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National Route 43 (South Korea)
HIGHWAY SYSTEMS OF SOUTH KOREA * Expressways * National * Local NATIONAL ROUTE 43 (Korean: 국도 제 43호선, Gukdo Je Sasip-sam(43) Hoseon) is a national highway in South Korea
South Korea
. It connects Sejong City to Cheonan
Cheonan
, Pyeongtaek , Hwaseong , Suwon
Suwon
, Seongnam
Seongnam
, Seoul
Seoul
, Uijeongbu , and Cheolwon . Cheolwon~ Kosong Segment is in North Korea
North Korea

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Sejong City
SEJONG (Korean pronunciation: ; Hangul : 세종; Hanja : 世宗), officially SEJONG SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING CITY ( Hangul : 세종특별자치시; Hanja : 世宗特別自治市) and formerly known as Yeongi (연기, 燕岐) County is South Korea 's de facto administrative capital city. In early 2007, the South Korean government created a special administrative district from parts of South Chungcheong Province and North Chungcheong Province provinces, near Daejeon , to relocate nine ministries and four national agencies from Seoul . The new offices opened on 2 July 2012, with 36 government agencies slated to move there by 2015. CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 History * 3 Geography * 3.1 Cityscape * 4 Administrative divisions * 5 Population and demographics * 6 Government and infrastructure * 7 Educational facilities * 8 Transportation * 8.1 Air * 8.2 National railway * 9 In popular culture * 10 References * 11 Further reading * 12 External links NAMESEJONG was named in honor of the Joseon Dynasty King Sejong the Great , the father of Korea's national alphabet . The city was originally called Yeongi County (연기, 燕岐)
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Kosong
KOSŏNG COUNTY is a kun , or county, in Kangwŏn province, North Korea . It lies in the southeasternmost corner of North Korea, immediately north of the Korean Demilitarized Zone . Prior to the end of the Korean War in 1953, it made up a single county, together with what is now the South Korean county of the same name . In a subsequent reorganization, the county absorbed the southern portion of Tongch\'ŏn county . CONTENTS * 1 Physical features * 2 Administrative divisions * 3 Economy * 4 Transport * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PHYSICAL FEATURES Kŭmgangsan beach. Kosŏng is largely mountainous, but there is flat land along the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) to the county's east. The mountains here are part of the Taebaek range. A portion of Kŭmgangsan mountain is included in the county
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Gangwon Province (South Korea)
Coordinates : 37°30′N 128°15′E / 37.500°N 128.250°E / 37.500; 128.250 '' Gangwon Province (South Korea) redirects here. For the province in North Korea that bears the same name but different romanisation, see Kangwon Province (North Korea) . Gangwon Province 강원도 Province KOREAN TRANSCRIPTION(S) • HANGUL 강원도 • HANJA 江原道 • MCCUNE‑REISCHAUER Kangwŏndo • REVISED ROMANIZATION Gangwon-do Flag Logo COUNTRY South Korea REGION Gwandong ( Yeongseo : western Gangwon; Yeongdong : eastern Gangwon) CAPITAL Chuncheon SUBDIVISIONS 7 cities; 11 counties GOVERNMENT • GOVERNOR Choi Moon-soon AREA • TOTAL 20,569 km2 (7,942 sq mi) AREA RANK 2nd POPULATION (OCTOBER, 2014) • TOTAL 1,542,147 • RANK 8th • DENSITY 75.4/km2 (195/sq mi) METROPOLITAN SYMBOLS • FLOWER Royal azalea • TREE Korean pine • BIRD Red-crowned crane ISO 3166 CODE KR-42 DIALECT Gangwon (Yeongseo: western Gangwon dialect; Yeongdong: eastern Gangwon dialect) WEBSITE gwd.go.krGANGWON-DO (Korean pronunciation: ) is a province of South Korea , with its capital at Chuncheon . Before the division of Korea in 1945, Gangwon and its North Korean neighbor Kangwŏn formed a single province
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South Korea National Route 7
HIGHWAY SYSTEMS OF SOUTH KOREA * Expressways * National * Local NATIONAL ROUTE 7 (Hangul : 국도 제7호선; RR : Gukdo Je Chil(7) Hoseon) is a national highway in South Korea . It connects Busan with Goseong in Gangwon Province . Before the division of the Korean Peninsula , the highway ran until Onsong , North Hamgyong Province , in present-day North Korea . This highway will be one of the Asia Highway Route 6 until all segments of Donghae Expressway opens to traffic. Its name in Pohang ~Goseong is DONGHAE-DAERO (Korean : 동해대로). HISTORY * 31 November 1979: Samcheok~Pohang segment opens to traffic
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Expressways In South Korea
EXPRESSWAYS IN SOUTH KOREA ( Hangul : 대한민국의 고속도로; Hanja : 大韓民國의 高速道路; RR : Daehanmingukui gosokdoro), officially called as NATIONAL EXPRESSWAYS ( Hangul : 고속국도; Hanja : 高速國道; RR : Gosokgukdo), were originally numbered in order of construction. Since August 24, 2001, they have been numbered in a scheme somewhat similar to that of the Interstate Highway System in the United States
United States
; the icons of the South Korean Expressways are notably similar to those in the United States
United States
because they are shaped like U.S. Highway shields and colored like Interstate shields with red, white and blue, the colors of the flag of South Korea
South Korea
. * Arterial routes are designated by two-digit numbers, with north-south routes having odd numbers, and east-west routes having even numbers. Primary routes (i.e
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National Highways Of South Korea
South Korea has a nationwide system of NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (Hangul : 국도; Hanja : 國道; RR : Gukdo), officially called as GENERAL NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (Hangul : 일반국도; Hanja : 一般國道; RR : Ilbangukdo), distinct from the expressways . The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs and other government agencies administer the national highways
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Local Highways Of South Korea
In South Korea , highways that are managed by the provincial governments are called LOCAL HIGHWAYS (Hangul : 지방도; Hanja : 地方道; RR : Jibangdo). Usually route numbers have 2~4 digits; the first digit stands for the main province of its manager. CONTENTS * 1 Route Numbers * 2 State-funded local highways * 2.1 Abolished State-funded local highway * 3 List of the routes * 3.1 Gyeonggi Province (300s) * 4 Gallery * 5 References * 6 See also ROUTE NUMBERS 301 * State-funded local highways: 2 digits * Gyeonggi Province : 300s * Gangwon Province : 400s * North Chungcheong Province : 500s * South Chungcheong Province : 600s * North Jeolla Province : 700s * South Jeolla Province : 800s * North Gyeongsang Province : 900s * South Gyeongsang Province : 1000s * Jeju Special Self-governing Province : 1100sSTATE-FUNDED LOCAL HIGHWAYSThere are some 2-digits local highways, called STATE-FUNDED LOCAL HIGHWAYS (Hangul : 국지도; Hanja : 國支道; RR : Gukjido; short term of Hangul : 국가지원지방도; Hanja : 國家支援地方道; RR : Gukga Jiwon Jibangdo). These highways are basically managed by province level, but its routes are designated and controlled by the South Korean government. Also, most of 2-digits Local highways stand for planned extension route of the same-number national highways or candidates for upgrading to national routes
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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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Cheonan
CHEONAN (_Cheonan-si_, sometimes spelled CHONAN or CH\'ONAN) (Korean pronunciation: ( listen )) is a city located in the northeast corner of South Chungcheong , a province of South Korea
South Korea
, and is 83.6 km south of the capital, Seoul
Seoul
. The average temperature in the city is 12.5oC, with a recorded high of 34.2oC and a low of -13.4oC. Cheonan
Cheonan
has been called "the core city of nation" as it is the gateway to the area around the national capital region and western Chungcheong , as well as the main transportation hub for the national road (Hwy 1, 21), railways, and expressways (IC 1-Gyeongbu Expressway , 25- Honam Expressway ). At the Korail station in the downtown center, the Gyeongbu Line crosses north to south, and the Janghang Line extends to the south-west. It is also part of Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1 and the KTX
KTX
. Land routes open in all directions, including north to Seoul
Seoul
, west to Asan
Asan
, south to Gwangju and Daejeon , and east to Daegu
Daegu
and Busan
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Pyeongtaek
PYEONGTAEK (Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
Province, South Korea
South Korea
. Located in the southwestern part of the province, Pyeongtaek
Pyeongtaek
was founded as a union of two districts in 940, during the Goryeo dynasty. It was elevated to city status in 1986, and is home to a South Korean naval base and a large concentration of United States troops. The Korean government plans to transform Pyeongtaek
Pyeongtaek
city to an international economic hub to coincide with the move of the United States Forces Korea (USFK) to Pyeongtaek. During the Korean War it was the site of an early battle between US and North Korean forces, the Battle of Pyongtaek . It is the location of Pyeongtaek University . CONTENTS* 1 Military base * 1.1 South African War Memorial * 2 Education * 3 Notes * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links MILITARY BASEThe United States
United States
and South Korean governments came to an agreement to enlarge Camp Humphreys — a US Army installation outside Anjeong-ri , a community in Pyeongtaek
Pyeongtaek
— and move the majority of US forces stationed in and north of Seoul
Seoul
to the Camp Humphreys area. Invoking eminent domain , the government obtained the surrounding land for the base expansion
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Hwaseong City
Gyeonggi ------------------------- METROPOLITAN AREA Sudogwon ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS 4 eup, 10 myeon, 10 dong AREA • TOTAL 689.48 km2 (266.21 sq mi) POPULATION (DECEMBER 31, 2016) • TOTAL 640,890 • DENSITY 929.53/km2 (2,407.5/sq mi) • DIALECT Seoul
Seoul
HWASEONG (Korean pronunciation: ) is a city in Gyeonggi Province , South Korea
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 . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Universal Studios * 2 Climate * 3 Demographics * 4 Local products * 5 Symbols * 6 Notable residents * 7 Sister cities * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORYUNIVERSAL STUDIOSOn November 27, 2007 the city was chosen as the site for the future Universal Studios South Korea
South Korea
theme park . Originally set to open in 2016, it 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. In 2014, the project was put on hold
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Suwon
SUWON ( Hangul : 수원, Hanja
Hanja
: 水原, Korean pronunciation: ) is the capital and largest metropolis of Gyeonggi-do , South Korea
South Korea
's most populous province which surrounds Seoul
Seoul
, the national capital. Suwon
Suwon
lies about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Seoul. It is traditionally known as "The City of Filial Piety". With a population close to 1.2 million, it is larger than Ulsan , although it is not governed as a metropolitan city. Suwon
Suwon
has existed in various forms throughout Korea\'s history , growing from a small settlement to become a major industrial and cultural center. It is the only remaining completely walled city in South Korea
South Korea
. The city walls are one of the more popular tourist destinations in Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
Province. Samsung Electronics R"> North Korean T-34-85 caught on a bridge south of Suwon
Suwon
by US attack aircraft in the Korean War
Korean War
The Korean War
Korean War
greatly affected Suwon, as the city changed hands four times. Very shortly after the outbreak of war, the 49th Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force
United States Air Force
was dispatched to Korea
Korea
from Japan
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Seongnam
SEONGNAM (Korean pronunciation: ) is the second largest city in South Korea 's Gyeonggi Province after Suwon and the 10th largest city in the country. Its population is approximately one million. Seongnam is a satellite city of Seoul . It is largely a residential city located immediately southeast of Seoul and belongs to the Seoul National Capital Area . Seongnam, the first planned city in Korea's history, was conceived during the era of President Park Chung-Hee for the purpose of industrializing the nation by concentrating electronic, textile, and petrochemical facilities there during the 1970s and 1980s. The city featured a network of roads, to Seoul and other major cities, from the early 1970s on. Today, Seongnam has merged with the metropolitan network of Seoul. Bundang , one of districts in Seongnam, was developed in the 1990s. To accelerate the dispersion of Seoul's population to its suburbs and relieve the congested Seoul metropolitan area, the Korean government has provided stimulus packages to large public corporations and private companies to be headquartered in the Bundang district. Bundang-gu is now home to prominent companies such as KT (formerly Korea Telecom), Korea Gas Corporation , KEPCO , and Korea Land Corporation
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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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