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Ansan

Ansan
Administration
Full nameAnsan
Native name안산
安山
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Geography
Total Area55.9 sq mi (144.78 km2)
Demography
Total Population686873 (2004)
Density (pop.)4744.3/km2 (12287.7/sq mi)
DialectSeoul

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Ansan is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It lies south of Seoul, and is part of the Seoul National Capital Area. It is connected to Seoul by rail via Seoul Subway Line 4.

Ansan is situated on the coast of the Yellow Sea (locally called West Sea), at . Portions of various Yellow Sea islands lie within its jurisdiction. The largest and best-known of these is Daebu Island.

Several institutions of higher learning are located in Ansan. They include Ansan College, Ansan College of Technology, Seoul Institute of the Arts, and a campus of Hanyang University.

The city is also home to National League soccer club Ansan Hallelujah.

The Korea Transportation Safety Authority, a government agency of South Korea, is headquartered in Ansan.


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