Hwaseong is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It has the largest area of farmland of any city or county in Gyeonggi province.Seoul Subway Line 1 passes through Hwaseong, stopping at Byeongjeom Station.
Hwaseong is populated by 49% male Korean citizens, 46% Korean females, and 5% foreign residents. With 186,966 homes, there are on average 2.8 people per registered place of residence in the city. With the exceptions of Byeongjeom 2-dong, Dongtan 2-dong and Dongtan 3-dong, there is a larger number of males than females in every division of the city.
Hwaseong has 3 towns (eup), 3 townships (myeon) and 10 neighborhoods (dong). Each eup and myeon is further divided into villages (ri).
On November 27, 2007 the city was chosen as the site for the future Universal Studios South Korea theme park, set to open in 2016, which will be the world's largest Universal Studios theme park, being larger than all the other four combined. The USD $3.1 billion park is expected to create at least 58,000 new jobs.