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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
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 Tourist spot * 4 Sister cities * 5 See also * 6 External links

MODERN HISTORY

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
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
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

TOURIST SPOT

* Munsu Fortress * Jangneung * Deokpojin * Aegi Peak * Daemyeong Port * DMZ Peace Trail

SISTER CITIES

* GLENDALE , United States
United States
* HAMPYEONG , South Korea
South Korea
* XINMIN , China
China

SEE ALSO

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

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