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Overview of BUSAN

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Flower and Tree of Busan

(Camellia flower & Camellia)
The great combination of the dark green leaves and dark red flowers represents the greenblue sea and the warm spirit of citizenship. The youthfulness and desires of the citizens are symbolized by the lush, deep green leaves of the camellia bush.

Bird of Busan

Its white body and wings symbolize a "white-clad-race" (the Korean people), and the spirit of citizenship is reflected in its toughness as the seagull rides the stiff sea breezes in all seasons.

Geography of Busan

Busan is a metropolitan city with 15 boroughs, one county and 215 'dong' neighborhoods. The gross area of Busan is approximately 765.94km2.

The population of Busan

The opening of its port in 1876 marked the city's future as a modern international city of trade, commerce and industry, and an important population center. When the Korean War broke out, refugees flooded into Busan from all over the country. Designated as the temporary capital, there was a rapid increase in the city's population. After the war, Busan became a major city and home to more than 3,000,000 people by 1980. As of 2010, there were nearly 3,600,000 citizens in Busan.