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Busan Metropolitan City

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Korean name
Revised Romanization Busan Gwangyeoksi
McCune-Reischauer Pusan Kwangyŏkshi
Hangul 부산 광역시
Hanja 釜山廣域市
Short name Busan (Pusan; 부산; 釜山)
Statistics
Population 3,635,389 (as of 12.31.2006)[3]
Area 763.46 km²
Government Metropolitan City
Administrative divisions 15 wards (Gu),
1 county (Gun)
Region Yeongnam
Dialect Gyeongsang
Location map

Busan Metropolitan City, also known as Pusan[1] is the largest port city in the Republic of Korea. With a population of about 3.65 million, Busan is also South Korea's second largest metropolis, after Seoul. The most densely built up areas of the city are situated in a number of narrow valleys between the Nakdong River and Suyeong River, with mountains separating some of the various districts. The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Jamo redirects here. ... Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ... Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. ... Yeongnam is the name of a region that coincides with the former Gyeongsang Province in what is now South Korea. ... The Korean language is spoken in a number of different dialects around the Korean peninsula. ... The Gyeongsang dialect is a dialect of the Korean language which is widely used in the Yeongnam region, which includes North and South Gyeongsang provinces. ... Map of Busan, South Korea From the german wikipedia, originally created by User:Kokiri File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... The Nakdong River (Rakdong in North Korean) is the longest river in South Korea, and passes through major cities such as Daegu and Busan. ...


Busan was the host city of the 2002 Asian Games and APEC 2005. It was also one of the host cities for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and is the center for international conventions in Korea. Administratively, it is designated as a Metropolitan City. On November 14, 2005, the city officially announced its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics Games.[2] The 15th Asian Games were held in Busan, South Korea from September 29, 2002 to October 14, 2002. ... APEC may refer to: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour Advanced Placement European Civilization Atlantic Provinces Economic Council This article consisting of a 4-letter acronym or initialism is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Qualifying countries The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section contains speculation and may try to argue its points. ...

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History

Geochilsan-guk existed in the second and third centuries as a chiefdom of Jinhan. It was absorbed by Silla and renamed Geochilsan-gun. The word Geochilsan means rough mountain, probably referring to Hwangnyeongsan, located at the center of the city. Jinhan was one of the three tribal confederations which dominated southern Korea during the Samhan period, around the beginning of the Common Era. ... Silla (also spelled Shilla, traditional dates 57 BCE - 935 CE) was one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. ...


The grave goods excavated from mounded burials at Bokcheon-dong indicate that a complex chiefdom ruled by powerful individuals was present in the Busan area just as the Three Kingdoms of Korea were forming, c. A.D. 300-400. The mounded burials of Bokcheon-dong were built along the top of a ridge that overlooks a wide area that makes up parts of modern-day Dongnae-gu and Yeonje-gu. Archaeologists excavated more than 250 iron weapons and ingots from Burial No. 38, a wooden chamber tomb at Bokcheon-dong. In archaeology and anthropology grave goods are the items interred along with the body. ... A chiefdom is any community led by an individual known as a chief. ... The Three Kingdoms Period of Korea (hangul: 삼국시대) featured the three rival kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, which dominated the Korean peninsula and parts of Manchuria for much of the 1st millennium CE. Historians claim that the Three Kingdoms period ran from the 1st century BCE (specifically 57 BC) until... Dongnae-gu is a gu, or ward, in northern Busan, South Korea. ... Yeonje-gu is a gu in central Busan, South Korea. ... An ingot is a mass of metal or semiconducting material, heated past the melting point, and then recast, typically into the form of a bar or block. ...


In 757, Geochilsan-gun was again renamed Dongnae, which it is still called.


From the beginning of the fifteenth century, the Korean government designated Busan as a trading port with the Japanese and allowed their settlement. Other Japanese settlements in Ulsan and Jinhae diminished later, but the Busan settlement, called Waegwan at the time, continued until Japan invaded Korea in 1592. After the war, diplomatic relations with the new shogunate in Japan were established in 1607, and Busan Waegwan was permitted to be reconstructed. The Japanese settlement, though relocated into Choryang later, continued to exist until Korea was exposed to modern diplomacy in 1876. In 1876, Busan became the first international port in Korea. Ulsan, a metropolitan city in the south-east of South Korea, facing the Sea of Japan (East Sea). ... Jinhae is a city in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. ... Waegwan is also a historical term for the Japanese settlements established in Busan, Ulsan, and Jinhae. ... Combatants Joseon Dynasty Korea, Ming Dynasty China, Jurchen tribes Japan under Toyotomi Hideyoshi Commanders Korea: King Seonjo Prince Gwanghae Yi Sun-sin†, Gwon Yul, Yu Seong-ryong, Yi Eok-gi†, Won Gyun†, Kim Myeong-won, Yi Il, Sin Rip†, Gwak Jae-u, Kim Shi-Min† China: Li Rusong† , Li Rubai... This page is about the Japanese ruler and military rank. ...


During the Japanese occupation, Busan developed into a hub trading port with Japan. Busan was the only city in Korea to adopt the steam tramway before electrification was introduced in 1924. And Busan is the only city in Korea, with the exemption of Daegu, that was never taken by the North Korean Communists during the Korean War. As a result the city was a refugee camp site for Koreans during the war. Flag of the Japanese Empire Anthem Kimi ga Yoa Korea under Japanese Occupation Capital Keijo Language(s) Korean, Japanese Religion Shintoisma Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor of Japan  - 1910–1912 Emperor Meiji  - 1912–1925 Emperor Taisho  - 1925–1945 Emperor Showa Governor-General of Korea  - 1910–1916 Masatake Terauchi  - 1919–1931 Makoto... A Tram or Light rail system Historically, a railway, particularly one used for the carriage of minerals. ... Electrification refers to changing a thing or system to operate using electricity. ... Daegu, also spelled Taegu, officially called Daegu Metropolitan City, is the 4th largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders...


Busan was one of the few areas in Korea that remained under the control of South Korea throughout the Korean War and for some time it was the capital of South Korea. UN troops established a defensive perimeter around the city known as the Pusan Perimeter in the summer and autumn of 1950. Since then, like Seoul, the city has been an self-governing metropolis and has built a strong urban character. Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... The Pusan Perimeter was the area in extreme southeast Korea that was held by US and South Korean troops during the furthest advance of the North Korean troops, in the summer and fall of 1950, during the Korean War. ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ...


Administrative divisions

Divisions of Busan
Divisions of Busan
Main article: Districts of Busan

In 1957 Busan adopted a division system with the creation of 6 gu: Busanjin-gu, Dong-gu, Dongnae-gu, Jung-gu, Seo-gu, and Yeongdo-gu. Image File history File links Map_Busan-gwangyeoksi. ... Image File history File links Map_Busan-gwangyeoksi. ... The fifteen wards of Busan and a county divide the city of Busan, South Korea. ... South Korea is divided into 8 provinces (do), 1 special autonomous province (teukbyeol jachido), 6 metropolitan cities (gwangyeoksi), and 1 special city (teukbyeolsi). ...


Today, Busan is divided into 15 gu (districts) and 1 gun (county).

  • Buk-gu (북구; 北區)
  • Busanjin-gu (부산진구; 釜山鎭區)
  • Dong-gu (동구; 東區)
  • Dongnae-gu (동래구; 東萊區)
  • Gangseo-gu (강서구; 江西區)
  • Geumjeong-gu (금정구; 金井區)
  • Haeundae-gu (해운대구; 海雲臺區)
  • Jung-gu (중구; 中區)
  • Nam-gu (남구; 南區)
  • Saha-gu (사하구; 沙下區)
  • Sasang-gu (사상구; 沙上區)
  • Seo-gu (서구; 西區)
  • Suyeong-gu (수영구; 水營區)
  • Yeongdo-gu (영도구; 影島區)
  • Yeonje-gu (연제구; 蓮堤區)
  • Gijang-gun (기장군; 機張郡)

Buk-gu (literally northern gu) is a gu, or district, in north central Busan, South Korea. ... Busanjin-gu is a gu in central Busan, South Korea. ... Dong-gu (literally east gu) is a gu in central Busan, South Korea. ... Dongnae-gu is a gu, or ward, in northern Busan, South Korea. ... Gangseo-gu (litteraly west of river gu) is a gu on the west side of Nakdong River in Busan, South Korea. ... Geumjeong-gu is a district in north central Busan, South Korea. ... A deserted Haeundae beach at dawn, February 2005 Haeundae-gu is a gu, or ward, in South Koreas second largest city, Busan. ... Jung-gu (literally central gu) is a gu in southern central Busan, South Korea. ... Nam-gu (literally southern gu) is a gu, or district, in south central Busan, South Korea. ... Saha-gu is a gu in central Busan, South Korea. ... Sasang-gu is a gu in central Busan, South Korea. ... Seo-gu (literally western gu) is a gu, or district, in south-west Busan, South Korea. ... Suyeong-gu is a gu in central Busan, South Korea. ... Yeongdo-gu is a gu in Busan, South Korea. ... Yeonje-gu is a gu in central Busan, South Korea. ... Gijang-gun is a gun, or county, in northern Busan, South Korea. ...

Economy

Transportation and shipping are among the most high profile aspects of the local economy. Since 1978, Busan has opened three container ports including Jaseungdae, Shinsundae and Gamman. Busan is renowned as one of the world's largest ports and can handle up to 6.44 million TEU shipping containers per year. Shipping containers at a terminal in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. ...


The Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone Authority, one of two such administrations (the other in the harbor of Incheon), was created to continue the tradition of Busan's status as an international trading centre. The port attracts ships from all over the globe and aspires to become a regional financial centre. Currently, Busan is ranked internationally as the third largest seaport in terms of cargo volume and efficiency by the AAPA. Many countries have, or have had at some time, designated areas where companies are taxed very lightly or not at all to encourage development or for some other reason. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is a trade association, founded in 1912, that represents over 150 port authority organizations throughout the Western hemisphere. ...


Shopping and Commerce

Commercial areas are dispersed throughout the city near busy intersections and adjacent to university campuses, but the two largest central business districts in Busan are Seomyeon and Gwangbok-dong/Nampo-dong. There are also four substantial shopping areas of note: Seomyeon, Gwangbok-dong, Busan Dae Hakap in Jangjeon-dong, and Haeundae. A deserted Haeundae beach at dawn, February 2005 Haeundae-gu is a gu, or ward, in South Koreas second largest city, Busan. ...


Seomyeon is the crossroads of Busan. The local subway station serves two lines and is one of the busiest in the city. The local head offices of Korean and international banks are located in Seomyeon. It is recognized as the ascendant shopping and entertainment districts with many cafes, bars, restaurants, department stores, shops, and offices. Directly adjacent to Seomyeon is Bujeon Market, the largest traditional market in the city.


The Gwangbok-dong, Nampo-dong, and Jungang-dong areas form the old central business district with many offices, cafes, bars, shops and restaurants. Some of the restaurants in this district are locally famous with family recipes passed down the generations. Jagalchi Market (near part of the very active port) is an area of narrow street stalls and is well known for its fish market. The Gukje Market is also located nearby. Jungang-dong is the home of many international law offices, the old Immigation Office, and the international ferry terminal serving Japanese routes. Lotte World II is currently under construction along the water between Jungang-dong 7-Ga and 8-Ga. When completed, Lotte World II will house a hotel, department store, entertainment complex, and a skyscraper that will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.

Busan tower by night
Busan tower by night

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Education

Universities with graduate schools

Pusan National University (PNU) (also called Busan National University) is one of the leading national universities in South Korea. ... Pukyong National University is one of two national universities in Busan, South Korea. ... Busan National University of Education Korean name Hangul: 부산교육대학교 Hanja: 釜山敎育大學校 South Korea. ... Dong-A University is one of leading pretigeous private universities in Korea and its main campus based in Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea. ... Dong-eui University is a private university in Busan, a metropolitan city on the southeastern coast of South Korea. ... Kyungsung University is a university established by the Busan Metropolitan Government. ... Located in Busan, South Korea, Pusan University of Foreign Studies specializes in teaching foreign languages. ... Dongseo University is a major private university in the South Korean port city of Busan. ... The Catholic University of Pusan is situated in the southeastern South Korean port city of Busan. ... Busan Presbyterian University, also known as Busan Jangsin University, is a private Christian university in Gimhae City, South Gyeongsang province, in southeastern South Korea. ... Youngsan University is a private university in southeastern South Korea. ...

Other institutes of higher education

Busan Arts College provides training in a range of fine and applied arts. ... Busan College of Information Technology, also Busan Info_Tech College, is situated in the Buk_gu district of Busan metropolitan city, in southeastern South Korea. ... Busan Kyungsang College is a college locatede in the Yeonje_gu district ofBusan Metropolitan City, in southeastern South Korea. ... Busan Polytechnic College Korean name Hangul: 부산기능대학 Hanja: 釜山機能大學 South Korea. ... Dong-Pusan College is a private technical college in Busan, a major city in South Korea. ... Dongju College is a private technical college in Busan, South Korea. ... Daedong College is a private technical college in Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea. ...

Culture

Parks, Beaches, and Resorts

Geumjeongsan to the west is a popular weekend hiking spot for Busan residents. To the north, the neighborhoods around Pusan National University (also known as PNU, which is one of the most highly recognized national institutes of high education in Korea) have student theaters, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as open-air cultural street performances on weekend nights. Nearby is Beomeosa, the city's main Korean Buddhist temple. Geumjeongsan (or Geumjeong Mountain) is a mountain in the city of Busan in South Korea. ... Pusan National University (PNU) (also called Busan National University) is one of the leading national universities in South Korea. ... Beomeosa is a Buddist temple in Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea. ... The grounds of Koreas Buryeongsa Temple. ...


Dongnae area is a traditional as well as wealthy residential area. Dongnae Oncheon is a natural spa area with many baths, tourist hotels, restaurants, clubs and shopping areas. Many restaurants in the area are famous for their family recipes. Chungnyeolsa is a Confucian shrine for soldiers who died during the eighteenth century battle against the Japanese at Dongnae Fortress. Dongnae-gu is a gu, or ward, in northern Busan, South Korea. ... Chungnyeolsa can refer to various Korean shrines, including: Chungnyeolsa (Chungju), a shrine to Im Gyeong-eop in Chungju Chungnyeolsa (Goseong), a shrine to Yi Sun-sin in Goseong Chungnyeolsa (Busan), a shrine to Song Sang-hyeon in Busan Category: ...


Busan is the so-called summer capital of Korea since it attracts tourists from all over the country to its six beaches. Luxury hotels and a carnival boardwalk line the beach at Haeundae, which is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in Korea. Gwangalli Beach is famous for its cafes, bars, and restaurants along the beach. The area around Pukyong National University and Kyungsung University has many cafes, bars and restaurants attracting college students and youth. Haeudae-gu is a gu, or ward, in South Koreas second largest city, Busan. ... Pukyong National University is one of two national universities in Busan, South Korea. ... Kyungsung University is a university established by the Busan Metropolitan Government. ...


Taejongdae, is a natural park with magnificent cliffs facing the open sea on the island of Yeongdo. Yeongdo-gu is a gu in Busan, South Korea. ...


The area known as the "Foreigners' Shopping Street", but commonly referred to as "Texas Street" near part of the Port of Busan, has many businesses that cater to the local Russian population, as well as the crews of foreign ships. The area was originally the location of the local Chinatown and still contains a Chinese school. Because of the Chinese presence, the area was designated as to serve the commercial and entertainment needs of American soldiers and businesses were set up there during the 1940s and 1950s to cater to them.


Temples, Shrines and other Historical sites

Beomeosa Temple
Geumjeongsanseong
  • Chungnyeolsa Shrine
  • Beomeosa Temple
  • Samgwangsa Temple
  • Haedongyonggungsa Temple
  • Geumjeongsanseong
  • Yungongdan
  • Jeongongdan
  • Songgongdan
  • Dongsam-dong Shell Mound

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Chungnyeolsa can refer to various Korean shrines, including: Chungnyeolsa (Chungju), a shrine to Im Gyeong-eop in Chungju Chungnyeolsa (Goseong), a shrine to Yi Sun-sin in Goseong Chungnyeolsa (Busan), a shrine to Song Sang-hyeon in Busan Category: ... Beomeosa is a Buddist temple in Cheongnyong-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea. ... Geumjeongsanseong (literally Geungjeong Mountain Fortress or Geumjeong Fortress) is the largest mountain fortress in the Republic of Korea today. ... Dongsam-dong Shell Mound(Dongsam-dong Paechong) is located in Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan Metropolitan City, the Republic of Korea. ...

Professional Sports

Since 1982, the city has been home to the Lotte Giants, who play in the Korean baseball league. In Korea, Busan is known as the capital of baseball and has a reputation for very enthusiastic baseball fans[citation needed]. The Lotte Giants (Korean: 롯데 자이언츠) are a professional baseball team in Busan, Korea. ...

Busan Tower at sunset
Busan Tower at sunset

The city is also home to K-League soccer side Busan I'park, the Daewoo Unicorns, which was the strongest team during the 1990s in K-league. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 908 KB) Beschreibung: Busan mit Busan Tower, 2003 Fotograf / Zeichner: de:Benutzer:Richardfabi Andere Versionen: keine File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Busan Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 908 KB) Beschreibung: Busan mit Busan Tower, 2003 Fotograf / Zeichner: de:Benutzer:Richardfabi Andere Versionen: keine File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Busan Metadata This file... The Korea Professional Football League (K-League) is South Koreas professional club football league and is one of the most successful leagues in Asian club football competitions. ... The Busan Icons football team was founded in 1983 in the city of Busan by the Daewoo corporation. ...


Arts

Busan is also famous for the Pusan International Film Festival, or PIFF, a large and well-known international film festival in Asia that attracts film-loving tourists from all over East Asia and the world. Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF, 부산국제영화제), taking place in Busan, South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. ...


Museums

  • Busan Museum [4]
  • Bokcheon Museum [5]
  • Busan Modern History Museum [6]
  • Dongsam-dong Shell Midden Museum [7]
  • Temporary Capital Commemoration Hall [8]
  • Busan Museum of Modern Art [9]
  • Pusan National University Museum [10]
  • Dong-A University Museum [11]
  • Kyungsung University Museum [12]
  • Dong-eui University Museum

Transportation

Busan Station, in Choryang-dong, Busan

The Coastal Ferry Terminal (연안여객터미널) serves ferry services to many locations on Geoje Island as well as to Jeju City in Jeju-do.[3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Busan Station Busan Station (부산역) is a train station in Busan, southeast Korea, and is the southern terminus of the Gyeongbu Line which links Busan with Seoul and is the most important railway line in the country. ... Geoje Island is the principal island of Geoje City, on the southern coast of South Gyeongsang province, South Korea. ... Jeju City (Jeju-si) is the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea and the largest city on Jeju Island. ... Flag of Jeju Jeju-do[1] (transliterated Korean for Jeju Province, short form of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province) is the only special self-governing province of South Korea, situated on and coterminous with the countrys largest island. ...


Ferries leaving from the International Ferry Terminal (국제여객터미널) on Busan Harbor Pier 1 connect Busan to the Japanese ports of Izuhara and Hitakatsu on Tsushima Island, as well as the cities of Shimonoseki, Fukuoka, and Osaka on Japan's mainland.[4] Tsushima Island (対馬 Tsushima) is an island in Japan, situated in the Tsushima Strait at 34°25N and 129°20E.[1] It is the largest island of the Nagasaki Prefecture. ... Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ...

  • PanStar[5] operates the PanStar Ferry between Busan and Osaka.
  • The Seaflower 2, the ferry to Tsushima operated by Dae-a Express Shipping,[6] carries passengers only between Busan and Hitakatsu in 1 hour 40 minutes and between Busan and Izuhara in 2 hours 40 minutes.
  • The Seonghee, operated by Pukwan Ferry,[7] links Busan to Shimonoseki.
  • One of the ferries to Fukuoka is the Camellia, operated by Camellia Line.[8] The Camellia make the trip to Fukuoka over-night in 7 hours 30 minutes, and trip back in the afternoon in 5 hours 30 minutes.
  • The other ferry service to Fukuoka is assumed by the Beetles and the Kobees, 2 fleets of high-speed hydrofoils operated by Mirajet.[9] About 5 departures from each cities are scheduled every day. By hydrofoil it only takes 2 hours 55 minutes to cross the Korea Strait to Fukuoka. The Beetles are owned by JR Kyushu.

Busan is served by Gimhae International Airport in the west. The Jetfoil Toppi is a ferry which connects Yakushima, Tanegashima Island and Kagoshima port in Japan. ... The Korea Strait is a sea passage between South Korea and Japan, connecting the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan (East Sea) in the northwest Pacific Ocean. ... JR Kyushu Midori Express Train on Sasebo Line The Kyushu Railway Company (九州旅客鉄道,Kyushu Ryokaku Tetsudo) is one of the constituent companies of Japan Railway. ... Gimhae International Airport (Hangul: 김해 êµ­ì œ 공항hanja:金海國際空港; Revised Romanization of Korean: Gimhae Gukje Gonghang; McCune-Reischauer: Kimhae Kukche Konghang) (formerly Kimhae International Airport) (IATA: PUS, ICAO: RKPK) is located on the western end of Busan in South Korea. ...


Busan lies on a number of rail lines, of which the most important is the Gyeongbu Line which connects it to other major cities such as Seoul, Daejeon, and Daegu. All classes of trains run along the Gyeongbu Line, including the KTX trains which provide service to Seoul in approximately 150 minutes. The Gyeongbu Line terminates at Busan Station. Other lines include the Donghae Nambu Line. The Gyeongbu Line (Gyeongbuseon) is the most important railway line in South Korea and one of the oldest, connecting Seoul to Suwon, Daejeon, Daegu, and Busan. ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... Daejeon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city in the centre of South Korea, and the capital of South Chungcheong Province. ... Daegu, also spelled Taegu, officially called Daegu Metropolitan City, is the 4th largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon. ... Korea Train Express (KTX) is South Koreas high speed train system. ... Busan Station Busan Station (부산역) is a train station in Busan, southeast Korea, and is the southern terminus of the Gyeongbu Line which links Busan with Seoul and is the most important railway line in the country. ... The Donghae Nambu Line is a railway line connecting Busan to Pohang in South Korea. ...


The Busan Subway network contains three lines: Line number 1, Line number 2, and Line number 3. It's operated by the Busan Transportation Corporation. Busan Transportation Corporation The Busan Subway (부산 지하철), operated by the Busan Transportation Corporation (부산 교통공사), is the subway system of Busan, South Korea. ... Basic plans for the Busan subway were drawn in 1979 and construction started in 1981 on Busan Subway Line 1, a north-south route. ... Busan Subway Line 2 (coloured green) is the second line of the metro system in Busan, South Korea. ... Busan Subway Line 3 is a line in the metro system in Busan, South Korea. ... The Busan Transportation Corporation was established January 1, 2006, following the abolition of the Busan Urban Transit Authority (부산교통공단), originally founded in November 1987. ...


Sister cities

Busan shares the title of sister city with several coastal cities or provinces across the world.[10] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

The Port of Busan also has 6 sister ports.[11] Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Nickname: Coordinates: Country Region Southern Taiwan Capital Lingya Dist (苓雅區) Government  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area  - City 154 km²  (59. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Shimonoseki (下関市; -shi) is a city located in Yamaguchi, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor César Maia (Democrats) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Vladivostok (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated close to the Russo-Sino border and North Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Shanghai (Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; Wu (Long-short): ZÃ¥nhae; Shanghainese (IPA): ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the Peoples Republic of China and the seventh largest in the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Surabaya (formerly Soerabaja) is Indonesias second-largest city, and the capital of the province of East Java. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place to Be Motto(s): Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Constitutional monarchy Governor David de Kretser Premier Steve Bracks (resigning effective 30th July 2007) (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 37  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Tijuana (Spanish [tixwana], English usually [ËŒtiːəˈwÉ‘nÉ™]), is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of Tijuana. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... City skyline Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh  ) is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong Delta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Valparaiso is the name of at least three cities and a village: Valparaíso, Chile Valparaiso, Florida Valparaiso, Indiana Valparaiso, Nebraska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Capital Cape Town Largest city Cape Town Premier Ebrahim Rasool Area - Total Ranked 4th 129,370 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 5th 4,524,335 35/km² Elevation Highest point: Seweweekspoort Peak at 2325 meters (7628 feet) Lowest point: sea level Languages Afrikaans (55. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Southampton is the largest city[1] on the south coast of England. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Osaka )   is a city in Japan, located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, in the Kansai region of the main island of HonshÅ«. The city is the capital of Osaka Prefecture. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - City 319 km²  (123. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tolls collected at the Holland Tunnel and other crossings help fund the Port Authority. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Shanghai (Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; Wu (Long-short): ZÃ¥nhae; Shanghainese (IPA): ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is the largest city of the Peoples Republic of China and the seventh largest in the world. ...

See also

This is a list of Wikipedia articles on Korea-related people, places, things, and concepts. ... Map of South Korea The largest cities in South Korea have self-governing status equivalent to that of provinces. ... Centum City is a city project in Busan of South Korea. ... Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF, 부산국제영화제), taking place in Busan, South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. ... The Gwangan Bridge is a suspension bridge located in Busan, South Korea. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ This romanization of the city's name is in McCune-Reischauer. It was used prior to the official adoption of the Revised Romanization by the South Korean Government in 2000.
  2. ^ People's Daily Online (2005-11-14). Pusan to declare bid to host 2020 Olympic Games. Retrieved on December 8, 2006.
  3. ^ (Korean) Coastal Ferry Terminal
  4. ^ International Ferry Terminal
  5. ^ (Korean) PanStar, Korean operator of the ferry linking to Osaka, Japan.
  6. ^ (Korean) Dae-a Express Shipping, operator of the ferry linking to Tsushima Island, Japan.
  7. ^ Pukwan Ferry, operator of the ferry linking to Shimonoseki, Japan.
  8. ^ (Japanese) Camellia Line, (Korean) Korea Ferry
  9. ^ Kobee and Beetle, ferries linking to Fukuoka, Japan.
  10. ^ List of Busan's sister cities, Busan Metropolitan City; (English) [1], (Korean) [2]
  11. ^ Port of Busan, Sister Ports, Busan

McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... The Peoples Daily (Chinese: 人民日报 Pinyin ) is the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, published worldwide with a circulation of 3 to 4 million. ...

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Coordinates: 35°06′N, 129°02′E Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. ... Korea has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial regions that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula. ... The Seoul National Capital Area is a region located at the center of the Korean peninsula and is home to the capital of South Korea, Seoul. ... ... This article is about Yeongdong, a region in eastern Korea. ... Yeongseo is the western, inland region of Gangwon Province, South Korea and Kangwon Province, North Korea. ... Chungcheong (Chungcheong-do) was one of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. ... Honam is a region coinciding with the former Jeolla Province in what is now South Korea. ... Jeju is the smallest province of South Korea, situated on its largest island. ... Yeongnam is the name of a region that coincides with the former Gyeongsang Province in what is now South Korea. ... South Korea is divided into 8 provinces (do), 1 special autonomous province (teukbyeol jachido), 6 metropolitan cities (gwangyeoksi), and 1 special city (teukbyeolsi). ... Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong) is a province in the centre of South Korea. ... Chungcheongnam-do (South Chungcheong) is a province in the west of South Korea. ... Gangwon-do is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. ... Gyeonggi-do is the most populous province in South Korea. ... Gyeongsangbuk-do (North Gyeongsang) is a province in eastern South Korea. ... Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang) is a province in the southeast of South Korea. ... Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. ... Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla) is a province in the southwest of South Korea. ... South Korea is divided into 8 provinces (do), 1 special autonomous province (teukbyeol jachido), 6 metropolitan cities (gwangyeoksi), and 1 special city (teukbyeolsi). ... Flag of Jeju Jeju-do[1] (transliterated Korean for Jeju Province, short form of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province) is the only special self-governing province of South Korea, situated on and coterminous with the countrys largest island. ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ... Seoul (서울)   [] is the capital of South Korea and is located on the Han River in the countrys northwest. ... In North and South Korea, Special cities, Metropolitan Cities, and Directly Governed Cities are cities that have a status equivalent to that of Provinces (Do). ... Daegu, also spelled Taegu, officially called Daegu Metropolitan City, is the 4th largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon. ... Daejeon Metropolitan City is a metropolitan city in the centre of South Korea, and the capital of South Chungcheong Province. ... This article is about Gwangju Metropolitan City in South Korea. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ulsan, a metropolitan city in the south-east of South Korea, facing the Sea of Japan (East Sea). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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