Area: 292.80 km2
Population: 549,507 (2005)
Pop. density: 1,803.8 people/km2
Changwon is a city in and the capital of South
Gyeongsang Province in South Korea. The city is approximately
40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Busan, and has a population of
approximately 550 000.
It is the only planned city in Korea. It was established in 1974
to be an industrial and residential centre, and also as the future
provincial capital and has grown since this time. Unlike most
other Korean cities that are just urban sprawl, Changwon has many
parks and gardens throughout the city which gives it a much different
The city has two large department stores, Lotte and Daedong, and
also an EMart and Homeplus. There are also 20 cinema screens in
the city spread between three recently built western-style cinemas
- Lotte, CGV and MegaLine.
Perhaps the most well-known tourist site is the Junam Reservior
which is an important bird migration site and the largest in Korea.
During the peak winter season on average 30-40,000 birds a day
can be seen there.
Changwon as a hub of factories for many major companies including
Samsung, GM-Daewoo and LG Electronics.
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