Hangul : 울산;
Hanja : 蔚山; Korean pronunciation: ),
officially the ULSAN METROPOLITAN CITY, is
South Korea 's seventh
largest metropolis with a population of over 1.1 million. It is
located in the south-east of the country, neighboring
Busan to the
south and facing
Gyeongju to the north.
Ulsan is the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, forming the heart
Ulsan Industrial District, which is home to the world's largest
automobile assembly plant operated by the
Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Motor Company , the
world's largest shipyard operated by
Hyundai Heavy Industries and
the world's second largest oil refinery , owned by
SK Energy . In
Ulsan had a
GDP per capita
GDP per capita of $79,623, the highest of any region
in South Korea.
* 1 Administrative divisions
* 2 Economy
* 3 Transportation
* 4 Sports
* 5 Geography
* 5.1 Climate
* 6 Tourist attractions
* 7 In media
* 8 Twin towns – Sister cities
* 9 Notable People
* 10 See also
* 11 References
* 12 External links
Ulsan is divided into four gu (districts) and one gun (county):
* Buk District (북구; 北區)
* Dong District (동구; 東區)
* Jung District (중구; 中區)
* Nam District (남구; 南區)
Ulju County (울주군; 蔚州郡 )
Ulsan Central market entrance
As the centre of the
Ulsan Industrial District, the city is the
corporate base of the multinational Hyundai conglomerate. Up to 1962,
Ulsan operated as a fishing port and market centre. As part of South
Korea 's first five-year economic plan,
Ulsan became an open port.
Additionally, major industrial plants and factories were developed,
including in particular an oil refinery , fertiliser plants,
automobile production and heavy industries. The shipbuilding port
Bangeojin became part of the city in 1962.
Ulsan is currently the home of the world's largest automobile
assembly plant operated by
Hyundai Motor , the world's largest
shipyard , operated by
Hyundai Heavy Industries and the world's
second largest oil refinery owned by
SK Energy .
In November 2011,
SB LiMotive opened an advanced Lithium-Ion battery
production plant in Ulsan.
SB LiMotive was a 50-50 consortium of
Samsung SDI and
Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert Bosch GmbH . In September 2012, Samsung SDI
Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert Bosch GmbH portion of
SB LiMotive for $95 million
to gain 100% ownership of the
Ulsan production facility. The Ulsan
plant is one of Samsung SDI's triangle of advanced car battery
production facilities: another is in Xian, China, and the other is at
Göd , 25 kilometers north of
Budapest, Hungary , which was a former
Austria-based battery pack division of
Magna Steyr and was acquired by
Samsung SDI in 2015. In 2016-2017, the
trained several employees for the
Samsung SDI Hungary plant. The
Ulsan plant supplies Hyundai and other automotive
producers with advanced batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Ulsan plant had supplied the BMW i3, but the
Samsung SDI Hungary
plant will provide the BMW i3, i5, and X5 with advanced Li-ion
The city transport department plans to build a light-rail line and
the public transportation system is as good as any other major Korean
city. The bus system shows a particular ETA at most bus stops. Ulsan
Airport , constructed in 1970 and expanded in 1997, has more than 20
flights per day to and from
Gimpo International Airport
Gimpo International Airport and 4
flights per week to and from
Jeju International Airport
Jeju International Airport . In November
2010, Korea's high-speed train network, the KTX, was extended to
Ulsan. This provides a high-speed link to Seoul, with a running time
of just over 2 hours. The new KTX station (
Ulsan Station) is in nearby
Eonyang, with a series of express buses (5001-5004) as well as some
city buses serving the new station. The original city station has
been renamed Taehwa River Station.
The city hosts the
K League Classic
K League Classic football club
Ulsan Hyundai FC
Ulsan Hyundai FC ,
who, after the
2002 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA World Cup , relocated from their former
stadium in Jung-gu , which is now a municipal ground, to the Munsu
Stadium , which hosted several matches during the 2002 World Cup.
Ulsan was home to another football team,
Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dolphin FC
, which played in the
Korea National League until 2016, when it was
dissolved. It is also home to the
University of Ulsan .
Korean Basketball League
Korean Basketball League team
Ulsan Mobis Phoebus
Ulsan Mobis Phoebus . Their home
Dongchun Gymnasium , which located in jung-gu ulsan.
Ulsan is bounded on the east by the
Sea of Japan
Sea of Japan (East Sea).
70 km to the south.
Ulsan has a monsoon -influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen
Cfa/Cwa), with somewhat cold but dry winters, and hot, humid summers.
Monthly means range from 2.0 °C (35.6 °F) in January to 25.9 °C
(78.6 °F) in August, with diurnal temperature ranges generally low.
Its location on the Korean peninsula results in a seasonal lag, with
the warmest days being in August and averaging very near 30 °C (86
Precipitation is relatively low in the winter months, but is
made up by the high rainfall falling from April to September.
CLIMATE DATA FOR ULSAN (1981–2010, EXTREMES 1931–PRESENT)
RECORD HIGH °C (°F)
AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F)
DAILY MEAN °C (°F)
AVERAGE LOW °C (°F)
RECORD LOW °C (°F)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES)
AVERAGE PRECIPITATION DAYS (≥ 0.1 MM)
AVERAGE SNOWY DAYS
AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%)
MEAN MONTHLY SUNSHINE HOURS
PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration (percent sunshine
and snowy days)
There are 7 tall mountains (Gajisan, Sinbulsan, Ganwolsan,
cheonhwangsan, yeongchuksan, Goheonsan, Jaeyaksan) over 1,000m above
sea level. Sinbulsan (MT.) Ridge, which changes to a fantastic silver
grass field in autumn, is one of the best sights to see in the
Yeongnam Alps. Eoksae festival is held every early October in
Ganwoljae which is best known for its colony of silver grass.
OEGOSAN ONGGI VILLAGE
Korea's largest traditional folk
Onggi (earthware) village creates a
unique scene as the whole village is made of earthware. You can see
the first-hand traditional
Onggi (earthware) manufacturing process
Onggi workshops and kilns. Try your hand at making Onggi.
Onggi museum offers a variety of information related to
Onggi and displays a diversity of this eathware.
JANGSAENGPO WHALE MUSEUM ">
Twilight view of Taehwa River and downtown area
Industrial Complex area in
Ulsan is one of the filming locations of the Munhwa Broadcasting
Corporation 2012 South Korean television melodrama series May Queen ,
Han Ji-hye ,
Kim Jae-won and
Jae Hee .
TWIN TOWNS – SISTER CITIES
Khánh Hòa Province
Khánh Hòa Province
* Calvin Park , All American Track and Field Athlete
* Yura , Girl\'s Day 's member
* List of cities in
List of Korea-related topics
List of oil refineries
List of South Korean regions by GDP
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