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Seongnam
성남시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul성남시
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationSeongnam-si
 • McCune-ReischauerSŏngnam-si
Bundang District of Seongnam
Flag of Seongnam
Official logo of Seongnam
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionGyeonggi Province (Sudogwon)
Administrative divisions3 gu, 44 dong
Government
 • MayorShin Sang-jin (People Power)
Area
 • Total141.70 km2 (54.71 sq mi)
Population
 (December 31, 2012[1])
 • Total994,271
 • Density7,032.10/km2 (18,213.1/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Seoul

Seongnam (Korean pronunciation: [ˈsʰʌŋ.nam]) is the fourth largest city in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province after Suwon[2] 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 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 the 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[3] (formerly Korea Telecom).

In recent years, a movement to have Seongnam designated a metropolitan city capable of governing itself has arisen.

The city is also home to K League football club Seongnam FC.[4]

Statistics

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Government workers: 2,199
Medical centers: 952
Teachers: 7,245
Students per Teacher: 23
Number of Cars: 270,289

Administrative districts

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

Economy

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Nowcom has its headquarters in Bundang, Seongnam.[5]

Pangyo Techno Valley is the premier industrial complex in Seongnam.[6]

Sports

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Education

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The city's only international school is Korea International School - Pangyo. Seongnam is home to the Seongnam Foreign Language High School and Gachon University's primary campus.[7]

Libraries

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Tourism and culture

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The Seongnam Arts Center includes three theaters: the opera house, concert hall, and ensemble theater. It also includes the main arts hall and the cube arts hall, an academy, musical fountains, outdoor recreation facilities, and leisure facilities.[8]

Climate

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Seongnam has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dwa), but can be considered a borderline humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa) using the −3 °C (27 °F) isotherm.

Climate data for Seongnam (1995–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
5.8
(42.4)
12.0
(53.6)
18.9
(66.0)
24.6
(76.3)
28.5
(83.3)
30.0
(86.0)
30.9
(87.6)
26.7
(80.1)
20.5
(68.9)
12.4
(54.3)
4.5
(40.1)
18.1
(64.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.8
(28.8)
0.9
(33.6)
6.5
(43.7)
12.9
(55.2)
18.6
(65.5)
23.2
(73.8)
25.8
(78.4)
26.5
(79.7)
21.7
(71.1)
14.9
(58.8)
7.5
(45.5)
0.2
(32.4)
13.1
(55.6)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −6.0
(21.2)
−3.4
(25.9)
1.6
(34.9)
7.5
(45.5)
13.1
(55.6)
18.5
(65.3)
22.4
(72.3)
22.9
(73.2)
17.4
(63.3)
10.0
(50.0)
3.2
(37.8)
−3.8
(25.2)
8.6
(47.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14.9
(0.59)
25.3
(1.00)
36.0
(1.42)
64.7
(2.55)
85.3
(3.36)
111.8
(4.40)
375.5
(14.78)
320.2
(12.61)
131.1
(5.16)
45.9
(1.81)
44.5
(1.75)
19.6
(0.77)
1,274.8
(50.19)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.5 3.7 5.7 7.0 7.5 8.0 13.9 13.2 7.4 5.2 7.0 4.9 87
Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[9]

Transportation

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Subway/Train
Bus
Expressway

Twin towns – sister cities

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Seongnam is twinned with:[10]

Notable people from Seongnam

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Seongnam City Statistics".[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "suwon city". Archived from the original on June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  3. ^ 개인 | 글로벌 No.1 KT. www.kt.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  4. ^ 성남시민프로축구단. Archived from the original on September 29, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "오시는길 Archived 2011-09-09 at the Wayback Machine." (Map Archived 2011-09-12 at the Wayback Machine) Nowcom. Retrieved on September 17, 2011. "경기도 성남시 분당구 삼평동 625 판교세븐벤처밸리 1단지 2동 9층"
  6. ^ "찾아오시는길 Archived 2014-10-24 at the Wayback Machine."(Map Archived 2014-10-20 at the Wayback Machine). Since 2005. "경기도 판교 테크노 벨리"
  7. ^ "Gachon University's Admission Contacts". Archived from the original on June 27, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "고객감동 문화공간 성남아트센터". www.snart.or.kr. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Climatological Normals of Korea (1991 ~ 2020)" (PDF) (in Korean). Korea Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 29, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
  10. ^ "국외". seongnam.go.kr (in Korean). Seongnam. Archived from the original on September 28, 2020. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
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