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Gimpo
GIMPO (Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea . It borders Incheon
Incheon
, with which it shares the South Korean side of the Han River estuary, as well as Seoul
Seoul
and the lesser cities of Paju and Goyang . North Korea
North Korea
is across the Han River. The current mayor is Young-Rok,Yoo. The city's population of more than 300,000 is made up of more than 71,000 households. Gimpo Airport (formerly Kimpo International Airport) used to be located inside the city, but is now part of Seoul
Seoul
. Tertiary educational institutions located in the city include Kimpo College and Joong-ang Seungga University . There are 27 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 8 high schools, including Gimpo
Gimpo
Foreign Language High School . Three elementary schools, two middle, and two high schools are located in the area of Tongjin. CONTENTS * 1 Modern history * 2 Statistics * 3 Sister cities * 4 See also * 5 External links MODERN HISTORYIn 1914, Yangcheon county and Gimpo
Gimpo
county were merged. Yangcheon county was separated into 2 towns (Yangdong and Yangseo). In 1958, Yeouido international airport was relocated to Gimpo. In 1963, Yangdong and Yangseo towns were incorporated into Yeongdeungpo-gu ; it includes Gimpo
Gimpo
airport
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Gimpo (other)
GIMPO is a city in South Korea. It may also refer to: * Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea * An alias for Alan Goodrick , associate of the band THE KLF This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title GIMPO. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gimpo_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Cities Of South Korea
A CITY is a municipal administrative unit in South Korea
South Korea
. Cities are ranked on the same level as county and autonomous district . Like other contemporary administrative units, they are defined by the Local Autonomy Law. CONTENTS * 1 City status * 2 Classifications for large municipal cities * 2.1 Specific city * 2.2 Cities with more than 400,000 * 2.3 Administrative city * 3 See also * 4 References CITY STATUSUnder South Korean laws sets the following condition for a municipality to be designated as a city: population of a county must generally be 150,000 or greater or passage of a special legislative bill by the National Assembly such as Gyeryong . CLASSIFICATIONS FOR LARGE MUNICIPAL CITIESThe national government can designate cities of at least 500,000 inhabitants to have the status of special status city. These statuses expand the scope of administrative authority delegated from the provincial government to the city government. Also city with be reclassify as a Metropolitan city of at least 1,000,000 inhabitants, only Suwon
Suwon
and Changwon have met the requirements but have not yet been nominated
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South Korea
Coordinates : 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128 Republic
Republic
of Korea 대한민국 大韓民國 _DAEHAN MINGUK_ _ Flag Emblem MOTTO: "홍익인간 (弘益人間) " (Korean ) (de facto _) "Benefit broadly in the human world/Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity" ANTHEM: Aegukga "애국가 (愛國歌)" (Korean ) (_de facto _) "Patriotic Song" GOVERNMENT EMBLEM 대한민국정부 상징문양 (Korean) Government Emblem of South Korea
Korea
Area controlled by the Republic
Republic
of Korea
Korea
shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green
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Regions Of Korea
Korea
Korea
has traditionally been divided into a number of unofficial REGIONS that reflect historical, geographical, and dialect boundaries within the peninsula . Many of the names in the list below overlap or are obsolete today, with Honam , Yeongdong , Yeongnam , and the modern term Sudogwon being the only ones in wide use. The names of Korea's traditional Eight Provinces are often also used as regional monikers. LIST OF REGIONS RR MC KOREAN HANJA DIVISIONS TODAY Haeseo Haesŏ 해서 海西 N. Hwanghae and S. Hwanghae North Korea
Korea
Gwanseo Kwansŏ 관서 關西 Pyongyang
Pyongyang
, Nampo
Nampo
, N. Pyongan , S. Pyongan and Chagang North Korea
Korea
Gwandong Kwandong 관동 關東 Gangwon / Kangwon Both Gwannam Kwannam 관남 關南 S. Hamgyong and southern part of Ryanggang ; Southern part of Gwanbuk North Korea
Korea
Gwanbuk Kwanbuk 관북 關北 Rason , N. Hamgyong , S
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Seoul National Capital Area
South Korea
South Korea
------------------------- MAJOR CITIES Seoul
Seoul
Special
Special
City Incheon
Incheon
Metropolitan City Suwon
Suwon
Ansan
Ansan
Anyang Goyang Seongnam Bucheon Yongin
Yongin
POPULATION (2016) • METRO 25,514,000 • PERCENTAGE OF SOUTH KOREA\'S TOTAL POPULATION ~50% (50,100,000) SMA = Seoul
Seoul
(10 mil.) + Incheon
Incheon
(3 mil.) + Gyeonggi (12 mil.) GDP(NOMINAL) USD
USD
0.77 trillion(2015) GDP PER CAPITA(NOMINAL) USD
USD
30,000(2015) Seoul
Seoul
Capital Area HANGUL 수도권 HANJA 首都圈 REVISED ROMANIZATION Sudogwon MCCUNE–REISCHAUER Sudokwŏn THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS KOREAN TEXT
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Administrative Divisions Of South Korea
South Korea
South Korea
is made up of 17 first-tier administrative divisions: 6 metropolitan cities (_gwangyeoksi_ 광역시/廣域市), 1 special city (_teukbyeolsi_ 특별시/特別市), 1 special self-governing city (_teukbyeol-jachisi_ 특별자치시/特別自治市), and 9 provinces (_do_ 도/道), including one special self-governing province (_teukbyeol jachido_ 특별자치도/特別自治道). These are further subdivided into a variety of smaller entities, including cities (_si_ 시/市), counties (_gun_ 군/郡), districts (_gu_ 구/區), towns (_eup_ 읍/邑), townships (_myeon_ 면/面), neighborhoods (_dong_ 동/洞) and villages (_ri_ 리/里)
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Seoul Dialect
The GYEONGGI DIALECT (경기 방언) or SEOUL DIALECT (서울 사투리/서울말) of the Korean language is the prestige dialect of the language and the basis of the standardized form used in both Korean nation states: South and North . It spoken throughout Korean Peninsula and in the Korean diaspora, but it is mainly concentrated in the Seoul National Capital Area , the most densely populated part of South Korea, which includes the cities of Seoul and Incheon , as well as the whole Gyeonggi Province . It is also spoken in the city of Kaesong and the counties of Kaepung and Changpung in North Korea. CONTENTS * 1 Pronunciation * 2 Variations in accent * 3 See also * 4 References PRONUNCIATIONThe vowels for _e_ and _ae_ are merged for young speakers and vowel length is not distinguished consistently, if at all. Among young speakers or in informal contexts, the postpositions _-do_ (-도, "also"), _-ro_ (-로, "to") and _-go_ (-고, "and then") and their derivatives tend to be pronounced with _-du_ (-두), _-ru_ (-루) and _-gu_ (-구). The sentence-final verb ending _-yo_ tends to be pronounced with a schwa , which is sometimes transcribed as _-yeo_ (-여) on the Internet in informal contexts. _Samchon_ (삼촌, "uncle") is usually pronounced as _samchun_ (삼춘). Young Seoul dialect speakers tend to end interrogative sentences (questions) with _-nya?_ (-냐?)
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Gyeonggi-do
GYEONGGI-DO ( Hangul : 경기도, Korean pronunciation: ) is the most populous province in South Korea
South Korea
. Its name, Gyeonggi means "the area surrounding capital". Thus Gyeonggi-do can be translated as "province surrounding Seoul". The provincial capital is Suwon
Suwon
. Seoul
Seoul
—South Korea's largest city and national capital—is in the heart of the province but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city since 1946. Incheon
Incheon
—South Korea's third largest city—is on the coast of the province and has been similarly administered as a provincial-level metropolitan city since 1981. The three jurisdictions are collectively referred to as Sudogwon
Sudogwon
and cover 11,730 km2, with a combined population of 25.5 million—amounting to over half of the entire population of South Korea
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Incheon
18 BC as Michuhol 1995 AD as Incheon Metropolitan City SUBDIVISIONS List * 8 DISTRICTS ("GU") * Bupyeong-gu (부평구; 富平區) * Gyeyang-gu (계양구; 桂陽區) * Jung-gu (중구; 中區) * Nam-gu (남구; 南區) * Namdong-gu (남동구; 南洞區) * Seo-gu (서구; 西區) * Yeonsu-gu (연수구; 延壽區) * * 2 COUNTIES ("GUN") * Ganghwa-gun (강화군; 江華郡) * Ongjin-gun (옹진군; 甕津郡) GOVERNMENT • TYPE Metropolitan City • MAYOR Yoo jung-bok • COUNCIL CHAIRMAN Ryu Su-yong AREA • TOTAL 1,029.43 km2 (397.47 sq mi) POPULATION (JANUARY 2017) • TOTAL 3,002,645 • DENSITY 2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi) TIME ZONE Korea Standard Time ( UTC+9 ) DIALECT Gyeonggi FLOWER Rose TREE Tulip tree BIRD Crane WEBSITE incheon.go.krINCHEON ( Hangul : 인천; Hanja : 仁川; Korean pronunciation: ; formerly romanized as INCHON; literally "kind river"), officially the INCHEON METROPOLITAN CITY (인천광역시), is a city located in northwestern South Korea , bordering Seoul and Gyeonggi to the east. Inhabited since the Neolithic , Incheon was home to just 4,700 people when it became an international port in 1883. Today, about 3 million people live in the city, making it Korea’s third most populous city after Seoul and Busan
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Han River (Korea)
The HAN RIVER or HANGANG (Korean pronunciation: ) is a major river in South Korea
South Korea
and the fourth longest river on the Korean peninsula after the Amnok (Yalu), Tuman (Tumen), and Nakdong rivers. The river begins as two smaller rivers in the eastern mountains of the Korean peninsula, which then converge near Seoul
Seoul
, the capital of the country. The Han River and its surrounding area have played an important role in Korean history. The Three Kingdoms of Korea strove to take control of this land, where the river was used as a trade route to China (via the Yellow Sea). However, the river is no longer actively used for navigation, because its estuary is located at the borders of the two Koreas , barred for entrance by any civilian. The river serves as a water source for over 12 million Koreans. In July 2000, the US military
US military
admitted to having dumped toxic chemicals in the river; causing protests. Currently, the lower stretches of the Han river are lined with pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, public parks and restaurants, particularly in Seoul. In a 2011 survey conducted by Seoul
Seoul
Development Institute of 800 residents and 103 urban planning and architectural experts, 51.3 percent of residents and 68.9 percent of experts voted the river the second most scenic location in the city, following Mount Namsan in the top spot
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Seoul
SEOUL (/soʊl/ ; 서울; Korean: ( listen )), officially the SEOUL SPECIAL CITY – is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea
Korea
(commonly known as South Korea). Seoul
Seoul
is the world's 16th largest city , and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area , which includes the surrounding Incheon
Incheon
metropolis and Gyeonggi province. The Seoul Capital Area houses about half of the country's population of 51.44 million people with 678,102 international residents. Situated on the Han River , Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje
Baekje
, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea . It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty . The Seoul Capital Area contains five UNESCO World Heritage
World Heritage
Sites : Changdeok Palace
Palace
, Hwaseong Fortress , Jongmyo Shrine , Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty . Seoul
Seoul
is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan , the world's most visited national park per square foot
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Paju
PAJU (Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
Province, South Korea . Paju
Paju
was made a city in 1997; it had previously been a county (_gun_). The city area is 672.78km2, and it is located just south of Panmunjeom on the 38th parallel . In 2015, the population of Paju
Paju
has increased to 427,668. To defend the South Korean capital, Seoul
Seoul
, many U.S. and South Korean army bases are set up in the city. In 2002, the northernmost South Korean railway station, Dorasan, was opened. North Korean territory and Kaesong
Kaesong
City can be seen from Mount Dora in the city. CONTENTS * 1 City symbols * 2 Natural environment * 3 Tourist attractions * 4 Specialties * 5 Education * 6 Administrative divisions * 7 Military bases * 8 Military cemetery * 9 Attractions * 10 Notable people * 11 In media * 12 Sister cities * 13 See also * 14 References * 15 External links CITY SYMBOLSCosmos • Cosmos is Paju
Paju
City's representative of flowers growing wild in Spring. It has very strong vitality, and symbolize unity and harmonious life as a citizen of Paju
Paju
City. The flowers are neat and beautiful with different colors such as pale pink and red. Gingko • Ginkgos are large and beautiful trees which are usually planted as street trees
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Goyang
GOYANG (_Goyang-si_; Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi-do in the north of South Korea
South Korea
. It is part of the Seoul Capital Area , making Goyang
Goyang
one of Seoul
Seoul
's satellite cities . It is one of the largest cities in the Seoul
Seoul
Capital Area, with a population of just over 1 million. The city is the site of the Ilsan New Town , a planned city surrounding the Ilsandong-gu and Ilsanseo-gu districts of Goyang. Several institutions of higher learning are located in Goyang. These include Agricultural Cooperative College , Korea Aerospace University , and Transnational Law and Business University . In sports, the city is home to the Asia League Ice Hockey
Asia League Ice Hockey
team High1 . The Challengers League football team Goyang Citizen FC and the Korean Basketball League team Goyang Orion Orions are also based in the city
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North Korea
Coordinates : 40°00′N 127°00′E / 40.000°N 127.000°E / 40.000; 127.000 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 조선민주주의인민공화국 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國 _CHOSŏN MINJUJUŭI INMIN KONGHWAGUK_ _ Flag Emblem MOTTO: Chosŏn\'gŭl : 강성대국; MR : Kangsŏng Daeguk_ " Powerful and Prosperous Nation " ANTHEM: * " Aegukka " * Korean : 애국가, _The Patriotic Song_ Area controlled by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea shown in green Capital and largest city Pyongyang 39°2′N 125°45′E / 39.033°N 125.750°E / 39.033; 125.750 O
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Gimpo Airport
GIMPO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Korean : 김포국제공항 ), commonly known as GIMPO AIRPORT (IATA : GMP, ICAO : RKSS) (formerly and originally KIMPO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT), is located in the far western end of Seoul
Seoul
, some 15 km (9 mi) west of the Central District of Seoul. Gimpo
Gimpo
was the main international airport for Seoul
Seoul
and South Korea before being replaced by Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
in 2001. In 2015, 23,163,778 passengers used the airport, making it the third largest airport in Korea , as it has been surpassed by Jeju International Airport . International Terminal at Gimpo
Gimpo
Airport, Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
The airport is located south of the Han River in western Seoul
Seoul
. The name "Gimpo" comes from the nearby city of Gimpo
Gimpo
, of which the airport used to be a part. On 29 November 2003, scheduled services between Gimpo
Gimpo
and Haneda Airport in Tokyo
Tokyo
, Japan resumed. Services to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport resumed on 28 October 2007. Services to Kansai International Airport in Osaka
Osaka
, Japan started on 26 October 2008. Services to Beijing Capital International Airport started on 1 July 2011
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