14 Facts About Pohang


The built-up area of Pohang is located on the alluvium of the mouth of the Hyeongsan River.

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Pohang grew rapidly afterward, attaining the designation of town in 1931 and then earning the status of city in 1949.

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The next major development in Pohang's growth came in 1968 with the inauguration of the steel maker POSCO, and the local plant's commencement of production in 1972.

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Early 21st century and the age of globalization has brought new economic challenges to companies such as POSCO, giving rise to beliefs that Pohang would be wise to not be overly reliant on heavy industry to maintain its prosperity.

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On 1 April 1931, Pohang-myeon was designated as an eup, thus giving Yeongil-gun 1 eup and 17 myeon.

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On 15 August 1949, Pohang-eup was designated as Pohang-si, leaving Yeongil with 1 si, 1 eup, 13 myeon and 1 local office.

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On 1 January 1995, a united Pohang-si absorbs all of Yeongil-gun, composed of 1 si, 2 gu, 4 eup, 10 myeon, 25 dong and 1 local office.

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Pohang is the terminus for a number of ferry routes serving the adjacent Sea of Japan, including the main tourist route for Ulleung Island and Liancourt Rocks.

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Pohang is the home of POSCO, one of the largest steel producers in the world, and a host of related industries.

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Pohang is serviced by two train stations - Pohang station and Wolpo station .

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For example, S Pohang hospital is sponsored by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security which means it is supported by the government .

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Pohang is known for gwamegi and holds an annual Gwamegi Festival.

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Pohang has a few major grocer stores including two Home Plus locations, two GS Supermarkets, and two E-marts.

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Pohang is divided into 2 non-autonomous districts, which in turn is divided into 4 eup, 10 myeon and 15 dong.

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