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—  Municipal City  —
Korean transcription(s)
 - Hangul 안산시
 - Hanja 安山市
 - Revised Romanization Ansan-si
 - McCune-Reischauer Ansan-shi

Emblem of Ansan
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 2 gu, 22 dong
 - Total 144.78 km2 (55.9 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 686,873
 - Density 4,744.3/km2 (12,287.7/sq mi)
 - Dialect Seoul

Ansan is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It lies south of Seoul, and is part of the Seoul National Capital Area. It is connected to Seoul by rail via Seoul Subway Line 4.

Ansan is situated on the coast of the Yellow Sea (locally called West Sea), at 37°19′N 126°50′E / 37.317°N 126.833°E / 37.317; 126.833. Portions of various Yellow Sea islands lie within its jurisdiction. The largest and best-known of these is Daebu Island.

Several institutions of higher learning are located in Ansan. They include Ansan College, Ansan College of Technology, Seoul Institute of the Arts, and a campus of Hanyang University.

The city is also home to National League soccer club Ansan Hallelujah.

The Korea Transportation Safety Authority, a government agency of South Korea, is headquartered in Ansan.[1]


Modern History

In 1986, several towns of Hwaseong county became incorporated, representing the beginning of Ansan as a city. With currently over 500,000 residents, Ansan now has 2 distinct and separate districts:[2] Danwon, which counted 13 dongs as of Nov 2002, and Sangnok, with 11.




(Gunpo) ← BanwolSangnoksuHanyang Univ. at AnsanJungangGojanGongdanAnsan → (Siheung)

Sister Cities


Administrative districts

  • Danwon-gu
  • Sangnok-gu

See also


  1. ^ Home page. Korea Transportation Safety Authority. Retrieved on June 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Provisional changes including Guri city and 11 cities and counties and permission of modification naming Naju.(1985.12.28.) from Constitution of the Republic of Korea
  3. ^ Partnership

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