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Koreatown (Korean: 코리아타운) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area. This is a list of ethnic enclaves in North American cities. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Argentina

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires´ primary Koreatown is in the neighborhood of Flores, specifically within the enclave called Bajo Flores. The primary artery of this Koreatown is Carabobo Street, which houses various Korean businesses and organizations, including restaurants, beauty salons, and churches, among others. For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ...


The nearest stop on the Subte metro system is Medalla Milagrosa.


Australia

Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney's primary Korea Town is located in the heavily immigrant populated sub-urban areas of Campsie, Eastwood and Strathfield. These suburbs and surrounding areas are famous for their Korean population which have created a strong cultural identity for the community. These areas are home to a number of Korean speaking business and retail stores which include the commonly found Korean restaurants, video stores, hairdressers and supermarkets. This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ...


Other important Korean commercial areas are located the suburbs of Parramatta and Chatswood which are relatively in the West and North CBDs of Sydney. The intersection of Bathurst Street and Pitt Street in Sydney City CBD (Central Business District) is also becoming a popular area for Korean commercial activity which once again include restaurants, karaoke, supermarkets and hairdressers. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... This article is about the local government area. ...


Australia's Korean population estimated to be more than 150,000.


Brazil

Sao Paulo

This article is about the Brazilian state, São Paulo. ...

Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Main article: Koreatown, Toronto

Toronto's primary Korea Town is located on Bloor Street, roughly between Bathurst and Christie Streets; very few Koreans, however, actually live in this area. The first Korean store in Toronto was situated on Palmerston Avenue just north of Bloor in this area in the early 1970s, eventually leading to more stores and restaurants concentrating in this area. The first Korean restaurant, Korea House, is still located on 666 Bloor Street West. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Street signs in Korea Town. ...


A secondary concentration may be found on Yonge Street, between Sheppard Avenue East and north of Steeles Avenue East A large Korean supermarket, Galleria Supermarket is located on Yonge and is now developing into a Korean Cultural Centre as well. A sign for Yonge Street at the intersection with Maitland Street. ... Sheppard Avenue is an east-west arterial road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, centering on the former city of North York. ... Steeles Avenue, near its intersection with Warden Avenue. ...


Vancouver, British Columbia

Main article: Koreatown, Vancouver

The principle Korean enclave is primarily located in Downtown Vancouver on N. Robson Street in the West End. There is also a major Korean shopping neighbourhood along North Road, on the border between Burnaby and Coquitlam. This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... The West End has become the hub of Korean activity, particularly among young exchange students and working vacationers. ... [[Image:downtown Vancouver has many high rise office and residential buildings that tower over the skyline of trees and forests. ... Robson street at night Robson Street is a major southeast-northwest thoroughfare in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Coordinates: Country  Canada Province  British Columbia District Greater Vancouver Regional District Established 1892 (municipality status) – 1992 (city status) Government  - Mayor Derek Corrigan  - MPs Peter Julian (NDP), Bill Siksay (NDP)  - MLAs Raj Chouhan, Richard T. Lee, John Nuraney, Harry Bloy Area  - City 89. ... This article is about Coquitlam, British Columbia. ...


Other important Korean commercial areas include Kingsway in Vancouver, and the Guildford Mall area in Surrey, British Columbia (104th Avenue and 152nd Street). Kingsway is a major road that crosses through the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia. ... Location of Surrey Country Canada Province British Columbia Regional District Greater Vancouver Regional District Incorporation 1879 (municipality status)   1993 (city status) Government  - Mayor Dianne Watts  - Governing body  - MLAs List of MLAs Harry Bains (NDP) Jagrup Brar (NDP) Bruce Ralston (NDP) Kevin Falcon (LIB) Dave Hayer (LIB) Gordon Hogg (LIB) Sue...


Chile

Santiago

The Korean population is mostly concentrated in Patronato. Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago Coordinates: Region Santiago Metropolitan Region Province Santiago Province Foundation February 12, 1541 Government  - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn Area 1  - City 641. ...


China

Beijing

Prominent areas include Wudaokou and Wangjing. Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ;  ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... The railway crossing under the Wudaokou subway station, click for animation Wudaokou (五道口) is a neighborhood in the Haidian District of North West Beijing. ... Korean shopsigns in Wangjing, Beijing Wangjing (望京 Hanyu Pinyin: Wàngjīng) is a major residential area in Chaoyang District, in the northeast of Beijing. ...


Hong Kong

The Koreatown is located in Kimberley Street in Tsim Sha Tsui. Kimberley Street (金巴利街) is a street in Tsim Sha Tsui of Hong Kong. ... The Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is a famous landmark of Hong Kong. ...


Also there is a Korean settlement in Lei King Wan, Shau Kei Wan Shau Kei Wan (Traditional Chinese: 筲箕灣) or Shaukeiwan, Shaukiwan is a town in Eastern District, Hong Kong. ...


Shenyang

Shenyang has a large Koreatown known as Xita/Seotap (Chinese: 西塔, Korean: 서탑) meaning Western Pagoda. This article is about a city. ...


Shanghai

Longbai in the Minhang district, to the west of the city, has a Korean oriented neighbourhood. 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. ...


France

Paris

City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...

Germany

Frankfurt

Approximately 7,000 Koreans (over 20% of Germany's Korean population) live in this banking city. For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ...


Guatemala

Guatemala City

The Korean population in Guatemala is estimated between 7,000 to 50,000 individuals, with the numbers quickly on the rise. Koreans make up the among the greatest number of immigrants to Guatemala[1], and according the Korean Ambassador to Guatemala, Guatemala is the country in Central and South America with the greatest number of Korean residents[2]. Koreans have immigrated to Guatemala because of the concentration of Korean owned-textile factories, the already existing Korean population, Korean investments in Guatemala, and opportunities in Guatemala. President Berger is also on his way, with the help of Taiwan, Korea, and Guatemala's Asian community, in creating a neighborhood in Guatemala City of 30 thousand Asian investors and civilians to aid Guatemalan-Asian relations[3]. The Korean population in Guatemala City is disbursed throughout the city and in nearby Mixco. There are, due to high immigration, Korean enclaves forming throughout the city. Roosevelt and Colonia Monte Maria are embellished with Korean shops, grocery and convenience stores, restaurants and Karaoki bars. Zone 9 and Zone 15 are also prominent Korean centers[4]. Guatemala City (in full, La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción; locally known as Guatemala or Guate) is the capital and largest city of the nation of Guatemala. ...


Indonesia

Japan

During the 1910 to 1945 colonial period, approximately 2.4 million ethnic Koreans emigrated to Japan, some brought over forcibly during the Second World War to work as laborers. While most departed after the war, many chose to remain in hopes of better economic prospects, and were joined in the 1950's by a wave of refugees from Jeju Island. Today, Koreans, known as Zainichi Koreans (재일조선인, who on paper retain the nationality of the old Korea) or Zainichi Koreans (재일한국인, who have adopted South Korean nationality), are the largest ethnic minority in Japan, amounting to 620,000 in 2002. Those with North Korean ties are a key source of remittances to North Korea. There is a separate group of more recent migrants from South Korea with strong links to their home country, and there is a considerable cultural gap between these so-called "new-comers" and Zainichi Koreans. Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Korea is a formerly unified country, situated on the Korean Peninsula in north East Asia adjacent to China in the west and Russia in the north. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Jeju is the largest island and smallest province in South Korea, and the name of islands largest city and provincial capital (see Jeju City). ... Zainichi (在日) is short for Zainichi Chōsenjin (Koreans/Choson people in Japan, 在日朝鮮人, 재일조선인) or Zainichi Kankokujin (South Koreans in Japan, 在日韓国人, 재일한국인), meaning the Korean residents of Japan. ...


Osaka

The Korean enclave in the city of Osaka, numbering over 90,000, is by far the largest in Japan, concentrated in the Ikuno Ward, where 25% of the inhabitants are of Korean origin. Tsuruhashi in the Ward is the most famous Koreatown in Japan, and is dominated by Jeju Islanders. Imazato-Shinchi is an area increasingly dominated by recent South Korean "new-comers". The total Korean population in Osaka prefecture amounted to 150,000 in 2002. 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. ... Ikuno (生野区, -ku) is one of 24 wards of Osaka, Japan. ... Jeju is the largest island and smallest province in South Korea, and the name of islands largest city and provincial capital (see Jeju City). ...


Tokyo

According to official statistics in 2002, the Korean population in Tokyo amounted to 80,000, which was the second largest following that of Osaka.   , literally Eastern capital) is a unique subnational administrative region of Japan with characteristics of both a prefecture and a city. ...


Unlike other Japanese Koreatowns, the Korean-oriented commercial district around Shin-Okubo Station in Shinjuku Ward developed after World War II, and is dominated by "new-comers" - recent immigrants from South Korea who have retained their ethnic and cultural identity, as can be seen from the ubiquitous signs written in hangul. Other immigrants from China, Taiwan, South East Asia and various other nationalities makes this one of the most colourful and multicultural areas in Tokyo. Shin-Okubo from the outside Shin-Ōkubo Station (新大久保駅; -eki) is located in Tokyos Shinjuku ward. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Jamo redirects here. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


The area around Mikawashima station on the Jōban Line, to the north of the city, is a Koreatown dominated by Zainichi immigrants from Jeju island. The Jōban Line (常磐線) is a rail line in Japan and is part of the East Japan Railway Company (JR East) system. ... Jeju is the largest island and smallest province in South Korea, and the name of islands largest city and provincial capital (see Jeju City). ...


Also noteworthy is a smaller-scale Zainichi Korean quarter to the southeast of Ueno station, and to the southwest, a community of South Korean "new-comers". Ueno Station was the destination of thousands of laborers from the Tohoku region who came to Tokyo seeking employment. ...


Kawasaki

Approximately 60,000 ethnic Koreans live in Kawasaki. Although most have assimilated, it remains one of the largest concentrations of Korean-Japanese in Eastern Japan. This article is about the Japanese city. ...


Kyoto

A small Koreatown has developed in the Gion neighborhood (the Geisha district) of Kyoto. Kyoto prefecture is home to approximately 38,000 ethnic Koreans in 2002. This page is about the city Kyoto. ... Women posing as maiko (geisha apprentices), Kyoto, Japan wearing traditional furisode and okobo Geisha ) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as classical music and dance. ... The Iwashimizu Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine in Yawata. ...


There are several Korean restaurants, businesses, churches and organizations, in the west of Kyoto city, in the neighborhoods south of Saiin station, on the Hankyu Railway line.


Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Ampang is an area long known for its large number of Korean expatriates. Koreans in Malaysia have opened restaurants, churches, and grocery stores there, specifically in the area around Ampang Point.[1] Mont Kiara located southwestern of downtown Kuala Lumpur also houses a significant number of Korean businesses. Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ... Ampang is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur and is partly located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia and was previously a tin mining town. ... Koreans in Malaysia consist mostly of expatriates working in South Korean companies, as well as an increasing number of international students. ... Mont Kiara, is a northern suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ...


Mexico

Mexico City

Nickname: Motto: Ciudad en movimiento Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ...

New Zealand

Auckland

Schematic map of Auckland. ...

Philippines

= Quezon City

Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny...

= Manila

Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Alfredo Lim (GO)  - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (Asenso Manilenyo/PDP-Laban) Area...

= Cebu City

The Philippines is the host country of the largest Korean community in Southeast Asia (numbering between 50,000 to 70,000). Nickname: Map of Cebu showing the location of Cebu City Coordinates: 10°17 N 123°54 E Country Philippines Region Central Visayas (Region VII) Province Cebu (capital) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cebu City Barangays 80 Incorporated (town) 1565 Incorporated (city) February 24, 1937 Government  - Mayor Tomas D.R... According to a recent survey, the Koreans in the Philippines number about 22,000. ...


Thailand

Bangkok

A few blocks of Sukhumvit Rd, one of Bangkok's main streets, is filled with Korean Restaurants, Stores, PC rooms and Karaoke lounges. A BTS skytrain passing the Sathon area of Bangkok. ...


United Kingdom

London, England

New Malden has probably the largest single expatriate community of South Koreans in Europe. According to the Korean Residents Society, the Korean population in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is about 3,500 to 4,500, mostly in New Malden; some sources cite the population as high as 20,000 to 32,000. There is also a growing population in Golders Green, North-West London. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... New Malden is a town and shopping centre in the south-western London suburbs, mostly within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and partly in the London Borough of Merton, and is situated 9. ... The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is a London borough in south-west London. ... Golders Green is an area in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. ...


United States

A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. Most ethnic Koreans in the United States tend to be scattered about the general population, although concentrated enclaves certainly exist. A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...


Atlanta, Georgia

A small Korean commercial district has developed around Buford Highway in suburban Doraville. However, the area is not exclusively Korean; in the area are also many Chinese and Vietnamese businesses. A second center for ethnic Koreans has recently arisen in Duluth. Many of the Koreans in the metro Atlanta area live in Gwinnett County (e.g. Duluth, Suwanee) and north Fulton County (e.g. Johns Creek, Alpharetta), with pockets in east Cobb County and south Forsyth County. Hotlanta redirects here. ... Buford Highway (Georgia State Route 13) is the old alignment of Interstate 85 in northeast Atlanta. ... Doraville is a city located in DeKalb County, Georgia. ... A picture from the annual Duluth Fall Festival Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and a suburb of Atlanta located in the Metro Atlanta area. ...


Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore's Little Korea (often referred to, perhaps redundantly, as "Little Koreatown") is a collection of Korean restaurants, groceries, bars and some residences that straddles the Charles Village and Charles North neighborhoods. The area is not recognized by city government and thus has no official boundaries, but it is generally located between North Avenue and 25th Street to the south and north and Howard Street and Calvert Street to the west and east. Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Charles North is an American poet born in 1941 in New York City. ...


There is a large Korean population in the northern suburb Cockeysville, and in Ellicott City and Columbia, MD. Ellicott City is a census-designated place located in Howard County, Maryland. ... The People Tree statue has become a symbol of Columbia, Maryland. ...


Bergen County, New Jersey

A significant number of Korean immigrants and their descendants now live in Bergen County, the county located immediately next to the George Washington Bridge. The Korean population is largest in the cities of Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Leonia, and Palisades Park. Bergen County is the most populous county of the state of New Jersey, United States. ... For the bridge in New York that crosses the Harlem River, see Washington Bridge. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Edgewater is the name of some places in the United States of America: Edgewater, Colorado Edgewater, Florida Edgewater, Maryland Edgewater, New Jersey Edgewater is the name of smaller communities in the United States of America: Edgewater, Chicago In Australia: Edgewater, Western Australia The Edgewater Hotel & Casino is located in Laughlin... Map highlighting Englewood Cliffs location within Bergen County. ... Fort Lee is the name of two places in the United States of America: Fort Lee, New Jersey Fort Lee, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Map highlighting Leonias location within Bergen County. ... Map highlighting Palisades Parks location within Bergen County. ...


During the 1990s, several cities in Bergen County passed ordinances that discriminated against the Korean newcomers. In addition, existing zoning laws were enforced so as to impact only the Korean immigrant population.[5] After a period of conflict, community leaders persuaded local legislators and mayors to repeal the discriminatory ordinances and to cease the biased enforcement of existing laws. Ordinance can mean: A law made by a non-sovereign body such as a city council or a colony. ... A typical zoning map; this one identifies the zones, or development districts, in the city of Ontario, California Zoning is a North American term for a system of land-use regulation. ... To discriminate is to make a distinction. ...


Boston, Massachusetts

Although Boston doesn't have an official Korea Town, the Boston neighborhood of Allston(Streets: Harvard Ave. and Brighton Ave.) features many Korean restaurants, PC rooms, salons/barber shops, cosmetic stores, bakeries, karaoke bangs, etc. that cater to the thousands of Korean college/grad students in the greater Boston area. Convenient T stop: Harvard Ave - Green B Line Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


Boston's Chinatown also features about 5 Korean-Japanese restaurants.


Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Koreatown is located along Lawrence Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side. The city of Chicago, along with various corporations, sponsors an annual Korean Festival on Bryn Mawr Avenue, between Kimball and Kedzie. Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Albany Park is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago, and one of the most diverse in the United States. ...


Dallas, Texas

A sizeable Koreatown can be found in Dallas, though this mostly commercial area of the city has not been officially designated as such. Instead, large signs situated at the intersection of Harry Hines Boulevard and Royal Lane proclaim the area as the "Asian Trade District." The signs also feature depictions of a red and blue "taeguk," a symbol that is prominently featured on the national flag of South Korea, thereby acknowledging the specifically Korean affiliation of the district. This area in the northwest part of the city is characterized by a large number of Korean-owned businesses serving the city's sizeable Korean American community. Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ...


Very few Korean Americans actually reside in the Dallas Koreatown, despite the concentration of Korean American commercial enterprise there. Most of the Korean Americans in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metropolitan area reside elsewhere in the two cities or in their many suburbs. As a result of this, there are relatively few Korean churches, often considered the social centers of Korean American communities, in the Koreatown area. Instead, one can find a large number of Korean restaurants, cafes, Korean-style karaoke bars (noraebang) featuring song selections in Korean and English, bars serving soju and fried chicken, Korean grocery stores (including the large Komart grocery store on Royal Ln.), gift shops featuring popular Asian cartoon paraphernalia, and discount retail stores. A karaoke machine Karaoke 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) pronounced ;   is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ... Soju is an alcoholic beverage with origins in Korea. ... KFCs Fried chicken with french fries. ...


The influx of these Korean-owned businesses into the area within the past two decades has been credited with revitalizing a once-deteriorating Dallas neighborhood, previously characterized by adult entertainment centers and prostitution. Some remnants of this past can still be seen in the area today. The Sam Moon shopping center, specializing in leather goods and household items, is one Koreatown establishment that proved remarkably popular with non-Korean Americans. Its proprietor has since opened store locations in outlying Dallas suburbs, such as Frisco. Location within the state of Texas County Collin County  - Mayor Mike Simpson Area    - City 181. ...


In addition to Koreatown, smaller concentrations of Korean businesses can be found in the Dallas suburbs of Garland (most notably at the intersection of Walnut St. and Plano Rd.) and Richardson (more notable for its large Chinese and Vietnamese American shopping centers along Greenville Ave. between Arapaho Rd. and Belt Line Rd.), Irving, and the Ft. Worth suburb of Arlington, among others. Garland is a suburb of Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 215,768. ... Richardson is an English surname meaning son of Richard, which means powerful and brave in Old German. ... Mustangs at Las Colinas Streetscape along Las Colinas Blvd in North Irving Aerial shot of Irving/Las Colinass Urban Center. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ...


Denver, Colorado

Located just east of Denver proper in neighboring Aurora, Denver's Koreatown (though not officially named as such) contains Korean restaurants, shops, churches and grocery stores. Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ...


Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County is a suburb of Washington, DC and is home to the vast majority of Korean Americans in Northern Virginia. Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Annandale, Virginia

Although not officially titled a Koreatown, it is considered the "Korean Town" of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, which hosts the third highest number of Korean Americans in the United States after Los Angeles and New York City. There is a significant number of Korean-owned businesses along Little River Turnpike, mainly restaurants. Annandale has just under 1,000 Korean operated businesses. 90% of the Korean business in the Washington DC Area is conducted in this town. Annandale is an unincorporated place in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, United States. ... Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA is a U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as of November 2004. ... d Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Virginia State Highway 236 is an east-west surface route in Northern Virginia, between Virginia State Highway 400 in Alexandria and U.S. Highway 29 in Fairfax. ...


Terming this area "Koreatown" offends some members of the area's civic associations who are mostly non-Asian and who protest whenever their hometown is referred to as a Korean enclave. Although there was a significant number of Korean Americans living in the area in past decades, it has declined in proportion to the rapidly increasing Hispanic population since the 1990s. This article deals primarily or exclusively with the definition of Asian in English-speaking countries, mainly referring to immigrants or descendants of immigrants living therein. ...  Countries where Spanish has official status. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Congressman Thomas M. Davis, Republican Congressman, who administers the district in which Annandale exists, has recently supported a bill in Congress that allows the creation of "National Korean Day." This day of honor to the Korean-American community will be celebrated on January 13th. Thomas M. Tom Davis III (born January 5, 1949 in Minot, North Dakota) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the Eleventh Congressional District of Virginia (map) in Northern Virginia. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Centreville, Virginia

There is a significant number of Korean Americans living in the Centreville, Virginia section of Fairfax County, located in the southwestern part of Fairfax County, and this number has increased fivefold since 1990. Shopping centers surrounding the State Route 28 and U.S. Route 29 intersection have recently acquired many small Korean businesses as well as large scale Korean supermarkets, such as Grand Mart. Centreville has recently become a shopping option for Korean Americans who live in western Fairfax, as well as Koreans who live west of Centreville in Loudoun County which has a small Korean American population and thus has very few Korean-targeted businesses. Centreville is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Centreville is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... State Route 28 is a state highway that traverses the counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... U.S. Route 29 is a major north-south route in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Grand Mart International Food is a Korean supermarket chain primarily based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with locations in North Carolina, Georgia, and Illinois. ... Loudoun County (pronounced LOUD-un; IPA: ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ...


Indianapolis, Indiana

Not officially considered a Koreatown, although one part of the city has had a strong Korean influence since the late 1980s. It is located in the northeastern part of Indianapolis. Korean churches are spread out and scattered throughout the Lawrence and Warren township areas. Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: , County Marion Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ...


The intersection of Pendleton Pike and Post Road (just a block from Fort Benjamin Harrison) is considered the heart of "Koreatown" because of the many Korean businesses consisting of popular restaurants, grocery stores, and Korean video stores which specialize in the rental of imported TV shows and films. These stores also combine as gift shop selling imported Korean items. Since the early 2000s, the Hispanic community has made a growing presence in the "heart" of "Koreatown" making the area much more ethnically diverse.


Houston, Texas

A Koreatown can be found in Houston along Long Point intersecting Gessner, north of Interstate 10. There are many restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries and other businesses there. Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Incorporated June 5, 1837 Government  - Mayor Bill White Area  - City  601. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ...


Los Angeles, California

The Greater Los Angeles Area is home to the largest number of ethnic Koreans outside of Asia. Koreatown, also known as Wilshire Center (and including neighborhoods formerly known as Harvard Heights and Pico Heights), is an officially recognized district of the city. Koreans began to move into the area in the late 1960s after changes in the US Immigration laws, establishing numerous businesses although never outnumbering Latino residents. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown Koreatown is a community of the Wilshire Center district in the Mid-Wilshire area of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Small Text For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Harvard Heights is a small district in central Los Angeles, California. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ...


Miami, Florida

There are two Korean Towns. The larger Korea Town is located around Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. Route 441 in Hollywood, Florida (near Florida's Turnpike). There are Korean grocery markets, hair salons, video stores, karaoke, and restaurants in the area, as well as several nearby Korean churches. For other uses, see Miami (disambiguation). ... U.S. Highway 441 is a spur route of US Highway 41. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State Florida County Broward Established 28 November 1925 Government  - Type Commission-Manager  - Mayor Mara Giulianti Area  - City  30. ...


A smaller Korea Town is located in downtown Miami, just north of north of Overtown. It is predominantly an industrial area, with many warehouses and Korean import/export businesses. It also has a selection of Korean eateries.


New York City

Main article: Koreatown, Manhattan

The area around Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) and 32nd Street in Manhattan has emerged as an enclave of Korean restaurants and businesses. It is this neighborhood, near Herald Square, which is usually named as New York's Koreatown. However, a significant Korean population and commercial center can be found in Queens, especially in neighborhoods such as Bayside, Elmhurst and Flushing. Another large concentration is located just over the George Washington Bridge in Bergen County, NJ. Although commonly referred to as Koreatown, the proper nomenclature for the Sixth Avenue/32nd Street area is "Korea Way," as evidenced by the street signs there. The neighborhood of Bedford Park in the Bronx has a burgeoning Korean community. Also, New Springville, Staten Island has seen an influx of Korean-American transplants from the boroughs. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Koreatown, Manhattan Koreatown, or K-town as it is colloquially known, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, that is generally bordered by 31st and 36th Streets and Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenues. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Bayside is the name of some places in the United States. ... Elmhurst is the name of some places in the United States of America: Elmhurst, Delaware Elmhurst, Illinois Elmhurst, Indiana Elmhurst, Kansas Elmhurst, Michigan Elmhurst, New York Elmhurst, Pennsylvania Elmhurst, Virginia Elmhurst, West Virginia Elmhurst, Wisconsin Elmhurst is also the name of a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Koreatown (Korean: 코리아타운) is a term to describe the Korean ethnic enclave within a city or metropolitan area. ... Korea Way (located on 32nd Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway) is Manhattans center for Korean cuisine, shopping and culture. ... Bedford Park is the name of several places around the world: In Australia: Bedford Park, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide In Canada: Bedford Park, a neighborhood of Toronto In the United Kingdom Bedford Park, a district of London In the United States of America: Bedford Park, a neighborhood of... New Springville is a neighborhood in Staten Island, New York. ...


Oakland, California

A strip of Korean businesses along Telegraph Avenue near the MacArthur BART station has developed into a genuine cultural center for the 60,000-odd ethnic Korean Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area. The emergence of this area has coincided with urban renewal and gentrification in downtown Oakland, provoking some conflict with the more established African-American population. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... On a normal day, street vendors line Telegraph Avenue near the UC Berkeley campus. ... MacArthur is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station near MacArthur Blvd. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


Another center is 14th Street, between Franklin and Jackson Streets next to Chinatown. Oaklands Chinatown in California is frequently referred to as Oakland Chinatown in order to distinguish it from nearby San Franciscos Chinatown. ...


Orange County, California

Orange County's Koreatown (known as Little Seoul) is located in Garden Grove along Garden Grove Boulevard between Brookhurst Street and Beach Boulevard. Other significant Korean enclaves in Orange County include Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Irvine, and La Palma. Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Garden Grove Boulevard between Brookhurst and Beach, Garden Grove, Calif. ... Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove Garden Grove is a city centrally located in northern Orange County, California, United States. ... Location of Buena Park within Orange County, California. ... Location of Cypress within Orange County, California. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Location of Irvine within Orange County, California. ... Location Location of La Palma within Orange County, California. ...


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Olney neighborhood in Philadelphia is recognized as the largest Korean American enclave in the city. Korean businesses are congregated on 5th Street, north of Roosevelt Boulevard. There are also other Korean business strips along Cheltenham Avenue, Tabor Road, and Castor Avenue. In the suburbs, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (which is on the other side of the city line from Olney) and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania have significant Korean American populations and businesses that target the Korean American community. Koreans constitute one of the largest Asian groups in the Philadelphia region. Korean citizens can be found just about anywhere in the area, and have a very significant role in the communities. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Olney is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Roosevelt Boulevard, or the Boulevard as it is normally called, is a major traffic artery that connects Center City Philadelphia (Downtown) with the Northeast section. ... Cheltenham Township is a township located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ... Olney is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Upper Darby Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA. The township was incorporated as such on August 30, 1736 from Darby Township. ...


San Diego, California

Korean businesses in San Diego are most concentrated in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood between Interstate 805 and State Route 163, particularly along Convoy Street between Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and north of Balboa Avenue. Nickname: Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates: , Country United States State California County San Diego Founded July 16, 1769 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Mayor Jerry Sanders  - City Attorney Michael Aguirre  - City Council Scott Peters Kevin Faulconer Toni Atkins Tony Young Brian Maienschein Donna Frye Jim Madaffer... Eastern San Diego Area Map and neighborhood boundaries Kearny Mesa is a community in eastern part of San Diego, California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 SD 0. ... California State Route 163, also named the Cabrillo Freeway, is an 11-mile (18-kilometer) stretch of freeway that was once the southern end of U.S. Highway 395. ...


San Francisco, California

Despite the lack of an officially designated Koreatown, San Francisco has a couple of neighborhoods with high concentrations of Korean businesses. Many Korean stores occupy Japantown and the surrounding blocks, and there are also many Korean businesses (especially restaurants) along Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District. Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Founded 1776 Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


Seattle, Washington

There is a high concentration of Korean businesses along Washington State Route 99 in Tacoma, Federal Way, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, and Lynnwood. “Seattle” redirects here. ... Washington State Route 99 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the east. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country United States of America State Washington County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City 62. ... Location in Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County King County Incorporated 1990 Government  - Mayor Michael Park -http://www. ... Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles (24 km) north of Downtown Seattle. ... Mountlake Terrace is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Country United States State Washington County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Don Gough Area  - City 7. ...


Santa Clara, California

The strip of El Camino Real between Fremont Ave. and San Tomas Expressway has a large amount of Korean owned shops. Korean residents of the Santa Clara County often congregate to this area, as all three Korean markets in the South Bay are located within this strip of El Camino. Even though it is not designated as such, this area can be defined as a Koreatown. A recent proposal by the Korean American Chamber of Commerce to designate the strip as a Koreatown was rejected by the Santa Clara City Council in January of 2007. Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ...


Vietnam

References

  1. ^ Rhee, Hyun Ah. "Koreans find green pastures in Ampang", Malaysiakini, 2006-12-18. Retrieved on 2007-05-04. 

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