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Ulsan

Ulsan
Administration
Full nameUlsan
Official nameUlsan Metropolitan City
Native name울산
蔚山
Native name langko
Settlement typeMetropolitan City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionYeongnam
Government
MayorBak Maeng-woo
Geography
Total Area407.8 sq mi (1056.4 km2)
Demography
Total Population1126879 (2008)
Density (pop.)1030|parts_type=Districts/km2 (2667.7/sq mi)
DialectGyeongsang
Other information
FlowerPear flower
TreeGinkgo
BirdWhite heron

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Ulsan (-koul.s͈an), officially the Ulsan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's seventh largest metropolis with a population of over 1.1 million. It is located in the south-east of the country, neighboring Busan to the south and facing Gyeongju to the north and the Sea of Japan (East Sea) to the east.

Ulsan is the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, forming the heart of the Ulsan Industrial District, which is home to the world's largest automobile assembly plant operated by Hyundai Motor, the world's largest shipyard operated by Hyundai Heavy Industries and the world's largest oil refinery owned by SK Energy. In 2008, Ulsan had a GDP per capita of $63,817, the highest by far in South Korea.


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