- About Ulsan
- General Information
Northeast Asia’s Strategic Industrial Stronghold
Ulsan, Northeast Asia’s strategic industrial stronghold, is situated in the Southeastern part of the Korean peninsula and maintains a warm temperature all year round. It is blessed with an ideal natural environment and is rarely affected by storms or floods. Ulsan covers an area of 1,060 ㎢, which is 1.7 times the size of Seoul, with a population of 1.2 million.
Ulsan is strategically located in a point that connects oceans and continents, offering easy access to other regions. In addition, the city is reachable within a two-hour flight from major cities in East Asia such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka. Therefore, its geographical location gives Ulsan an outstanding strategic industrial stronghold.
- January 27,1962 Ulsan Specific Industrial Zone Designation (Elevated to Ulsan-si in June 1962)
- January 1, 1995. Ulsan-si and Ulsan-gun integrated
- July 15, 1997. Elevated to Ulsan Metropolitan Government
- Strategic industrial hub of Northeast Asia
- Easy access to sea and continent
- Located with huge potential to be strategic base
Northeast Asia’s Central City with Vast Markets
Northeast Asia, including Korea, China, Japan and Taiwan, accounts for 25 percent of the world’s population and 22 percent of the world's GDP, boasting the fastest economic growth in the world. Northeast Asia has become the growth engine of the world economy in 2020, producing 30 percent of the world’s GDP. Ulsan is at the center of Northeast Asia, leading the world’s economy with its dynamic and powerful growth engine.
Ulsan’s share of the national economy
The Largest Industrial Cluster in Korea
Ulsan is home to the largest industrial cluster of petrochemical, shipbuilding & marine, and automobile industries. All industries closely cooperate to create a dynamic and innovative synergy with the connection of industries such as steel, machinery and port service in neighboring cities like Pohang, Changwon and Busan.
Ulsan is the representative industrial cluster in Asia, offering an attractive investment environment and various business opportunities for investors.
Key industries in Ulsan
Beautiful natural environment
Ulsan is surrounded by the Yeongnam Alps, which includes seven mountains standing higher than 1,000 m, such as Gajisan, Shinbulsan and Ganwolsan. Every year, salmon, sweetfish and dace return to the clean and clear Taehwagang River that flows through the city. The city hosts many different festivals and events. It is a beautiful city next to the blue East Sea with stunning beaches including Jujeon, Jeongja and Jinha beaches.
Beautiful nature scenery
Taehwa River National Garden, Culture and sports facilities like Ulsan Culture and Arts Center, Ulsan Museum, Munsu World Cup Stadium, and Ulsan Grand Park, and other convenient facilities like department stores, mega stores, luxury hotels and general hospitals form a pleasant city along with a beautiful natural environment.
Sunrise at Ganjeolgot Point
Night view of Ulsan industrial complex from MT. Muryong
Reed plain of Mt. Shinbul
Taehwa River National Garden
Ulsan Exhibition & Convention Center