Coordinates: 35°30′39″N 129°25′21″E / 35.5107°N 129.4224°E / 35.5107; 129.4224 Bangeojin is an area in the Dong-gu district of Ulsan, South Korea. It houses the world's largest shipbuilding plant, belonging to Hyundai. It was an eup from 1936 to 1962, when it was absorbed into the new city of Ulsan.[1]

Bangeojin was the site of shipbuilding activity beginning in 1929, when the Japanese colonial regime established an iron works there.[2] The Hyundai shipbuilding works was established there in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b 박기종 (2017-05-21). "[기고]방어진 예찬". Kyungsang Ilbo (경상일보) (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  2. ^ Gabriel Jonsson (1995). Shipbuilding in South Korea: A Comparative Study. p. 66. ISBN 9789162818302.