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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul오산시
 • Hanja烏山市
 • Revised RomanizationOsan-si
 • McCune-ReischauerOsan-si
Location of Osan
Kintra Sooth Korea
Admeenistrative diveesions6 dong
 • Total42.76 km2 (16.51 sq mi)
 • Total193,892
 • Density2824.2/km2 (7,315/sq mi)
 • Dialect

Osan is a ceety in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea, approximately 35 km sooth o Seoul. The population o the ceety is aroond 200,000. The local economy is supportit bi a mix o agricultural an industrial enterprises.

It is famous for ane o the lairgest mercats in Sooth Korea, Osan Market, which haes been in conteenous operation syne 1792. The ceety wis the scene o brutal battles wi communist forces durin the Korean War in 1950 (see Battle o Osan), afore bein leeberatit bi American forces suin efterwairds; thare is a statue dedicatit tae UN forces on the ootskirts o the ceety.

The Unitit States Air Force base namit efter the ceety, Osan AB, is no actually locatit in the ceety, but is insteid 8 km (5 mi) sooth, in the Songtan section (umwhile a separate ceety) o Pyeongtaek.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Osan came tae be cried bi its current name in 1914, at the time o a general reorganisation o local govrenments unner Japanese rule. At that time it became Osan-myeon, pairt o Suwon. This name in turn wis taken frae that o a local stream, the Osancheon. Housomeivver, prior tae the Japanese occupation, the name haed been rendered in hanja as 鰲山, meanin "soft-shelled turtle muntain." Acause o the complexity o the 鰲 ("o") character, an acause crows wur abundant in the aurie, the Japanese chyngit the name tae 烏山, meanin "bird muntain." This name haes been retained tae this day even as a surname in Indie.

Statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • based on the data creatit in dec 2011
Population: 193,892
Daily Daiths: 1.1
Daily Marriage: 3.7
Daily Divorce: 0.9
Fires a Day: 0.3
Students per Teacher: 29
Nummer o Caurs: 71,572

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kyochon, a fried chicken chain, haes its heid office in Osan.[1]

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Contact Archived 2008-12-17 at the Wayback Machine." Kyochon. Retrieved on November 3, 2009.
  • "오산시의 지명 유래". Archived frae the original on 18 August 2006. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2006.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 37°08′59″N 127°04′38″E / 37.149799°N 127.077116°E / 37.149799; 127.077116