Nam District, Ulsan

Nam District (Nam-gu) is a district of Ulsan, South Korea. Its name literally means "South Ward".[1]

Nam

남구
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationNam-gu
 • McCune-ReischauerNam-gu
Official logo of Nam
Emblem for Nam District
Location in Ulsan
Location in Ulsan
CountrySouth Korea
RegionYeongnam
Provincial levelUlsan
Administrative divisions14 administrative dong
Area
 • Total72.06 km2 (27.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total351,466
 • Density4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gyeongsang
WebsiteNam District Office (in Korean)

HistoryEdit

Nam District was established on July 15, 1985. On January 1, 1995, Ulsan City Nam-gu was consolidated after the merging of Ulsan City and Ulsan County. On July 15, 1997, Ulsan Metropolitan City Namgu was established after Ulsan was elevated to Metropolitan status.[1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Nam district is further divided into neighbourhoods.[1] These neighbourhoods include:

SymbolsEdit

Nam-gu's symbols include: the camellia, depicts harmony between the four seasons and symbolizes the vibrance and enthusiasm of Nam-gu residents; the dove represents peace and prosperity and symbolizes the desire of Nam-gu residents to work together to build a better community; the gingko tree, a tree that is resistant to disease and pollution, represents the will to grow strong and optimally and symbolizes the permanent prosperity of Nam-gu residents.

Until 2013, Nam-gu's mascot was Tabi: a 7-year-old boy, symbolizes the vision of a strong, healthy, and beautiful Nam-gu.[1] The current mascot that is used since 2014 is Jangseng-i, symbolizes Korean gray whale motivated from Jangsaengpo Whale Special District.

 
Tabi, former Nam-gu's mascot
 
Jangseng-i, the current Nam-gu's mascot

Local attractionsEdit

EducationEdit

TransportEdit

The Ulsan expressway runs west from Nam District and connects with Eonyang in central Ulju County. The Busan–Ulsan Expressway runs south through Ulju County to Haeundae District in Busan.

Sister citiesEdit

 Seocho-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

 Liaoyang city, China[1]

See alsoEdit

List of districts in South Korea

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Ulsan Metropolitan Namgu Information". Retrieved 26 April 2013.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 35°32′N 129°20′E / 35.54°N 129.33°E / 35.54; 129.33