Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Ansan lies southwest of Seoul and is part of the Seoul National Capital Area. It is situated on the Yellow Sea coast and has jurisdiction over several islands. This includes Daebu Island, on which the city is creating a centre for natural healing and wellness. Several higher learning institutions are located in Ansan, including Ansan University, Ansan College of Technology, Seoul Institute of Arts and the ERICA campus of Hanyang University. Ansan is also home to Korea’s national marine research institute - the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology. The city covers an area of 149.39km² and has a population of over 760,000 people.
Tauranga and Ansan are working together on a number of projects including:
- Supporting the establishment of the Ansan Natural Healing Centre, with knowledge of traditional Māori healing;
- International education exchange; and
- Marine related research.
For further information on Ansan, visit: http://www.iansan.net/english/Main.jsp