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Ulsan

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Template:Infobox Korean city Ulsan is a metropolitan city in the south-east of South Korea. It lies on the East Sea, 70 kilometres north of Busan at the geographical location Template:Coor dm. In the past, the city was a major center of Korean whaling, which led to its selection as the site of the June 2005 International Whaling Commission meeting.

The city hosts the K-League soccer club Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i and the University of Ulsan.

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Administrative divisions

Ulsan includes 4 wards ("Gu") and 1 county ("Gun").

  • Buk-gu (북구; 北區)
  • Dong-gu (동구; 東區)
  • Jung-gu (중구; 中區)
  • Nam-gu (남구; 南區)
  • Ulju-gun (울주군; 蔚州郡)

Industry

The city forms the heart of the country's industrial area called Ulsan Industrial District and is home to the multinational Hyundai corporation. Up to 1962 Ulsan operated as a fishing port and market centre. As part of South Korea's first five-year economic plan, Ulsan became an open port. Additionally, major industrial plants and factories developed, including in particular an oil refinery, fertilizer plants, automobile production and heavy industries. The shipbuilding port Pangojin became part of the city in 1962.

Sister cities

See also


Administrative divisions of South Korea Flag of South Korea
Special City
Seoul
Metropolitan Cities
Busan | Daegu | Daejeon | Gwangju | Incheon | Ulsan
Provinces
North Chungcheong | South Chungcheong | Gangwon | Gyeonggi | North Gyeongsang | South Gyeongsang | Jeju | North Jeolla | South Jeolla
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fr:Ulsan ja:蔚山 ko:울산광역시 zh:蔚山

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