Busan (Offeecially Busan Metropolitan Ceety), umwhile spelled Pusan[3] (Korean pronunciation: [pusan]) is Sooth Korea's seicont lairgest metropolis efter Seoul, wi a population o aroond 3.6 million.[1] It is the lairgest port ceety in Sooth Korea an the fift lairgest port in the warld.[4] The ceety is locatit on the sootheastrenmaist tip o the Korean peninsula an faces the Korea Strait. The maist densely biggit up auries o the ceety are situatit in a nummer o nairae valleys atween the Nakdong River an Suyeong River, wi muntains separatin some o the destricts. Admeenistratively, it is designatit as a Metropolitan Ceety. The Busan metropolitan aurie is dividit intae 15 major admeenistrative destricts an a single coonty.


Busan Metropolitan Ceety
 • Hangul부산
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationBusan Gwangyeoksi
 • McCune-ReischauerPusan Kwangyŏksi
Montage o Busan
Montage o Busan
Offeecial logo o Busan
Emblem o Busan
Cairt o Sooth Korea wi Busan heichlichtit
Cairt o Sooth Korea wi Busan heichlichtit
CountryKorea Sooth Korea
 • TeepMayor-Cooncil
 • MayorHuh Nam-Shik (Saenuri)
 • CooncilBusan Metropolitan Cooncil
 • Naitional Representation
 - Naitional Assembly
18 / 299
6.0% (Tot Seats)
18 / 245
7.3% (Constituency Seats)
 • Total767.35 km2 (296.28 sq mi)
 • Tot3,614,950
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Postal code
600-010, 619-963
Aurie code(s)(+82) 051
FlouerCamellia flouer
Wabsteidbusan.go.kr (in Inglis)

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns an sister ceetiesEedit

Busan shares the teetle o sister ceety wi several coastal ceeties or provinces aroond the warld.[5]

Friendship ceetiesEedit

Sister portsEedit

The Port o Busan an aw haes 6 sister ports (leetit in order o dates).[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Busan: Population and area of Administrative units". Dynamic Busan: Busan Metropolitan City. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
  2. Korean Statistical Information Service (Korean) > Population and Household > Census Result (2010) > Population by Administrative district, Sex and Age / Alien by Administrative district and Sex, Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  3. This romanization o the ceety's name is in McCune-Reischauer. It wis uised prior tae the offeecial adoption o the Revised Romanization bi the Sooth Korean Government in 2000.
  4. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ah2Znx0vQ580 Empty Containers Clog Busan Port as Trade Slumps, bloomberg.com - March 3, 2009 02:12 EST
  5. List of Busan's sister cities, Busan Metropolitan City; (in Inglis) [1], (in Korean) [2]
  6. "Barcelona internacional – Ciutats agermanades" (in Spanish). © 2006–2009 Ajuntament de Barcelona. Retrieved 2009-07-13. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  7. "CÁC ĐỊA PHƯƠNG NƯỚC NGOÀI ĐÃ THIẾT LẬP QUAN HỆ HỮU NGHỊ HỢP TÁC VỚI TPHCM". mofahcm.gov.vn. October 9, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  8. Port of Busan, Sister Ports, Busan
  9. http://www.city.osaka.jp/port/e_17_sister.html