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SEONGNAM (Korean pronunciation: ) is the second largest city in South Korea 's Gyeonggi Province after Suwon 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 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 (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 .

CONTENTS

* 1 Statistics * 2 Administrative districts * 3 Economy * 4 Sports * 5 Education * 6 Transportation * 7 Sister Cities * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links

STATISTICS

* MISCELLANEOUS:

GOVERNMENT WORKERS: 2,199

MEDICAL CENTERS: 952

TEACHERS: 7,245

STUDENTS PER TEACHER: 23

NUMBER OF CARS: 270,289

ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS

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

* Bundang-gu * Jungwon-gu * Sujeong-gu

ECONOMY

Nowcom has its headquarters in Bundang , Seongnam.

Pangyo Technovalley is the premier industrial complex in Seongnam.

SPORTS

* Seongnam FC is a professional football club that currently plays in the K League Challenge .

EDUCATION

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

TRANSPORTATION

Subway/Train

* Bundang Line * Gyeonggang Line * Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 8 * Shinbundang Line

Bus

* (Red Bus) * 90OO, 93OO, 94OO (OO means another number excl. 01) to Gangnam-gu or Jung-gu , Seoul * (Green Bus)- Gyeonggi Bus * Green bus to Seoul , Gwangju , Yongin , western Gyeonggi , National Road * National Road number 3 -Gwangju -Yatap-Sangdaewon-Seongnam IC -Gachon University Station -Seoul

Expressway

* Seoul Ring Expressway (road number 100) * Gyeongbu Expressway (road number 1) * Yongin-Seoul Expressway (road number 171) * Bundang-Suseo City Road (road number 81) * Bundang-Naegok City Road (road number 81)

SISTER CITIES

* Piracicaba , Brazil (May 28, 1986) * Aurora, Colorado , United States (July 27, 1992) * Shenyang , China (August 31, 1998) * Namangan , Uzbekistan (November 30, 2009)

SEE ALSO

* South Korea portal

* KAONMEDIA manufacture and sale of digital set top boxes * List of cities in South Korea * Geography of South Korea * Seoul National Capital Area * Seongnam Central Library

REFERENCES

* ^ Seongnam City Statistics * ^ "오시는길." (Map) Nowcom . Retrieved on September 17, 2011. "경기도 성남시 분당구 삼평동 625 판교세븐벤처밸리 1단지 2동 9층" * ^ "찾아오시는길."(Map). Since 2005. "경기도 판교 테크노 벨리"

EXTERNAL LINKS

Wikimedia Commons has media related to SEONGNAM .

* The Official

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