Gyeonggi & Goyang


Gyeonggi-do

[Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyeonggi_Province]

Gyeonggi-do (Hangul: 경기도, Korean pronunciation: [kjʌŋ.ɡi.do]) is the most populous province in South Korea. Its name, Gyeonggi means “the area surrounding the capital”. Thus Gyeonggi-do can be translated as “province surrounding Seoul”. The provincial capital is Suwon.

Seoul—South Korea’s largest city and national capital—is in the heart of the province but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city since 1946. Incheon—South Korea’s third-largest city—is on the coast of the province and has been similarly administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city since 1981. The three jurisdictions (Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi-do) are collectively referred to as ‘Sudogwon’ and cover 11,730 km^2, with a combined population of 25.5 million—amounting to over half of the entire population of South Korea.

 


Goyang-si

[ Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goyang ]

Goyang (Goyang-si; Korean pronunciation: [ko.jaŋ]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province in the north of South Korea. It is part of the Seoul Capital Area, making Goyang one of Seoul’s satellite cities. It is one of the largest cities in the Seoul Capital Area, with a population of just over 1 million. Ilsan, a planned city, is located in the Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu districts of Goyang. It also includes Deogyang-gu which is closer to Seoul.

Kintex is located in the south of Goyang-si near the border with Seoul. Several institutions of higher learning are located in Goyang. These include Agricultural Cooperative College, Korea Aerospace University, and Transnational Law and Business University. In sports, the city is home to the Asia League Ice Hockey team High. The Challengers League football team Goyang Citizen FC and the Korean Basketball League team Goyang Orion Orions are also based in the city.