can handle up to 13.2 million TEU shipping containers per year.
The Busan- Jinhae Free Economic Zone Authority, one of two such administrations in Korea, was created to reassert Busan's status as a traditional international trading centre. The port attracts ships from all over the globe and the surrounding area aspires to become a regional financial centre .
Korea Exchange (KRX), Korea's sole securities exchange operator, is headquartered in Busan.
SHOPPING AND COMMERCE
Commercial areas are dispersed throughout the city near busy intersections and adjacent to university campuses, but the two largest central business districts in Busan are Seomyeon and Gwangbok-dong/Nampo-dong. There are also four substantial shopping areas of note: Seomyeon, Gwangbok-dong , Busan Dae Hakap in Jangjeon-dong, and Centum City in Haeundae-gu.
Seomyeon is the crossroads of Busan. The local subway station serves two lines and is one of the busiest in the city. Seomyeon subway station is also home to a large number of underground shops, selling a variety of products, predominately clothing and footwear. These are small boutique shops, selling locally produced products. Though shopping here can be frustrating, as you are often not allowed to try on the merchandise, you are sure to find some great bargains. The local head offices of Korean and international banks are located in Seomyeon. It is recognized as the ascendant shopping and entertainment district. It is also home to "Seomyeon Medical Street", the district encompassing the 1 km-radius range around Lotte Department Store in Seomyeon and the Buam subway station. The Street is home to a total of 160 cosmetic and other medical clinics, including those specializing in cosmetic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology and dentistry. Directly adjacent to Seomyeon is Bujeon Market, the largest traditional market in the city. Other companies with offices here include Yeolmae Food .
The Gwangbok-dong , Nampo-dong , and Jungang-dong areas form the old central business district. Some of the restaurants in this district use family recipes passed down the generations. Jagalchi Market , a large seafood market, is located in this area. The Gukje Market is also nearby. Jungang-dong is the home of many international law offices, the old Immigration Office, and the international ferry terminal serving Japanese routes. Lotte World II is currently under construction along the water between Jungang-dong 7-Ga and 8-Ga.
Centum City, an industrial complex, is a popular new shopping area with luxury department stores.
MAJOR DEPARTMENT STORES
STORE LOCATIONS OF BRANCH(ES) IN BUSAN
Lotte Department Store Centum City, Seomyeon , Gwangbok, Dongnae
Shinsegae Department Store Centum City
Hyundai Department Store Beomil-dong
Lotte Premium Outlets Gimhae
Shinsegae Simon Premium Outlets Gijang
Lotte Mall DongBusan Gijang
MAJOR LARGE DISCOUNT STORES
UNIVERSITIES WITH GRADUATE SCHOOLS
A panoramic view of PNU Korea Maritime University
* Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS) * Busan Presbyterian University * Busan National University of Education (BNUE) * Catholic University of Pusan * Tongmyong University * Dongseo University * Dong-A University * Dong-eui University * Inje University – Busan Campus * Kosin University * Korea Maritime University * Kyungsung University * Pukyong National University (PKNU) * Pusan National University (PNU) * Silla University * Youngsan University
OTHER INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION
* Busan Arts College * Busan College of Information Technology * Busan Kyungsang College * Busan Polytechnic College * Daedong College * Dong-Pusan College * Dongju College * Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology
Primary and secondary schools:
* Busan International Foreign School (Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade) * Busan Foreign School (Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade) * Overseas Chinese High School, Busan * Overseas Chinese Elementary School Busan (韓國釜山華僑小學/부산화교소학교) * Busan Japanese School (釜山日本人学校/부산일본인학교)
Colleges and universities:
* Friedrich-Alexander University Busan Campus (German University in Korea)
CULTURE AND ATTRACTIONS
Busan not only features a variety of antique and souvenir shops, but also unique restaurants, attractions and accommodations.
PARKS, BEACHES, AND HIGHLIGHTS
Nurimaru APEC House Dadaepo Beach
Nampo-dong is a popular central shopping and café district. The area around Pukyong National University and Kyungsung University also has many cafés, bars, and restaurants attracting college students and youth.
Busan is called the summer capital of Korea since it attracts tourists from all over the country to its six beaches. Luxury hotels and a carnival boardwalk line the beach at Haeundae . Gwangalli Beach has cafés, bars, and restaurants along the beach, and the Grand Gwangan Bridge. Other beaches include Dadaepo Beach on the west edge of the city and Songdo Beach, which is south-central.
Geumjeongsan to the west is a popular weekend hiking spot for Busan residents. To the north, the neighborhoods around Pusan National University (also known as PNU, which is one of the most highly recognized national institutes of higher education in Korea) have student theaters, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as open-air cultural street performances on weekend nights. Nearby is Beomeosa , the city's main Korean Buddhist temple.
Yongdusan Park occupies 69,000 square meters/17 acres (7 ha) and is home to the Busan Tower , Yongdusan Art Gallery, and the Busan Aquarium. The park supports approximately seventy different species of trees and is a favorite tourist destination, with various cultural events throughout the year.
Dongnae -gu is a wealthy and traditional residential area. Dongnae Oncheon is a natural spa area with many baths, tourist hotels, restaurants, clubs and shopping areas. Many restaurants in the area use family recipes. Chungnyeolsa is a Confucian shrine for soldiers who died during the 16th century battle against the Japanese at Dongnae Fortress.
Taejongdae is a natural park with magnificent cliffs facing the open sea on the island of Yeongdo .
The area known as the "Foreigners' Shopping Street", but commonly referred to as "Texas Street" near part of the Port of Busan, and adjacent to the front entrance to the Busan Train Station (부산역) has many businesses that cater to the local Russian population, as well as the crews of foreign ships. The area was originally the location of the local Chinatown and still contains a Chinese school.
Busan Aquarium , located in Haeundae Beach, is the largest aquarium in South Korea. Haedong Yonggung temple is one of three sacred places related to the Goddess Buddha. It is located right next to the sea. It lies in a mountain in the front and the sea at the back.
TEMPLES, RELIGIOUS AND HISTORICAL SITES
* Beomeosa Temple * Busanjinjiseong Fortress (or Jaseongdae) * Cheonseongjinseong Fortress * Chungnyeolsa Shrine * Dongnaeeupseong Fortress * Dongnae Hyanggyo Confucian shrine-school * Dongnaebu Dongheon * Dongsam-dong Shell Mound * Fortress site of Jwasuyeong * Geumjeongsanseong Fortress * Haedong Yonggung Temple * Janggwancheong * Gungwancheong * Songgongdan Altar * Jeongongdan Altar * Samgwangsa Temple * Tumuli in Bokcheon-dong, Dongnae * United Nations Memorial Cemetery * Waeseong in Jukseong-ri, Gijang * Yeongdo Bridge * Yeonggadae Pavilion * Yungongdan Altar
Busan Cinema Center , Dureraum.
Busan hosts the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)—one of the most popular international film festivals in Asia—at the Busan Cinema Center every fall. It is also the home of the Busan Biennale, an international contemporary art biennale which takes place every two years.
It also hosted the 2nd Asia Song Festival , organised by _Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange_, in 2005.
In 2012 German artist Hendrik Beikirch, along with Public Delivery , painted Asia and the world's tallest mural.
* Bokcheon Museum * Busan Modern History Museum * Busan Museum * Busan Museum of Modern Art * Busan National University Museum * Dongsam-dong Shell Midden Museum * Dong-A University Museum * Dong-eui University Museum * Kyungsung University Museum * National Maritime Museum * Regular Pa-jeon Museum * Silly Pa-Jeon Museum
_ Dongnae pajeon_
Busan was once a center of military affairs in the southern region of the peninsula and therefore was an important site for diplomatic relationships with Japan; high-ranking officers and officials from the court frequently visited the city. Special foods were prepared for the officers such as _ Dongnae pajeon_ (동래파전), a variant of _pajeon _ (Korean savory pancakes), made with whole scallions, sliced chili peppers, and various kinds of seafood in a thick batter of wheat flour, glutinous rice flour, eggs, salt and water.
During the Korean War, Busan was the biggest refugee destination on the peninsula; people from all regions of Korea went there. Some of these refugees stayed and adapted and adjusted the recipes of their local specialties. One of these foods is _milmyeon_ (밀면) (lit. 'wheat noodle') a version of _naengmyeon _, cold buckwheat noodle soup, but using wheat flour instead. (Naemyeon is originally a specialty food of Hamhung and Pyongyang , now part of North Korea . ) _Dwaeji gukbap_ (돼지국밥) (lit. 'pork/pig soup rice') is also a result of Korean War. It is a hearty pork soup and is becoming more popular nationwide.
HOT SPRING RESORTS AND SPAS
Busan has the largest hot spring resorts and facilities in Korea.
* Spa Land (Haeundae-Gu) * HurShimChung Hot Spring Resorts and Spa Town (Dongnae-Gu) * Haeundae Hot Spring Resorts and Spa Towns (Haeundae-Gu) * Dongnae Hot Spring Resorts and Spa Towns (Dongnae-Gu) * Gwangalli Spa Towns (Suyeong-Gu)
According to the census of 2005, of the people of Busan 39.2% follow Buddhism and 17.8% follow Christianity (10.4% Protestantism and 7.4% Catholicism ). 43% of the population is mostly not religious or follow other indigenous religions.
STATION OR NEWSPAPER TYPES
Busan KBS TV, Radio
Busan MBC TV, Radio
KNN TV, Radio
Busan CBS Radio
Busan BBS Radio
Busan eFM Radio (English, Chinese)
Busan PBC Radio
Busan Ilbo Daily Newspaper
Kookje Shinmun Daily Newspaper
SPORTS TEAMS AND FACILITIES
CLUB LEAGUE STADIUM STADIUM CAPACITY SPORTS TYPE
Since 1982, the city has been home to the Lotte Giants , who play in the Korea Professional Baseball league. In Korea, Busan is known as the capital of baseball and has a reputation for very enthusiastic baseball fans. For the first few years, the Lotte Giants utilized Gudeok Baseball Stadium as their home. In the mid-1980s, they moved to Sajik Baseball Stadium , which was built as part of a sports complex for the 1986 Asian Games .
The city is home to a K-League football team, the Busan IPark . The team was formerly known as the Daewoo Royals and was a successful team during the 1990s. Busan is also home to a National League football club, the Busan Transportation Corporation .
Thoroughbred horse racing is held at _Busan-Gyeongnam Horse Racing Park _ every weekend.
Bicycle Racing is held at " Busan Cydrome," the velodrome in Geumjeong Sports Park, every weekend.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Busan celebrates festivals all year round.
MONTH ANNUAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
January New Year Festival in Busan, Polar Bear Swimming Contest
February Haeundae Moontan Road Festival
March Busan International Performing Arts Festival
April Gwangalli Fishery(Eobang) Festival
June Haeundae Sand Festival, Busan International Dance Festival, Art Busan
July Gijang Town Festival
August Busan Sea Festival, Busan International Rock Festival , Busan International Magic Festival , Busan International Kids' Film Festival, Busan International Advertising Festival, Busan International Comedy Festival
Ferries leaving from the _International Ferry Terminal_ on Busan Port Pier 1 connect Busan to the Japanese ports of Izuhara and Hitakatsu on Tsushima Island , as well as the cities of Shimonoseki , Fukuoka , and Osaka on Japan's mainland.
* PanStar operates the _PanStar Ferry_ between Busan and Osaka. * The _Seaflower 2_, the ferry to Tsushima operated by Dae-a Express Shipping, carries passengers only between Busan and Hitakatsu in 1 hour 40 minutes and between Busan and Izuhara in 2 hours 40 minutes. * The _Seonghee_, operated by Pukwan Ferry, links Busan to Shimonoseki. * One of the ferries to Fukuoka is the _Camellia_, operated by Camellia Line. The Camellia makes the trip to Fukuoka overnight in 7 hours 30 minutes, and trip back in the afternoon in 5 hours 30 minutes. * The other ferry service to Fukuoka is assumed by the _Beetle_s and the _Kobee_s, 2 fleets of high-speed hydrofoils operated by Miraejet. About five departures from each city are scheduled every day. By hydrofoil it only takes 2 hours 55 minutes to cross the Korea Strait to Fukuoka. The _Beetle_s are owned by JR Kyushu .
This is administered by the Busan Port Authority .
Busan lies on a number of rail lines, of which the most important is the Gyeongbu Line which connects it to other major cities such as Seoul , Daejeon , and Daegu . All classes of trains run along the Gyeongbu Line, including the superhigh speed KTX trains which provide frequent services to Seoul in approximately 150 minutes. The Gyeongbu Line terminates at Busan Station . Other lines include the Donghae Nambu Line which connects Ulsan , Pohang and Gyeongju .
The Busan Subway network contains four lines: 1 , 2 , 3 , and 4 . All four lines are operated by the Busan Transportation Corporation . The Busan- Gimhae Light Rail Transit line connects from Sasang Station (Line 2), Busan to Samgye Station, Gimhae .
ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
* Daniel Dae Kim * Chun Ho-jin * Kim Hae-sook * Son Chang-min * Lee Moon-sik * Kim Hye-soo * Ryu Seung-soo * Shin Eun-kyung * Choi Ji-woo * Cho Jin-woong * Jang Hyuk * Kim Min-joon * Chae Jung-an * Gong Yoo * Park Si-yeon * Jung Woo * Kang Dong-won * Lee Joon-ki * Lee Si-eon * Park Hae-jin * Jung Yoo-mi * Ahn Jae-hong * Do Sang-woo * Kang Ha-neul * Ha Yeon-soo * Im Soo-hyang * Nam Joo-hyuk
* Chang Jung-koo , former boxer * Song Chong-gug , retired football player * Choo Shin-soo , professional baseball player * Kim Chang-soo , football player * Jin Jeong , professional golfer * Nam Tae-hee , football player * Jeon Jun-hyung , football player
IDOLS AND MUSICIANS
* Na Hoon-a * Lee Seung-hwan * Simon Dominic * Sandara Park , ex- 2NE1 's member * Ok Taec-yeon , 2PM 's member * Jang Wooyoung , 2PM 's member * Thunder , ex- MBLAQ 's member * Hyomin , T-ara 's member * Jung Yong-hwa , CNBLUE 's member * Lee Jong-hyun , CNBLUE 's member * Hanhae , Phantom 's member * Hoya , Infinite 's member * Jung Eun-ji . Apink 's member * Lizzy , After School 's member * Kwon Mina , AOA 's member * Kang Seung-yoon , Winner 's member * Hwang Min-hyun . NU\'EST and Wanna One 's member * Park Jimin, BTS 's member * Jeon Jungkook, BTS 's member * Kang Daniel, Wanna One 's member * Kwon Jin-ah * Park Woo-jin, Wanna One 's member
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See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in South Korea
TWIN TOWNS AND SISTER CITIES
Busan shares the title of sister city with several coastal cities or provinces around the world.
* – Kaohsiung , Taiwan (1966) * – Los Angeles , USA (1967) * – Shimonoseki , Japan (1976) * – Barcelona , Spain (1983) * – Rio de Janeiro , Brazil (1985) * – Vladivostok , Russia (1992) * – Shanghai , People's Republic of China (1993) * – Surabaya , Republic of Indonesia (1994) * – Victoria , Australian state (1994) * – Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam (1995) * – Tijuana , Mexico (1995) * – Auckland , New Zealand (1996) * – Valparaíso , Chile (1999) * – Montreal , Canada (2000) * – Western Cape , South African province (2000) * – Istanbul , Turkey (2002) * – Dubai , United Arab Emirates (2006) * – Fukuoka , Japan (2007) * – Chicago , USA (2007) * – Saint Petersburg , Russia (2008) * – Phnom Penh , Cambodia (2009) * – Mumbai , India (2009) * – Thessaloniki , Greece (2010) * – Casablanca , Morocco (2011) * – Cebu City , Philippines (2011) * – Marikina , Philippines (2012) * – Yangon , Myanmar (2013)
The Port of Busan also has 6 sister ports (listed in order of dates).
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* ^ This is computed by cargo tonnage. Korean sources sometimes claim it as the 5th busiest in the world by that measure. * ^ This name is also encountered as "Pusan City" (_Pusan-si_) and "Pusan Directly-Administered City" (_Busan-jikhalsi_ or _Pusan-chikhalsi_).
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Kosinmed.or.kr. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ "부산성모병원". Bsm.or.kr. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ "Dong-Eui Medical Center - Busan, Korea". Demc.kr. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ "침례병원". wmbh.co.kr. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ " Busan Medical Center". Eng.busanmc.or.kr. Archived from the original on 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ "메리놀병원". Maryknoll.co.kr. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ "인제대학교 부산백병원 - 환자중심의 병원, 내집처럼 편안한 병원". Paik.ac.kr. Retrieved 2011-09-15. * ^ "Dongnam Inst. Of Radiological". Dirams.re.kr. 2013-01-29. Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2013-03-12. * ^ International Ferry Terminal * ^ PanStar Ferry Archived February 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine ., Korean operator of the ferry linking to Osaka, Japan. * ^ (in Korean) Dae-a Express Shipping, operator of the ferry linking to Tsushima Island, Japan. * ^ Pukwan Ferry, operator of the ferry linking to Shimonoseki, Japan. * ^ (in Japanese) Camellia Line, (in Korean) Korea Ferry * ^ Kobee and Beetle, ferries linking to Fukuoka, Japan. * ^ List of Busan's sister cities, Busan Metropolitan City; "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2012-06-06. , (in Korean) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2012-06-06. * ^ " Barcelona internacional – Ciutats agermanades" (in Spanish). © 2006–2009 Ajuntament de Barcelona. Archived from the original on 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2009-07-13. External link in publisher= (help ) * ^ "CÁC ĐỊA PHƯƠNG NƯỚC NGOÀI ĐÃ THIẾT LẬP QUAN HỆ HỮU NGHỊ HỢP TÁC VỚI TPHCM". mofahcm.gov.vn. 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Districts of Busan
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Regions and administrative divisions of South Korea
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