Yongin

Yongin (Korean pronunciation: [joŋ.in]) is a specific city in the Seoul Capital Area, the largest in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. With a population over 1 million, the city has developed rapidly since the 21st century, recording the highest population growth of any city in the country. Yongin is home to Everland and Caribbean Bay, South Korea's most popular amusement and water parks. The city is also home to the Korean Folk Village, the largest of its kind. Yongin-si is a multi-nuclear city with multiple urban centers, not a single nuclear structure, and Giheung-gu crosses the Yeongdong Expressway and Dongbaek, while Suji-gu crosses Pungdeokcheon Stream and Jukjeon.

Yongin
용인시
Korean transcription(s)
  Hangul
  Hanja
  Revised RomanizationYongin-si
  McCune-ReischauerYong'in-si
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionSudogwon
Administrative divisions3 gu, 4 eup, 3 myeon, 35 dong
Government
  TypeMayor-Council
  MayorLee Sang-il (People Power)
  CouncilYongin City Council
Area
  Total591.32 km2 (228.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 November)
  Total1,100,115
  Density1,860.44/km2 (4,818.5/sq mi)
  Dialect
Gyeonggi

Yongin is a city almost as large as Seoul by area, consisting of the highly urbanized districts of Suji-gu and Giheung-gu and the semi-urbanized district of Cheoin-gu. Yongin's urbanized districts are located close to the capital and many commute to and from downtown Seoul in approximately 30–40 minutes by car using the Gyeongbu Expressway or Yongin-Seoul Expressway, the Bundang Line subway, the Shinbundang Line subway or metropolitan buses. The Shinbundang Line with a maximum speed of 110 km/h (68 mph) extended to Suji-gu in January 2016, which allows Suji residents to travel to Gangnam Station in 25 minutes. The Bundang Line extended south to Giheung Station in December 2011, connecting to EverLine that extends all the way to Everland. In December 2013, the Bundang Line extended to Suwon Station of Seoul Subway Line 1. The 12,000-capacity Yongin Stadium and the 37,000-capacity Yongin Citizen Sports Park Stadium are the largest sports venues in Yongin. Both stadiums are used mostly for football matches.


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