|• Hangul||의 왕 시|
|• Hanja||義 王 市|
|• Revised Romanization||Uiwang-si|
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||6 dong|
|• Total||53.46 km2 (20.64 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,964.5/km2 (7,678/sq mi)|
Uiwang (Korean pronunciation: [ɰi.waŋ] ) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It is one of many satellite cities that ring Seoul, making up the Seoul National Capital Area. Its largest immediate urban neighbor is Anyang. The low peaks of the Gwangju Mountains shape the local landscape.
Rail transportation is important in Uiwang, which is home to the Korean Railroad Museum and Korea National Railroad College. Seoul Subway Line 1 passes through the city, as does the Gyeongbu Line. In addition, a terminal of Hanjin container shipping is located here.
Uiwang lies just south of Seoul. It is bounded to the east by Baegunsan (백운산), Barasan (바라산), the lower slopes of Cheonggyesan (청계산), and Maebongsan (매봉산); to the south by the city of Suwon, to the west by Ansan, Gunpo, and Anyang; and to the north by Gwacheon.
There are two noteworthy reservoirs in the city: Baegun Lake (백운호수) at the foot of Baegunsan, and Wangsong Lake (왕송호수), by the border with Suwon. Baegun Lake has a number of foreign restaurants, while Wangsong Lake, accessible from Uiwang Station, has a recreational draisine, the Korean Railroad Museum, and Uiwang's Nature Education Park. The source of the Anyangcheon - a tributary of the Han River - is in Uiwang, as is the source of the Haguicheon, itself a tributary of the Anyangcheon. Most of Uiwang is thus drained northwards. However, the Hwanggujicheon's source is also in Uiwang, and this flows south, eventually emptying into the Yellow Sea at Asan Bay.
In recent times, Uiwang has developed considerably thanks to the expansion of Anyang. Several districts are also directly connected with Gunpo and Suwon.
There are six administrative districts:
The Gyeongbu Line passes through Uiwang, with Seoul Subway Line 1 stopping at Uiwang Station. Cargo trains also deliver to Obong Station.
The Seoul Ring Expressway, Yeongdong Expressway, National Road 1, and the Gwacheon-Bongdam Highway (309) pass through Uiwang.
Uiwang is home to the Uiwang Campus of the Korea National University of Transportation, and Kaywon University of Art and Design.
There are five high schools in the city: Gyeonggi Foreign Language High School, Uiwang High School, Baegun High School, Useong High School, and Morak High School.
Uiwang houses seven middle schools: Baegun Middle School, Gocheon Middle School, Uiwang Middle School, Uiwang Bugok Middle School, Galmoe Middle School, Morak Middle School, and Deokjang Middle School.
There are twelve elementary schools in Uiwang: Uiwang Elementary School, Gocheon Elementary School, Galmoe Elementary School, Uiwang Bugok Elementary School, Wanggok Elementary School, Uiwang Deokseong Elementary School, Deokjang Elementary School, Ojeon Elementary School, Baegun Elementary School, Naeson Elementary School, Morak Elementary School, and Naedong Elementary School.
City Hall, the central library, seniors' social center, health center, and youth centers are all located in Gocheon-dong.
Korea Correctional Service operates the Seoul Detention Center in Uiwang.
There are many large corporations, such as Haitai confectionaries, Cheil Industries, Hyundai Rotem, and various trade and logistics companies in Uiwang.
Uiwang is twinned with:
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