|Busan, a bustling city of approximately 3.6 million
residents, is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula.
The size of Busan is 765.64㎢ which is 0.8% of the whole land of
the Korean Peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a perfect
example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Its geography
includes a coastline with superb beaches and scenic cliffs, mountains
which provide excellent hiking and extraordinary views, and hot
springs scattered throughout the city. Busan is the second largest
city in Korea. Its deep harbor and gentle tides have allowed it
to grow into the largest container handling port in the country
and the fifth largest in the world. In the coming years, capacity
is set to grow further with the opening of the New Port. The city's
natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan's increasing
reputation as a world class city of tourism and culture, and it
is also becoming renowned as an international convention destination.
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