City Member

(South Korea)

Busan South Korea


Busan, a bustling city of 3,6 million residents, is located on the south-eastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The size of Busan is 769,86 km² ( 0,8 % 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 beaches and scenic cliffs and mountains, and hot springs scattered throughout the city.

Busan is the second largest city in Korea. Its deep harbour and gentle tides have allowed it to grow into the largest container handling port in the country and the fifth largest in the world. The city’s natural endowments and rich history have resulted in Busan’s increasing reputation as a world class city of tourism and culture. Economic development is supported by strategic sectors of activity like marine industry, creative and cultural industry, bio-health industry and knowledge infrastructure services industry.



The municipality is responsible for

  • street lighting
  • lighting for municipal facilities and buildings
  • festive lighting

The City of Busan has a dedicated department for City Beautification as below organization chart which includes, under the responsibility of the Mayor, the creative city executive office, the architecture policy bureau and the cityscape management with five city illumination management team.

Street lighting maintenance activities are outsourced.



Lighting master plan

A city lighting master plan was developed a few years ago. The City of Busan is currently upgrading its master plan by including city illumination design as well as installation and maintenance plan.

Some recently implemented lighting projects

In recent years, the focus has been on bridge illumination projects, especially Gwangan grand bridge and Busan port grand bridge.

Perspectives for the future

The objective of the City of Busan is to enhance the link between the marine city with its port and the rest of the city through lighting.



  • Number of lighting points: 232 753
  • Total power used for public lighting (kW):  22 724 729

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Main avenue Christmas lighting

Gwangan grand bridge and Busan port grand bridge daily lighting show

Busan port lighting festival and temporary lighting events on “PIFF”, Busan international film festival







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