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-gu is now home to prominent companies such as KT (formerly
Korea Gas Corporation , KEPCO , and Korea Land
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
Hanam , also in Gyeonggi-do.
The city is also home to
K League football club
Seongnam FC .
* 1 Statistics
* 2 Administrative districts
* 3 Economy
* 4 Sports
* 5 Education
* 6 Transportation
* 7 Sister Cities
* 8 See also
* 9 References
* 10 External links
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Seongnam is divided into 3 "gu" (구, "ward"):
Nowcom has its headquarters in
Bundang , Seongnam.
Pangyo Technovalley is the premier industrial complex in Seongnam.
Seongnam FC is a professional football club that currently plays
K League Challenge .
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The city's only international school is Korea International School -
Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 8
* (Red Bus)
* 90OO, 93OO, 94OO (OO means another number excl. 01) to Gangnam-gu
or Jung-gu ,
* (Green Bus)-
* Green bus to
Yongin , western
* National Road number 3 -
Gachon University Station -