May 12, 2022 08:21
The city of Ansan in Gyeonggi Province, which has the largest foreign population in Korea, has seen a significant increase in schoolchildren from multicultural families.
Data released by the city on Wednesday shows that the number of elementary, middle and high schoolchildren from multicultural homes has grown 1.6-fold over the past five years, from 3,450 in 2017 to 5,539 in 2021.
The number of children with multicultural backgrounds in the city rises every year, while the total number of children is decreasing.
The city's foreign population is expected to keep rising.
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