Chungcheongnam-do is a province of South Korea, emerging as a major hub of transportation, logistics and economy with the most dynamic industrial activity and economic growth.
Chungcheongnam-do is 8,226 km2 wide as of the end of 2017 which corresponds to 8.2% of total dimension of South Korea (100,339 km2). It is also the 6th broadest region following Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gangwon-do, Jeollanam-do, Gyeongsangnam-do, and Gyeonggi-do.
Located in the west-central part of the Korean peninsula. Chungcheongnam-do is bounded on the north by Gyeonggi-do, on the east by Daejeon, Sejong Special Self-Governing City and Chungcheongbuk-do, on the south by Jeollabuk-do and on the west by the West Sea of Korea.
Chungcheongnam-do is a major transportation hub with airports, ports, railways and highways. There are five trade ports on the west coast: Dangjin-Pyeongtaek, Daesan, Boryeong, Taean and Janghang. Four high-speed railways – Gyeongbu, Honam, Gyeongjeon and Jeolla – and three railway lines, Gyeongbu, Honam, and Janghang, and subway lines in the Seoul metropolitan area will pass. There are seven highways, including Gyeongbu, Honam, West Coast, Dangjin-Daejeon, Cheonan-Nonsan, Daejeon-Tongyeong, Gongju-Seocheon, etc. It is also close to Incheon International Airport and Cheongju International Airport.
Asan is a city in South Chungcheongnam-do in Korea. It borders the Seoul Metropolitan Area to the north. Companies like Hyundai Motor, Samsung LCD, and Samsung Electronic have factories in Asan. A total of 14 industrial complexes are currently occupied by auto parts, electronic parts and other factories.
Gongju, while the city’s name, means ‘princess’ in the Korean language, making the characters. Gongju is the leading city in the character industry and is a hub of animation companies and startups.
Boryeong, large number of International visitors come to Boryeong which is known for its Annual Mud festival and offers a wide range of activities for tourism and adventure.
Cheonan, has been called “the core city of the nation” due to its location 83.6 km (51.9 mi) south of Seoul Capital in the northeast corner of Chungcheongnam-do, serving as a transportation hub to the Seoul Capital and surrounding regions.
The local economy is fueled to a great extent by tech sector companies in the area. Large national corporations such as Samsung, LG Group, and several technology companies all have operations in Cheonan. The large number of universities also contributes to an influx of spending, as students from around Korea flock here for eight months of the year.
Dangjin, the city plays a very important role continues in Chungcheongnam-do’s economy, which relies on a mixture of agriculture and heavy industry. Dangjin is home to several factories, including steel mills operated by Hyundai Hysco and Hyundai INI Steel. These factories are supplied in part with materials by ships docking at Dangjin Harbor, a cargo port with 5 piers, two of which are dedicated to steel coil shipping.
Chungcheongnam-do is home to several renowned companies with stable and successful management.
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