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Suwon (Suwon-si; Korean pronunciation: [suwʌn]) is the provincial caipital o Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea. A major ceety o ower a million inhabitants, Suwon lies approximately 30 kilometres (20 miles) sooth o Seoul. It is tradeetionally kent as "The Ceety o Filial Piety".

Suwon

수원시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationSuwon-si
 • McCune-ReischauerSuwŏn-si
Hwaseong Fortress an the skyline o Suwon
Hwaseong Fortress an the skyline o Suwon
Location in Sooth Korea
Location in Sooth Korea
Coordinates: 37°16′N 127°01′E / 37.267°N 127.017°E / 37.267; 127.017
Kintra Sooth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Admeenistrative diveesions4 gu, 42 dong
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor-Cooncil
 • MayorYeom Tae-Young (Democratic Unitit)
 • CooncilSuwon Ceety Cooncil
 • Members o the Gyeonggi Provincial Cooncil
 • Members o the Naitional AssemblyChung Mi-Kyung
(Independent)
Gwonseon-gu District
Lee Chan-Yeol
(Democratic Unitit)
Jangan-gu Destrict
Nam Kyung-Pil
(Saenuri)
Paldal-gu Destrict
Kim Jin-Pyo
(Democratic Unitit)
Yeongtong-gu Destrict
Area
 • Total121.1 km2 (46.8 sq mi)
Population
 (30 September 2013[1])
 • Tot1,170,878
 • Density8,975.2/km2 (23,246/sq mi)
 • Denonym
수원시민(Suwon simin)
 • Dialect
Seoul
FlowerAzalea
TreePine
BirdWhite Heron

Suwon haes existit in various fuirms throuoot Korea's history, growin frae a smaw dounset in tribal times tae a major industrial an cultural ceety the day. Suwon is the ae remainin completely wawed ceety in Sooth Korea. As such, the ceety walls are ane o the mair popular tourist destinations in Gyeonggi Province. As an industrial centre, Suwon hooses a lairge Samsung Electronics factory. Suwon is servit bi twa motorweys, the naitional railwey netwirk an the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, facilitatin transport o commuters, tourists an guids alike.

Suwon is a major educational centre, bein hame tae 14 varsity campuses. This, alang wi widespread transport links, draws inhabitants frae athort the kintra an foreign population o 1.85%.[2]

Suwon is kent domestically as a fitbawin ceety. Suwon Samsung Bluewings Football Club haes wan the K League on fower occasions.[3]

Sister ceetiesEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. Suwon City Website
  2. 수원시통계
  3. "K-Leaguei". K-League. Retrieved 2008-02-10.