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Busan Metropolitan City

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Busan Metropolitan City

Seo Byeong-su

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameBusan Metropolitan City
  • GovernorSeo Byeong-su

Symbol

The City of Busan's slogan

The City of Busan's slogan

 

City flower, tree

City flower, tree

Camellia, Camellia

City bird

City bird

Seagull

History

  • July 1407 Opening of Busan-Po (Busan Port) for the first time.
  • February 1876 Opening the Busan Port as an International Port.
  • August 1949 Changed the name from Busan-Bu to Busan City.
  • January 1995 Changed the name to Metropolitan City from Jikhalsi (i.e. City under the Direct Control of the Government).

Topographic Features

  • Located at the Southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula, Busan is an international city linking the continent and the sea. Busan is located at the same latitude as Tokyo, Kabul, Los Angeles, Memphis, Beirut, and Algiers. Its geography includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains that provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views, and hot springs scattered throughout the city.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 765.64㎢
  • Location : 34˚52′~ 35˚23′north latitude and 128˚45′~129˚18′east longitude
Population
  • Population : 3,540,098 (Male : 1,755,498, Female : 1,784,600) (2012.10)
  • Population density : 2.55/㎢ (2012.10)
Major events
  • Busan International Film Festival, Busan International Fireworks Festival, Busan International Motor Show, BIFCOM, Busan International Rock Festival etc.
Tourist Attractions
  • Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Beomeo Temple, Yongdusan Park, PIFF Street, Nurimaru APEC House, Eulsukdo Eco Center

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP : ₩ 51,169.4 bln
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 145,152,000
Industry
  • Service 69.4%, manufacturing 18.1%, construction 8.9%, agriculture and forestry 1%, others 2.6%
  • Major industry : Film, tourism, shipbuilding equipments
Products
  • Ship and auto components, shoes

Others

  • Contact:Ship and auto components, shoes
  • Address: Jungang-ro, Yeonje-gu, BUSAN, KOREA (1000, Yeonsan 5-Dong)
  • Tel.:+82-51-888-3541
  • Fax.:+82-51-888-4039
  • Official Website : http://www.busan.go.kr