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Gimpo
Gimpo
(Korean pronunciation: [kim.pʰo]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It borders 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
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
Gimpo Airport
(formerly Kimpo International Airport) used to be located inside the city, but is now part of 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 Tourist spot 4 Sister cities 5 See also 6 External links

Modern history[edit] In 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. In 1973, Gyeyang and Ojeong towns of Bucheon were transferred to Gimpo. In 1989, parts of Gyeyang town were ceded to Incheon, giving Incheon
Incheon
a border with southwestern Seoul. The airport at Kimpo(Gimpo)was known as "K-14" Air Force Base during the Korean War. Sabre jets were based and operated from K-14 to "Mig Alley" located in the north western area of North Korea, and where air combat would take place with enemy Mig aircraft. A large number of U.S. Air Force bases were located thru out South Korea
South Korea
during the Korean War, and each of them had a "K" number, again with Kimpo being K-14, and with the "K" meaning Korea. Statistics[edit]

Tourist spot[edit]

Munsu Fortress Jangneung Deokpojin Aegi Peak Daemyeong Port DMZ Peace Trail

Sister cities[edit]

Glendale, United States Hampyeong, South Korea Xinmin, China

See also[edit]

List of cities in South Korea Geography of South Korea Seoul
Seoul
National Capital Area Gimpo
Gimpo
International Airport Gimpo
Gimpo
Peninsula

External links[edit]

City government website (in English) City government website (in Korean)

v t e

Gyeonggi Province

Suwon
Suwon
(capital)

Specific cities

Ansan

Danwon Sangnok

Anyang

Dongan Manan

Bucheon

(no district subdivisions)

Goyang

Deogyang Ilsandong Ilsanseo

Hwaseong

(no district subdivisions)

Namyangju

(no district subdivisions)

Seongnam

Bundang Jungwon Sujeong

Suwon

Gwonseon Jangan Paldal Yeongtong

Yongin

Cheoin Giheung Suji

Cities

Anseong Dongducheon Gimpo Gunpo Guri Gwacheon Gwangju Gwangmyeong Hanam Icheon Osan Paju Pocheon Pyeongtaek Siheung Uijeongbu Uiwang Yangju Yeoju

Counties

Gapyeong Yangpyeong Yeoncheon

v t e

Cities in South Korea

Special
Special
city

Seoul

Metropolitan city

Busan Daegu Daejeon Gwangju Incheon Ulsan

Metropolitan autonomous city

Sejong

Provincial capital

Andong ChangwonB CheongjuB Chuncheon HongseongC JeonjuB JejuD MuanC SuwonB

Specific city

Ansan Anyang BucheonE Cheonan GimhaeE Goyang HwaseongE NamyangjuE Pohang Seongnam Yongin

Municipal city

Anseong Asan Boryeong Chungju Dangjin Dongducheon Donghae Gangneung Geoje Gimcheon Gimje Gimpo Gongju Gumi Gunpo Guri Gunsan Gwacheon Gwangju Gwangmyeong Gwangyang Gyeongju Gyeongsan Gyeryong Hanam Icheon Iksan Jecheon Jeongeup Jinju Miryang Mokpo Mungyeong Namwon Naju Nonsan Osan Paju Pocheon Pyeongtaek Sacheon Samcheok Sangju Seosan Siheung Sokcho Suncheon Taebaek Tongyeong Uijeongbu Uiwang Wonju Yangju Yangsan Yeoju Yeongcheon Yeongju Yeosu

Administrative city

Seogwipo

Note: A also a provincial capital; B also designated as a special-status city; C a county, not a city; D also designated as an administrative city; and E does not have gus

Coordinates: 37°42′0″N 126°36′0″E / 37.70000°N 126.60000°E / 37.70000; 126.60000

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