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Hwaseong City is located on the southwest coast of Gyeonggi Province, the Midwest region of the Korean Peninsula, and it borders with 7 cities on land, It borders by sea with the Port of Pyungtaek on the West Sea. It borders Chungchungnam-Do and faces Seongamdo Island and Daebudo Island bordering with Ongjin District to the west.
For borders on land, it faces Namsa Myeon, Idong Myeon of Yongin City to the east, Osan City and Jinwi Myeon, Seotan Myeon, Chungbuk Myeon, Poseung Myeon of Pyungtaek City to the south, and Suwon City, Ansan City, Suam Dong of Siheung City and Giheung Eup of Yongin City to the north.
Topography of Hwaseong City
Hwaseong City is located at the west end between Gwangju Mountain Ranges running down to the south-south westerly from the northern Ganwon Province and Charyoung Mountain Rages in the south, and a quite deep mountain regions are formed to the northeast and low hills in the center and low plains to the west forming low plains heading towards the West Sea and the City is included in the low plains of Gyeonggi Province?s west coast, Namyang and Joam Peninsulas protrude to the West Sea while Hwangguji Stream and Baran Stream dive deeply into the Port of Pyungtaek and runs through the plains and President Andrew Johnson, the first US president to visit a Korean farming villages, visited and there stands a statute of Johnson to commemorate his visit.
Regional Features of Hwaseong City
The fifth largest area among autonomous governments within Gyunggi Province with the area of 688ע
City centered around agriculture with farming area of 271ע
Urban, rural, fishing, industrial and mountain regions are evenly distributed
Excessive spending on investment?due to specialized development
Restricted land areas (metropolitan improvement Area 100%, military facility protection area 1%, limited development area 14%)
Central location closed to the Metropolitan area with great development potential equipped with social overhead capital facilities
Its road networks connect various roads such as Gyeongbu, Seohaean Expressways, railroads, national roads
An hour?s distance away from Seoul and the population has been rapidly increasing
Large development projects are being carried out such as industrial facilities and development of sites for housing
Large scale land reclamation projects are in progress (Sihwa region, Hwaoong region) Traditional culture of royalty, filial piety and natural tourist resources
3.1 Independence Movement Remains in Jeam Ri and Soochon Ri
Yung, Geonnung (Royal Tomb) where King Jungjo?s filial piety can be felt and Yongjusa Temple (Mother of Filial Piety?)
Marine tourist resources around 152Km of coastline
Became famous in short time as a weekend tourism area with plentiful foods and views
Climate of Hwaseong City
Located in the Midwest area of the Korean Peninsula, the city is in a transitional area from warm southern areas to continental northern areas and displays a characteristic of a weather where the temperatures in winter are low along the coast since it is located in the lower plains and close to the inland West Sea where the water level is shallow.
Therefore, it falls under a type known as the mid-west coast type in the Korean local climate since it is located in a transitional area where the climate changes from mild and humid to cold.
 
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