The city of Suwon is located about 50 km south of Seoul and has a population of 1.2 million on an area of about 120 km. It is the capital of the province of Gyeonggi-do with almost 11 million inhabitants, in the middle of which the South Korean capital Seoul is located as an independent and independent province.
The modern cityscape is home to an old defensive structure, the Hwaeseong Fortress, which was built by King Jeongjo from 1794 to 1796 and was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997.
With a total of eleven universities, the city is a center for education and an important industrial intersection with the headquarters of the globally active Samsung Group and its research and development facilities.
In sports, football plays a major role as the home of the Suwon Bluewings, the professional and successful team of the 1st League. During the 2002 FIFA World Cup, four matches were held at the Suwon World Cup Stadium, which opened in 2001.
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