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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Anseong-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Ansŏng-si
Downtown Anseong
Downtown Anseong
Official logo of Anseong
Emblem of Anseong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 11 myeon, 3 dong
 • Total 554.2 km2 (214.0 sq mi)
(July 13, 2013)
 • Total 190,095
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
 • Dialect

Anseong (Korean pronunciation: [an.sʌŋ]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Seoul. Its geographical location is 37°0′N 127°16′E / 37.000°N 127.267°E / 37.000; 127.267.

Anseong promotes itself as "The City of Masters". It is known for producing brassware and arts and crafts. From late spring to fall, Anseong holds its own Namsadang Neuri Festival. The agriculture of Anseong consists of Asian pears grapes, ginseng and rice.

Modern history

In 1963, Gosam town of Yongin was incorporateded by Anseong.[1][citation needed] At that time, Anseong was a county. In 1983, 6 towns ceded by Anseong and attached as a district of Pyeongtak.[2][citation needed] In 1998, Anseong county became Anseong city.


Institutions of higher learning in Anseong include:

Hangyeore Middle and High School, a special school for North Korean refugees, is in Anseong.[3]


Land area by type and usage:
land use

Administrative districts

The city is divided into one eup (town) and 11 myeon (townships) and three dong (neighborhoods):

Name Hangul Hanja Population[4] Households Area(㎢)[5]
Gongdo-eup 공도읍 孔道邑 57,948 21,161 31.96
Bogae-myeon 보개면 寶蓋面 6,574 2,606 53.01
Geumgwang-myeon 금광면 金光面 8,755 3,515 71.71
Seoun-myeon 서운면 瑞雲面 4,479 1,739 36.28
Miyang-myeon 미양면 薇陽面 8,167 3,033 33.73
Daedeok-myeon 대덕면 大德面 12,606 6,362 31.16
Yangseong-myeon 양성면 陽城面 6,137 2,506 53.17
Wongok-myeon 원곡면 元谷面 5,607 2,253 37.83
Gosam-myeon 고삼면 古三面 2,163 918 27.79
Iljuk-myeon 일죽면 一竹面 9,229 3,669 55.54
Juksan-myeon 죽산면 竹山面 7,842 3,400 57.26
Samjuk-myeon 삼죽면 三竹面 4,113 1,688 39.07
Anseong1-dong 안성1동 安城1洞 13,444 5,306 6.55
Anseong2-dong 안성2동 安城2洞 19,460 7,322 10.14
Anseong3-dong 안성3동 安城3洞 23,571 8,136 8.27

Sister Cities


See also


  1. ^ Alteration of cities/counties/districts(1962-11-21)
  2. ^ Laws concerning change of districts of city, county, district, town, township and Establishment of new towns(1983-1-10)
  3. ^ "N. Koreans have access to S. Korean media: survey." Korea Herald. June 14, 2010. Retrieved on May 15, 2013.
  4. ^
  5. ^

External links

  • City government website (in English)
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