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    Formerly Pusan
    Population: 3.429 million (2017)
    Metro: 7,000,699
    South Korea's second largest city
    Located around the southern tip of the Korean peninsula
    Hosts the Busan International Film Festival
    Hosted the Asian Games and soccer matches of the FIFA World Cup (2002)
    Home to Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Busan Tower, Gamcheon Culture Village, Haedong Yonggungsa, Taejong Dae, Jagalchi Fish Market, Nampodong Market, Gwangandaegyo bridge and the Shinsegae Centum City
    It has 27 sister cities.
    It has sandy hazes originated from China in the spring.
    Haeundae Beach gets overcrowded in the summer.
    The developement of its settlement was disrupted by a Japanese invasion (1592).
    It was struck by typhoons Sarah (1959) and Maemi (2003).
    Men photographing bikini-clad women at the beach is an issue in which it is a subject to police reports.
    The Gwangandaegyo bridge had a big hole caused by a Russian cargo ship (February 2019).
    Its port is among one of the most busiest in the world.
    It has 16 universities, 7 beaches, 3 parks and 13 museums.
    It didn't get captured by the North Korean Army in the Korean War.
    Its Shinsegae Centum City overtook the record from New York City's Macy's Herald Square for the largest department store in the world (2009).
    It was named a 'City of Film' in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (December 2014).
    It hosts one of Asia's notable fireworks festivals every October.
    It was the hosting location for APEC South Korea 2005.
    It can be accessed by ferry from Japan.

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