Yongin

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Yongin
용인
龍仁
Municipal Ceety
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 용인시
 • Hanja 龍仁市
 • Revised Romanization Yongin-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Yong'in-si
Official logo of Yongin
Emblem of Yongin
Kintra  Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Admeenistrative diveesions 3 gu, 22 dong, 1 eup, 6 myeon
Area
 • Total 591.36 km2 (228.33 sq mi)
Population (2011 November)
 • Total 909,425
 • Density 1,537.9/km2 (3,983/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Yongin is a major ceety in the Seoul Naitional Caipital Aurie, locatit in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea. Wi a population o nearly 1 million, the ceety haes developit abruptly syne the 21st century, recordin the heichest population growt o ony ceety in the Kintra.[1] Yongin is home to Everland an Caribbean Bay, South Korea's most popular amusement an watter pairks. The city is also home tae the Korean Folk Village, the lairgest o its kynd.

Yongin is a ceety amaist as lairge as Seoul bi aurie, consistin o the heichlie urbanisit destrict o Suji-gu, the semi-urbanisit destrict o Giheung-gu an the rural destrict o Cheoin-gu. Yongin's urbanisit destricts are locatit close tae the caipital an mony commute tae an frae dountoun Seoul in approximately 30-40 minutes bi caurs uisin the Gyeongbu Expresswey or Yongin-Seoul Expresswey, an the Bundang Line subwey, the DX Line subwey or metropolitan buses. A new subwey cried the DX Line wi a maximum speed o 110km/h opened on October 2011, which alloued Yongin residents tae travel even faster tae dountoun Seoul. The existin Bundang Line extendit further sooth tae Giheung Station on Dizember 2011, an will later connect tae the EverLine Rapid Transit System that extends aw the wey tae Everland.

Yongin haes mony university campuses, namely Yong-In University, notit for its sports courses, Myongji University's Yongin Campus, Hankuk University o Foreign Studies' Yongin Campus, the Polis University, Kangnam University (namit for its umwhile campus in Gangnam-gu in Seoul), Yong-in Songdam College, an Dankook University. The Gyeonggi Suwon International School, an IB World School wi a buirdin program for foreign students, is situatit on the border o Yongin an Suwon.

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The ceety is dividit intae three gu (destricts):

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Yongin is servit bi trains on the Seoul Metropolitan Subwey. The Bundang Line haes been extendit intae Yongin, cawin at Jukjeon, Bojeong, Guseong, Singal an Giheung stations; an it is being extendit towards Suwon Station, in Suwon. Anither new line is being built. Namit the EverLine Rapid Transit System, it is scheduled tae open in 2012 an will link tae the Bundang Line at Giheung Station. Frae 2016 onwards, the inner Suji aurie will be servit bi fower new Sin Bundang Line stations [2], which will allou Suji residents travel tae Gangnam Station in less than 30 minutes.

Yongin haes an interceety bus terminal in the ceety centre, though the densely settled northren auries are servit better bi the terminal in Yatap-dong, Seongnam.

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