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Goyang
Goyang
Goyang
(Goyang-si; Korean pronunciation: [ko.jaŋ]) is a city in Gyeonggi-do
Gyeonggi-do
in the north of South Korea. It is part of the Seoul Capital Area, making Goyang
Goyang
one of 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
Ilsan
New Town, a planned city surrounding the Ilsandong-gu
Ilsandong-gu
and Ilsanseo-gu
Ilsanseo-gu
districts of Goyang. It also includes Deogyang-gu
Deogyang-gu
which is closer to Seoul. Several institutions of higher learning are located in Goyang
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Junsu
Kim Jun-su (Hangul: 김준수; Hanja: 金俊秀; born 15 December, 1986[A][1][2]) or simply Junsu, also known by the stage name Xia (stylized as XIA; /ʃiˈɑː/ SHEE-ah; Korean: 시아) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor. He is a member of the Korean pop group JYJ, and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ. Kim made his debut in 2003 as a member of TVXQ, a boy band produced and formed by South Korean record label and talent agency S.M. Entertainment, having previously been a trainee for six years. He had released four Korean albums, four Japanese albums, thirty Japanese singles and several Korean singles during his first six years in the music industry as TVXQ
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Bukhansanseong
The Bukhansanseong
Bukhansanseong
(Korean: 북한산성, "fortress of the mountains north of the Han") is a fortress located in Gyeonggi-do
Gyeonggi-do
and Seoul, South Korea, dating back to the middle Joseon
Joseon
period.[1][2] The present fort was completed in 1711, though plans for the structure date back to 1659. The name is also given to a fortress mentioned in the Samguk Sagi, constructed by Gaeru of Baekje in 132 CE, and the two are often conflated although the putative connection is contested. The modern Bukhansanseong
Bukhansanseong
was built to protect the approach to Seoul, filling a gap in Korea's defences that had become apparent during the second Manchu invasion of 1636 and the earlier Imjin War
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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.[citation needed] 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[edit]Name RR MC Korean Hanja Cities and regions Divisions todayHaesŏ Haeseo Haesŏ 해서 海西 N. Hwanghae and S. Hwanghae North KoreaKwansŏ Gwanseo Kwansŏ 관서 關西 Pyongyang, Nampo, N. Pyongan, S. Pyongan and Chagang North KoreaGwandong Gwandong (South Korea) Kwandong (North Korea) 관동 關東 Gangwon / Kangwon BothKwannam Gwannam Kwannam 관남 關南 S
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Yuan Dynasty
The Yuan dynasty
Yuan dynasty
(/juːˈɑːn/;[4] Chinese: 元朝; pinyin: Yuán Cháo), officially the Great Yuan[5] (Chinese: 大元; pinyin: Dà Yuán; Yehe Yuan Ulus[b]), was the empire or ruling dynasty of China established by Kublai Khan, leader of the Mongolian Borjigin
Borjigin
clan. It followed the Song dynasty
Song dynasty
and was succeeded by the Ming dynasty. Although the Mongols
Mongols
had ruled territories including modern-day North China
China
for decades, it was not until 1271 that Kublai Khan
Kublai Khan
officially proclaimed the dynasty in the traditional Chinese style,[6] and the conquest was not complete until 1279
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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)
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Seoul Dialect
The Gyeonggi dialect (경기 방언) or Seoul
Seoul
dialect (서울 사투리/서울말) of the Korean language
Korean language
is the prestige dialect of the language and the basis of the standardized form used in South Korea. It is spoken throughout the Korean Peninsula and in the Korean diaspora, but it is mainly concentrated in the Seoul
Seoul
National Capital Area, the most densely populated part of South Korea, which includes the cities of Seoul
Seoul
and Incheon, as well as the whole Gyeonggi Province. It is also spoken in the city of Kaesong
Kaesong
and the counties of Kaepung and Changpung in North Korea. More recently, Gyeonggi dialect has seen increased use in online contexts, in turn leading to the majority of young Koreans' use of the dialect, regardless of their regional affiliation
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Honam High Speed Railway
The Honam high-speed railway (Honam HSR) is a high-speed railway between Osong (on the existing Gyeongbu high-speed railway) and Mokpo in South Korea. The line is a part of Korail's Korea Train Express (KTX) system, accelerating Seoul–Mokpo and Seoul–Gwangju KTX high-speed services which currently use the existing conventional Honam Line. On April 1, 2015, the line was inaugurated by the South Korean President Park Geun-hye with the attendance of 1200 invited guests and members of the public at Gwangju Songjeong Station in Gwangju, the line's terminus. The line diverges from Osong Station on the Gyeongbu high-speed railway, and stops at Gongju, Iksan, Jeongeup Stations. Journey times between Seoul and Gwangju has been cut from 2 h 40 min to just 90 min, making daily commuting possible. The Honam HSR is intended to bring business, and economic opportunities to the province of Jeollanam-do, which has seen slower development than other parts of South Korea
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Satellite City
A satellite town or satellite city is a concept in urban planning that refers essentially to smaller metropolitan areas which are located somewhat near to, but are mostly independent of larger metropolitan areas.Contents1 Characteristics1.1 Quick reference2 Satellite cities versus other types of settlement2.1 Suburbs 2.2 Edge cities 2.3 Multi-polar cities 2.4 Metropolitan areas3 Examples3.1 Argentina 3.2 Australia 3.3 Bangladesh 3.4 Belarus 3.5 Brazil 3.6 Cambodia 3.7 Canada 3.8 China 3.9 Croatia 3.10 Egypt 3.11 Greece 3.12 India 3.13 Indonesia 3.14 Iran 3.15 Ireland 3.16 Malaysia 3.17 Mexico 3.18 New Zealand 3.19 Pakistan 3.20 Poland 3.21 Russia 3.22 Serbia 3.23 Singapore 3.24 South Korea 3.25 Taiwan 3.26 Turkey 3.27 United Kingdom 3.28 United States 3.29 Vietnam4 See also 5 References 6 External articlesCharacteristics[edit] Satellite cities are small or medium-sized cities near a large metropolis, that:predate the
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DMZ Train
DMZ Train (aka Peace Train Hangul: 평화열차) is a South Korean tourist train operated by Korail
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Bukhansan
Bukhansan, or Bukhan Mountain, is a mountain on the northern periphery of Seoul, South Korea. There are three major peaks, Baegundae 836.5 meters (2,744 ft), Insubong 810.5 meters (2,659 ft), Mangyeongdae 787.0 meters (2,582.0 ft).[1] Because of its height and the fact that it borders a considerable portion of the city, Bukhansan
Bukhansan
is a major landmark visible from most city districts. The name "Bukhansan" means "mountain north of Han River", referring to the fact that it is the northern border of the city.[2] During the Joseon era, the peaks marked the extreme northern boundary of Seoul. Bukhansan
Bukhansan
is the highest mountain within Seoul
Seoul
city boundaries
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World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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JB (South Korean Singer)
Lim Jae-beom[2] (Hangul: 임재범; born January 6, 1994)[3] commonly known by his stage name JB (Hangul: 제이비)[4], is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He is the leader of South Korean boyband Got7, and part of the duo JJ Project. JB made his small-screen debut through the drama series Dream High 2
Dream High 2
in 2012.[5] He has also starred in MBC's When a Man Falls in Love
When a Man Falls in Love
as Seo Mi-Joon.[6]Contents1 Career1.1 2009–2014: Debut and career beginnings 1.2 2015–present2 Personal life 3 Discography3.1 Soundtrack appearances 3.2 As featured artist4 Filmography4.1 Dramas 4.2 Variety shows5 Awards and nominations5.1 1st KWEB Fest 20156 Notes 7 ReferencesCareer[edit] 2009–2014: Debut and career beginnings[edit] JB was a former B-boy
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Empress Gi
Empress Gi (or Empress Ki; Hangul: 기황후; 1315–1369/70), known as Empress Qi (or Ch'i; 奇皇后) in Chinese and Öljei Khutuk (Өлзий хутуг) in Mongolian, was one of the primary empresses of Toghon Temür
Toghon Temür
of the Yuan dynasty
Yuan dynasty
and the mother of Biligtü Khan. She was from a Goryeo, present-day Korea, aristocratic family.Contents1 Biography 2 In popular culture 3 References3.1 BibliographyBiography[edit] Empress Gi was born to Gi Jao (기자오; 奇子敖) in Haengju (행주; 幸州, modern Goyang) in Goryeo. She had an elder brother named "Gi Cheol" (Hangul: 기철; Hanja: 奇轍, Mongolian: Bayn Bukha). She became a concubine of Toghon Temür
Toghon Temür
and the mother of Biligtü Khan Ayushiridara
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Hyundai Department Store
Hyundai
Hyundai
Department Store (Korean: 현대백화점 주식회사, Hanja: 現代百貨店株式會社, KRX: 069960), together with Lotte Department Store and Shinsegae, is one of the three major department store chains in South Korea
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South Korea
Coordinates: 36°N 128°E / 36°N 128°E / 36; 128 Republic
Republic
of Korea 대한민국 Daehan MingukFlagEmblemMotto: "홍익인간 (弘益人間)" (Korean) (de facto) "Benefit broadly in the human world / Devotion to the Welfare of Humanity"[1]Anthem:  Aegukga
Aegukga
"애국가 (愛國歌)" (Korean) (de facto) "Patriotic Song"Government Emblem대한민국정부 상징문양 (Korean) Government Emblem of South KoreaArea controlled by South Korea
Korea
is shown in dark green; South Korean-claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.Status Sovereign stateCapital and largest city Seoul 37°33′N 126°58′E / 37.550°N 126.967°E / 37.550; 126.967Official languages Korean Korean Sign Language[2]Official script HangulEthnic groups Predominately Korean
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