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Anyang, Gyeonggi

Anyang South Korea
Full nameAnyang
Native name안양
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
Total Area22.6 sq mi (58.47 km2)
Total Population630688 (2007)
Density (pop.)10787/km2 (27938.3/sq mi)

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Anyang is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. With a population of approximately 630,000 it is the 15th largest city in South Korea. It is located approximately 25 km south of Seoul, and 19 km north of Suwon, and is connected to Seoul Subway Line 1 and Line 4. The Anyang City motto is "Livable city, Proud citizens" while its other symbols are 'Podong-i' a grape mascot which represents Anyang's past as a grape growing area, the Forsythia (flower), Ginkgo (tree), and the Eagle.

The 'Emblem of Anyang' incorporates several different meanings, or representations. The blue colour represents peace and the stable life of its citizens, while the white represents "purity of the white clad folk". The white circle represents the "shining sun" and "citizen unity", the interweaving lines represent "industrial and scientific development", the "famous mountains around the city" and Anyang as a "tourist resort". The symbol as a whole represents modern development and cultural exchange. The current mayor of Anyang is Choi Dae-Ho, he is the city's 21st mayor and succeeds Lee Pil-Woon.

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