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SEONGNAM (Korean pronunciation: ) is the second largest city in South Korea
South Korea
's Gyeonggi Province
Gyeonggi Province
after Suwon
Suwon
and the 10th largest city in the country. Its population is approximately one million. Seongnam is a satellite city of Seoul
Seoul
. It is largely a residential city located immediately southeast of Seoul
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
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
Seoul
and other major cities, from the early 1970s on. Today, Seongnam
Seongnam
has merged with the metropolitan network of Seoul. Bundang
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
Seoul
metropolitan area, the Korean government has provided stimulus packages to large public corporations and private companies to be headquartered in the Bundang
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
Seongnam
designated a metropolitan city capable of governing itself has arisen.

In August 2009, the city of Seongnam
Seongnam
decided to merge with the city of Hanam
Hanam
, also in Gyeonggi-do.

The city is also home to K League
K League
football club Seongnam FC
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
Seongnam
is divided into 3 "gu" (구, "ward"):

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

ECONOMY

Nowcom has its headquarters in Bundang
Bundang
, Seongnam.

Pangyo Technovalley is the premier industrial complex in Seongnam.

SPORTS

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

EDUCATION

THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (March 2016)

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

TRANSPORTATION

Subway/Train

* Bundang
Bundang
Line * Gyeonggang Line * Seoul
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
Seoul
* (Green Bus)- Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
Bus * Green bus to Seoul
Seoul
, Gwangju
Gwangju
, Yongin
Yongin
, western Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
, National Road * National Road number 3 - Gwangju
Gwangju
-Yatap-Sangdaewon- Seongnam
Seongnam
IC - Gachon University Station - Seoul
Seoul

Expressway

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

SISTER CITIES

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

SEE ALSO

* South Korea
South Korea
portal

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

REFERENCES

* ^ Seongnam
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