Yangsan (양산시; 梁山市; plank.mountain.city) is a city in Gyeongsangnam-do. The population as of 2004 was 216,365, including:
- 213,695 Koreans and
- 2,670 non-Koreans.
- Population density: 404 people/㎢(2001)
- Number of households: 75391 (2005)
- Administrative divisions: 2읍 4면 3동
- Location of city hall: #505, Nambu-dong, Yangsan-shi (양산시 남부동 505번지)
- City flower: 목련
- City tree: 이팝나무
- City bird: magpie (까치)
To the north of Yangsan is the city of Ulsan, to the south is the city of Busan, to the southwest is the city of Gimhae, and to the north lies the city of Miryang
Mountains in the city include Cheonseongsan (천성산, 千聖山:812m) and Wonhyosan (원효산, 元曉山:922m). In the western part of the city the Yangsancheon flows towards the south, and eventually enters the Nakdong River.
The city has a maritime influence and the yearly average temperature is 15.1℃. In January the average temperature is －2℃, and in July 27℃. This is a relatively mild climate but due to the mountains in the area there is a larger variance in temperatures than other parts of the region. The average yearly rainfall is 1,796mm.
Points of interest
Yangsan is a satellite city of Busan and since the 1970s has undergone rapid growth due to this, and agriculture has also been vastly reduced since then. In 2001 there was a total of 6,017 ha of arable land.
Due to the proximity of mountains there are a large number of industries relating to the terrain, and there are about 800 factories in the areas of chemicals and machinery.
Restaurants and Bars
As the average Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian restaurants are in abundance throughout Korea and are easy for foreigners to find, the following restaurants reflect a sampling of restaurants considered to be either popular or are western-friendly choices and other ethnic foods.