16 Facts About Ulsan


Ulsan is the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, forming the heart of the Ulsan Industrial District.

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In 2020, Ulsan had a GDP per capita of $65, 352, the highest of any region in South Korea.

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Stone tools found at the Mugeo-dong Ok-hyeon archaeological site indicates that Ulsan was inhabited by humans at least as early as the Paleolithic Era.

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Ulsan contains a substantial number of town remains from the Bronze Age.

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In 1592, the future Port of Ulsan was the site of a major battle when warrior monks joined citizen soldiers in resisting Japanese invasion.

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Records from the Joseon Dynasty show that Ulsan was developed as a shipbuilding site as early as 1642.

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In 1962, Ulsan was chosen to become a Special Industrial Zone and in the following year, it formally became a city.

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Ulsan has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with cold but dry winters, and hot, humid summers.

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Some view this downturn as an indicator of South Korea's over-reliance on chaebols, and fear that a period of deindustrialization for Ulsan mirroring the United States' Rust Belt could be on the horizon.

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Ulsan is the home of the world's largest automobile assembly plant of 300, 000 annual capacity 5 assembly plants, proving ground and in-house peers, operated by Hyundai Motors started 50, 000 capacity in 1968 now 30 times expansion of massive motor top complex in the world with own export piers with logistics competitiveness.

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The Ulsan plant is one of Samsung SDI's trio of advanced car-battery production facilities.

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Ulsan Airport, constructed in 1970 and expanded in 1997, has more than 20 flights per day to and from Seoul's Gimpo International Airport and 4 flights per week to and from Jeju International Airport.

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Ulsan was home to another football team, Ulsan Hyundai Mipo Dolphin FC, which played in the Korea National League until 2016, when it was dissolved.

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Currently, Ulsan is home to another football team, Ulsan Citizen FC, which plays in the K3 League.

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Ulsan has Hyundai Motor Company, with the world's largest single-purpose plant; Hyundai Heavy Industries, the biggest heavy industry leader in the world; Hyundai Mipo Shipbuilding, and Petrochemical Park, leaders in Korea's chemistry industry.

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Ulsan is one of the filming locations of the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation 2012 South Korean television melodrama series May Queen, starring Han Ji-hye, Kim Jae-won, and Jae Hee.

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