26 Facts About Busan


Busan, officially known as is South Korea's second-most populous city after Seoul, with a population of over 3.

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Busan is divided into 15 major administrative districts and a single county, together housing a population of approximately 3.

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Busan is a center for international conventions, hosting APEC in 2005.

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Busan was added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a "City of Film" in December 2014.

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Name "Busan" is the Revised Romanization of the city's Korean name since the late 15th century.

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In 1876, Busan became the first international port in Korea under the terms of the Treaty of Ganghwa.

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Busan was the only city in Korea to adopt the steam tramway before electrification was introduced in 1924.

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In 1963, Busan separated from Gyeongsangnam-do to become a Directly Governed City.

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Busan is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula.

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Busan is the most prone city in South Korea to typhoons and other natural disasters.

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Busan is the 2nd largest city in Korea, a maritime logistics hub in Northeast Asia with its world-class mega ports, and a gateway to the Eurasian continent.

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Major international conferences in Busan include the 2005 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, ASEAN–Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2014, and 2018 African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings.

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Busan has many major department stores, including Lotte Department Store, Lotte Premium Outlet (in Gimhae and Gijang), Shinsegae Premium Outlet (in Gijang), as well as large supermarket chains across the city, such as Homeplus, e-mart, and Costco.

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Busan is called the summer capital of Korea since it attracts tourists from all over the country to its six beaches.

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The small houses that stand shoulder to shoulder form the signature look of Busan, which is often remembered as a city of the sea and hilly neighborhoods.

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Jeonpo Cafe Street in Seomyeon, Busan is one of the busiest areas, with a variety of entertainment, restaurants and shops.

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Busan is planning to build the first floating city in the world.

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Busan was once a center of military affairs in the southern region of the peninsula and therefore was an important site for diplomatic relationships with Japan; high-ranking officers and officials from the court frequently visited the city.

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Busan's fishcakes have gained their reputation from their special taste.

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Busan has the largest hot spring resorts and facilities in Korea.

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In Korea, Busan is known as the capital of baseball and has a reputation for very enthusiastic baseball fans.

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The club was formerly known as the Busan Daewoo Royals and was a successful team during the 1990s.

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Busan is home to a K3 League football club, the Busan Transportation Corporation.

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Until 2021, Busan was home of the Korean Basketball League team Busan KT Sonicboom, which played at the Sajik Arena.

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Since 2019, Busan is home of the Women's Korean Basketball League team Busan BNK Sum.

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Busan hosted matches between France and Uruguay, and ROK against Poland at the Busan Asiad Stadium.

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