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18 BC as Michuhol 1995 AD as Incheon
Incheon
Metropolitan City

Subdivisions

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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 (Liberty Korea)

 • Council Chairman Ryu Su-yong

Area

 • Total 1,029.43 km2 (397.47 sq mi)

Population (January 2017)[1]

 • 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.kr

Incheon
Incheon
(Hangul: 인천; Hanja: 仁川; Korean pronunciation: [intɕʰʌn]; formerly romanized as Inchŏn; literally "kind river"), officially the Incheon
Incheon
Metropolitan City (인천광역시), is a city located in northwestern South Korea, bordering Seoul
Seoul
and Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
to the east. Inhabited since the Neolithic, Incheon
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
Seoul
and Busan. The city's growth has been assured in modern times with the development of its port due to its natural advantages as a coastal city and its proximity to the South Korean capital. It is part of the Seoul
Seoul
Capital Area, along with Seoul
Seoul
itself and Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
Province, forming the world's fourth largest metropolitan area by population. Incheon
Incheon
has since led the economic development of Korea by opening its port to the outside world, ushering in the modernization of Korea as a center of industrialization. In 2003, the city was designated as Korea’s first free economic zone. Since then, large local companies and global enterprises have increasingly invested in the Incheon
Incheon
Free Economic Zone, including Samsung
Samsung
which chose Songdo International City as its new investment destination for its bio industry. As an international city, Incheon
Incheon
has held numerous large scale international conferences, such as the Incheon
Incheon
Global Fair & Festival in 2009. The 17th Asian Games
Asian Games
Incheon
Incheon
2014 was also held in Incheon
Incheon
on 19 September 2014. Incheon
Incheon
has established itself as a major transportation hub in northeast Asia with the world-renowned Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
and Incheon
Incheon
Port. The city is also home to the Green Climate Fund, an international organization addressing environmental issues.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Major events

2 Education

2.1 Higher education 2.2 Primary and secondary schools

3 Climate 4 Economy 5 Transport

5.1 Air 5.2 Sea 5.3 Buses 5.4 Train 5.5 Subway

6 Free Economic Zone

6.1 New Songdo City 6.2 Yeongjong
Yeongjong
Island 6.3 Cheongna

7 Administrative divisions 8 Religion 9 Sports 10 Points of interest 11 People from Incheon 12 International relations

12.1 Twin towns – Sister cities

13 See also 14 References 15 External links

History[edit] The first historical record of the Incheon
Incheon
area dates back to 475 AD, during the reign of King Jangsu
King Jangsu
of Goguryeo, by the name of Michuhol, which is supposed to be located on today's Munhak Hill (문학산). The area underwent several name changes with successive kingdoms and dynasties. In Goryeo
Goryeo
era, Incheon
Incheon
was called Gyeongwon (경원) or Inju (인주). The current name was turned to Incheon
Incheon
in 1413.[citation needed] Later, Incheon
Incheon
County became Incheon Metropolitan Prefecture (dohobu, 도호부). Old Incheon
Incheon
consisted of today's southern Incheon
Incheon
(i.e. Jung-gu, Dong-gu, Nam-gu, Yeonsu-gu, and Namdong-gu) and northern part of Siheung
Siheung
City. The city centre was Gwangyo-dong, where the prefecture office (도호부청사) and the local academy (hyanggyo, 향교) were located. The "original" two remaining buildings of the Incheon
Incheon
prefecture office are located in Munhak Elementary School, while the newly built (in 2001) prefecture office buildings are right across from Munhak Baseball Stadium. Another historical name of the city, Jemulpo (alternatively Romanized as Chemulpo), was not widely used until the opening of the port in 1883.[2][3] After the opening of the Incheon
Incheon
port, the city centre moved from Gwangyo to Jemulpo. Today, either Jemulpo or Gwangyo-dong is considered "Original Incheon"(원인천). It was renamed as Jinsen during Japanese rule in Korean peninsula. In 1914, the Japanese colonial government merged outer parts of old Incheon
Incheon
(including the former centre of Gwangyo) with Bupyeong County, forming Bucheon
Bucheon
County.[citation needed] Through 1936 and 1940, some part of Bucheon
Bucheon
County was recombined into Incheon
Incheon
City, by which some part of "old" Bupyeong was annexed into Incheon. Incheon
Incheon
was originally part of Gyeonggi
Gyeonggi
Province, but was granted Directly Governed (now Metropolitan) City status on July 1, 1981; the city officially separated from the province. In 1989, neighbouring islands and Gyeyang township of Gimpo
Gimpo
County[4] were ceded to Incheon and in 1995 Geomdan township of Gimpo
Gimpo
Country and two counties of Ganghwa and Onjin were annexed to Incheon
Incheon
Metropolitan City. Incheon
Incheon
was known as Inchon prior to South Korea's adoption of a new Romanization system in 2000. Major events[edit] The city was the site of the Battle of Chemulpo Bay, where the first shots of the Russo-Japanese War
Russo-Japanese War
were fired. During the Korean War, Incheon
Incheon
was occupied by North Korean troops on 4 September 1950. Eleven days later, Incheon
Incheon
was the site of the Battle of Inchon, when United States
United States
troops landed to relieve pressure on the Pusan Perimeter
Pusan Perimeter
and to launch a United Nations
United Nations
offensive northward. The result was a decisive UN victory and it was recaptured on 19 September 1950.[5] The USS Inchon was named after the tide-turning battle that ensued. Incheon
Incheon
has also hosted a series of major international events. The Global Fair & Festival 2009 Incheon
Incheon
was held in the Songdo District in August 2009. It was open from 7 August to 25 October for a period of 80 days. It was a comprehensive international event with global institutions and corporations as participants.Various musicians and artists performed during the event. The city hosted a meeting of the G20
G20
Finance Ministers in February 2010.[6] Incheon
Incheon
was the site of the third Global Model United Nations Conference, held from 10th to the 14th of August 2011. It first hosted the Incheon Women Artists' Biennale in 2004 which expanded into welcoming international artists in its subsequent 2007, 2009[7] and 2011. Incheon
Incheon
hosted the Asian Games
Asian Games
in 2014. Education[edit] On 27 February 2007, Incheon
Incheon
declared itself an "English City," and inaugurated the " Incheon
Incheon
Free English Zone" program. The goal of the program is to make the city as proficient in English as Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Singapore.[8] This is for the ultimate purpose of establishing Incheon as a commercial and business hub of northeast Asia (see Free Economic Zone below). The official slogan of the program is "Smile with English." Higher education[edit] Incheon
Incheon
is home to a number of colleges and universities:

Gyeongin National University of Education
Gyeongin National University of Education
Incheon
Incheon
campus Inha University
Inha University
(formerly Inha Institute of Technology) Gachon University
Gachon University
Medical·Ganghwa campus Gyeongin Women's College Inha Technical College Incheon
Incheon
Catholic University Incheon
Incheon
City College Incheon
Incheon
National University Jaineung College University of Utah
University of Utah
Asia Campus SUNY South Korea Anyang University
Anyang University
Ganghwa campus Yonsei University
Yonsei University
International campus Korea Polytechnics Ⅱ Seongsan Hyo University Juan International University

See also: Category:Universities and colleges in Incheon Primary and secondary schools[edit] International schools:

Chadwick International School Songdo Overseas Chinese Primary and Middle/High School, Incheon (인천화교소·중산중고등학교)[9] Cheongna Dalton School

Climate[edit] Incheon
Incheon
has a humid subtropical climate,[10] and humid continental climate[11] (Köppen Cwa/Dwa, respectively). Like other metropolitan city, incheon has a strong effect of urban heat island effect. [12] Incheon's climate is about average compared to the rest of Korea, with 8 locations being cooler and 10 locations being warmer, and with 9 locations being wetter and 9 locations being drier.[13] Incheon
Incheon
experiences each of its four seasons, distinctly feeling the rise and fall of temperature and humidity. The temperature however, never rises to an extreme, and the climate of the city is essentially mild. Incheon
Incheon
is swept by the seasonal winds as the northwesterly winds strike the city in the winter and the summer in Incheon
Incheon
is affected by gusts of the warm southwesterly winds.[14]

Climate data for Incheon
Incheon
(1981–2010, extremes 1904–present)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 15.8 (60.4) 18.2 (64.8) 21.9 (71.4) 32.7 (90.9) 31.2 (88.2) 33.8 (92.8) 38.9 (102) 38.9 (102) 33.4 (92.1) 28.6 (83.5) 26.2 (79.2) 17.5 (63.5) 38.9 (102)

Average high °C (°F) 1.7 (35.1) 4.4 (39.9) 9.6 (49.3) 16.1 (61) 21.3 (70.3) 25.4 (77.7) 27.6 (81.7) 29.0 (84.2) 25.5 (77.9) 19.7 (67.5) 11.8 (53.2) 4.7 (40.5) 16.4 (61.5)

Daily mean °C (°F) −2.1 (28.2) 0.3 (32.5) 5.1 (41.2) 11.3 (52.3) 16.4 (61.5) 20.9 (69.6) 24.0 (75.2) 25.2 (77.4) 21.1 (70) 15.0 (59) 7.6 (45.7) 0.9 (33.6) 12.1 (53.8)

Average low °C (°F) −5.4 (22.3) −3.1 (26.4) 1.7 (35.1) 7.6 (45.7) 12.8 (55) 17.6 (63.7) 21.5 (70.7) 22.4 (72.3) 17.5 (63.5) 11.0 (51.8) 3.9 (39) −2.6 (27.3) 8.7 (47.7)

Record low °C (°F) −21.0 (−5.8) −18.4 (−1.1) −13.8 (7.2) −3.6 (25.5) 3.4 (38.1) 8.7 (47.7) 12.8 (55) 14.4 (57.9) 5.3 (41.5) −3.2 (26.2) −12.0 (10.4) −18.6 (−1.5) −21.0 (−5.8)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.6 (0.811) 20.8 (0.819) 40.5 (1.594) 57.7 (2.272) 100.3 (3.949) 112.0 (4.409) 319.6 (12.583) 285.8 (11.252) 153.5 (6.043) 53.4 (2.102) 51.0 (2.008) 19.3 (0.76) 1,234.4 (48.598)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.6 5.3 6.7 7.3 8.7 9.7 14.9 12.5 8.2 6.2 8.5 7.3 101.9

Average snowy days 7.6 4.3 2.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 5.8 21.9

Average relative humidity (%) 61.5 61.8 63.4 64.1 70.3 74.8 82.2 79.1 73.1 67.3 63.9 62.0 68.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 178.0 181.5 204.9 219.4 231.4 203.4 156.8 191.0 197.6 211.2 168.6 171.0 2,314.9

Percent possible sunshine 58.0 59.5 55.3 55.6 52.7 46.1 35.0 45.4 52.9 60.6 55.2 57.3 52.0

Source: Korea Meteorological Administration[15][16][17] (percent sunshine and snowy days)[18]

Economy[edit] Incheon
Incheon
forms the heart of Capital Industrial Region. During the industrialization of South Korea, several industrial complexes were built throughout the city, and as a result, the city was largely dependent on manufacturing industry. But with the designation of Incheon Free Economic Zone in 2003, the city is now making an effort to foster new growth industries. Major industrial parks include Bupyeong industrial complex, which hosts GM Incheon
Incheon
plant(formerly a GM Daewoo Incheon
Incheon
plant), Juan industrial complex, and Namdong Industrial complex. In recent years, bio industry is emerging as a new growth industry of the city. Currently, with the total production capacity of 330kℓ per year, the city ranks 2nd in the world by production capacity along with San Francisco, United States. The capacity is under expansion, and after completion in 2018, the city will rank 1st with the production capacity of 510kℓ.[19] Also, logistics industry is also experiencing a rapid growth, thanks to Incheon
Incheon
Airport, which was ranked fourth in the world by cargo traffic, and the expansion of Incheon
Incheon
Port. Transport[edit] Incheon
Incheon
is a major domestic and international transport hub for Korea.

Inside Incheon
Incheon
International Airport

Air[edit] Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
is South Korea's primary international airport and a regional air hub. In 2015 it was the world's 22nd busiest airport by passenger traffic, with 49,412,750 passengers.[20] There were a total of 305,446 flights (300,634 international, 4,812 domestic) to and from Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
in 2015, an average of 837 flights (824 international, 13 domestic) daily. 50.9% of the flights were serviced by Korea’s two main carriers, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, with low-cost and foreign carriers servicing the remaining 49.1%.[21] The airport is experiencing a rapid increase in passengers, and the opening of the 2nd terminal in December 2017 should spur additional traffic. Also featured in the Korean drama series, "Air City." Sea[edit] Incheon's sea port is the second largest port in Korea after Busan's sea port. The International Passenger Terminal located at the port offers ferries to five cities in China: Dalian, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dandong, and Weihai. There are also ferries to Incheon's outlying islands as well as Baengnyeong Island
Baengnyeong Island
inside of the Northern Limit Line. Buses[edit] Incheon
Incheon
Bus Terminal, located at its eponymous subway stop, offers express bus transportation to all parts of Korea. Many city bus lines offer transportation within city limits as well as to the neighboring cities of Bucheon, Gimpo, Seoul, and Siheung. Many BRT lines offer transportation between Seoul
Seoul
and Incheon. Train[edit] Local service to Guro, Seoul, Cheongnyangni, Uijeongbu
Uijeongbu
and Soyosan is offered by Seoul's subway Line 1. The line has 11 stations within Incheon
Incheon
and connects to the Incheon Subway
Incheon Subway
at Bupyeong and Juan stations. Rapid service on the same line to Yongsan Station
Yongsan Station
in Seoul
Seoul
depart from Dongincheon station and stops at major stations. The Airport Express (AREX) line runs from Incheon
Incheon
International Airport to Seoul
Seoul
Station via Gimpo
Gimpo
International Airport. The Incheon- Gimpo
Gimpo
section was opened in March 2007 and was extended to Seoul
Seoul
station in December 2010. Passengers can choose a high-speed service stopping only at Incheon
Incheon
airport and Seoul, which takes 43 minutes but departs only every half-hour; or the all-station service which takes 53 minutes but leaves every six minutes. KTX
KTX
service was introduced on the AREX
AREX
line on 30 June 2014, with stops at Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
Station and Geoman Station. There are additional plans to use the newly built Suin Line
Suin Line
to bring KTX
KTX
service to Incheon Station
Incheon Station
by 2021.[22] Subway[edit] Main article: Incheon
Incheon
Subway The Incheon Subway
Incheon Subway
has two subway lines serving the city. The first line connects to the Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Subway system at Bupyeong Station ( Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1), and AREX
AREX
line at Gyeyang Station. It connects International Business District Station
International Business District Station
in Songdo to Gyeyang Station. The line has 28 stations on 29.4 kilometres (18.3 miles) of track. The line also has transfer stations with the Suin Line
Suin Line
at Woninjae Station, with the Incheon Subway
Incheon Subway
Line 2 at Incheon
Incheon
City Hall Station, and with Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 7 at Bupyeong-gu Office Station. Incheon Subway
Incheon Subway
Line 2 opened in July 2016 and runs from Geomdan Oryu Station to Unyeon Station. The automated line is 29.2 kilometres (18.1 miles) long, and has 27 stations, including transfer stations at Geomam Station
Geomam Station
with the AREX
AREX
line, Juan Station
Juan Station
with Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1 and Incheon Subway
Incheon Subway
Line 2 at Incheon
Incheon
City Hall Station. The Incheon
Incheon
subway is operated by the Incheon
Incheon
Rapid Transit Corporation (IRTC). There are additional plans for a third subway line in Incheon. Korail
Korail
has also constructed a new commuter rail line named Suin Line. The line opened in 2012 from Oido Station
Oido Station
in Siheung
Siheung
to Songdo Station in Incheon. It was then extended in 2016, and now reaches Incheon Station where passengers can transfer to Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1. In 2017, the line will be extended from Oido Station
Oido Station
to Suwon
Suwon
Station. SMRT (one of three operating companies of Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Subway) has extended Seoul
Seoul
Metropolitan Subway Line 7 to Bupyeong-gu office by 2011 and provided transfers to the Incheon Subway
Incheon Subway
system. It has 3 stations within Incheon. By 2020, he line will further be extended westwards to Seongnam
Seongnam
Station where it will be possible to transfer to Incheon Subway
Incheon Subway
Line 2. Free Economic Zone[edit] The Incheon Free Economic Zone consists of the three regions of Songdo, Cheongna, and the island of Yeongjong, and has a total area of 51,739 acres (20,938 ha). The goal of IFEZ is to transform these three areas into hubs for logistics, international business, leisure, and tourism for the Northeast Asian region. The term 'Free Economic Zone' applies to the development in these three areas with the aim of improving the business environment for foreign-invested enterprises and the living conditions for foreigners. The zone is a specially designated area to create the most favorable business and living environment where foreign nationals can live and invest freely and conveniently. Incheon's Free Economic Zone, the first in Korea, was officially designated by the Korean government in August 2003. IFEZ is planned to be a self-contained living and business district featuring air and sea transportation, a logistics complex, an international business center, financial services, residences, schools and hospitals, and shopping and entertainment centres. New Songdo City[edit] Songdo International City began development in 1994 and is being built on reclaimed land. It is designated to become a center of diverse international businesses, a hub for international trade, an area for knowledge-based technologies, and a place for eco-friendly urban living. Construction is due to be completed in 2020.

Development size: 13,162 acres (53.26 km2) Planned population: 252,000 persons Construction duration: 1994~2020

Yeongjong
Yeongjong
Island[edit] As of 2012[update], Yeongjong
Yeongjong
International City’s 34,183 acres (13,833 ha) centering on the Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
is being developed as an eco-friendly airport city scheduled to be completed by 2020. Paradise Co, a South Korean casino operator, said in October 2013 that it will build the country’s largest casino on Yeongjong
Yeongjong
Island.[23] Cheongna[edit] The Cheongna district, on the mainland adjacent Yeongjong
Yeongjong
Island, will focus on entertainment and will feature a world class theme park. It will also be a residential area with sports facilities, a floriculture complex, and a business area specially designed for international finance.

Development Size: 4,394 acres (1,778 ha) Planned population: 90,000 persons Duration: 2004~2008

Administrative divisions[edit] Main article: List of districts and counties of Incheon

Administrative divisions

Incheon
Incheon
is divided into 8 districts (gu) and 2 counties (gun).

Bupyeong District
Bupyeong District
(부평구; 富平區) Dong District (동구; 東區) Gyeyang District
Gyeyang District
(계양구; 桂陽區) Jung District (중구; 中區) Nam District (남구; 南區) Namdong District
Namdong District
(남동구; 南洞區) Seo District (서구; 西區) Yeonsu District
Yeonsu District
(연수구; 延壽區) Ganghwa County
Ganghwa County
(강화군; 江華郡) Ongjin County (옹진군; 甕津郡)

The northwestern islands of Baengnyeong Island, Yeonpyeong
Yeonpyeong
Island, Daecheong Island, and the much smaller Socheong Island are part of Ongjin County.

Religion[edit]

Religion in Incheon
Incheon
(2005)[24]   Not religious (50.1%)    Protestantism
Protestantism
(22.4%)    Buddhism
Buddhism
(13.8%)   Catholicism (13.7%)

According to the census of 2005, of the people of Incheon
Incheon
36.1% follow Christianity
Christianity
(22.4% Protestantism
Protestantism
and 13.7% Catholicism) and 13.8% follow Buddhism.[24] 50.1% of the population is mostly not religious or follow Muism
Muism
and other indigenous religions. Sports[edit]

Incheon
Incheon
Asiad Main Stadium, main stadium of 2014 Asian Games

Incheon
Incheon
is home to the following professional and semi professional sports teams: Association football: The K League Classic team Incheon
Incheon
United FC. The Incheon
Incheon
team was known to have a popular rivalry against former Bucheon
Bucheon
SK (now Jeju United), due to the teams' close geographical relationship. The WK League
WK League
team is named Hyundai Steel Red Angels. Baseball: The KBO League
KBO League
team SK Wyverns. The first Incheon-based pro-baseball team was Sammi (one of the major steel companies in the 1980s) Superstars. Basketball: The KBL team Incheon Electroland Elephants
Incheon Electroland Elephants
and WKBL team Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds
Incheon Shinhan Bank S-Birds
are based in Incheon. Ice hockey: The Daemyung Killer Whales
Daemyung Killer Whales
of the Asia League Ice Hockey play their games at Incheon's Seonhak Ice Rink. Volleyball: The V-League teams are Incheon
Incheon
Korean Air
Korean Air
Jumbos and Incheon
Incheon
Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders. Munhak Sports Complex: The Munahk Sports Complex houses both a football stadium and a baseball stadium. The football stadium was Incheon's venue for the 2002 Football World Cup, and is also the home venue for Incheon
Incheon
United. The baseball stadium is the home venue for the SK Wyverns. In April 2007, Incheon
Incheon
was selected as the host city for the 2014 Asian Games, beating out New Delhi.[25] Yeonhui Cricket Ground: Yeonhui Cricket Ground is a newly built cricket stadium in Incheon. The 2014 Asian Games
2014 Asian Games
will feature cricket for both the men's and the women's event and this ground will be used for the scheduled cricket matches to be played in the games. It has been reported that the crowd capacity of this ground will be 2,353. This first cricket stadium in South Korea. Incheon Football Stadium
Incheon Football Stadium
(Sungui Arena): Incheon Football Stadium
Incheon Football Stadium
is the first football-only stadium in Incheon. It was built in 2012 with a capacity for 20,891 spectators. Points of interest[edit] A number of Korea's western islands, including Ganghwa Island, Yeongjong
Yeongjong
Island, and Baengnyeong Island
Baengnyeong Island
are also administered by Incheon. Baengnyeong Island
Baengnyeong Island
is South Korea's westernmost point.

Bupyeong Station
Bupyeong Station
is where the Seoul
Seoul
Subway Line 1 and Incheon
Incheon
subway line intersect. There is a large under ground shopping center there mostly selling trendy women's clothing and cell phones. Above ground, there are many restaurants, additional shops, and a Lotte Mart. Jayu (Freedom) Park is a park near the city's port. The statue of General Douglas MacArthur, as well as a memorial to the centennial anniversary of U.S. and Korea relations is located there. Chinatown
Chinatown
is Korea's only official Chinatown, located across from Incheon Station
Incheon Station
near Jayu Park. Incheon Bus Terminal
Incheon Bus Terminal
refers to an area surrounding the city's bus terminal. There is also a performance venue and a subway station. Within this area of Guwol-dong is Rodeo Street, a busy central square packed with restaurants and department stores. Wolmido
Wolmido
is the location of Green Beach, one of the landing sites for MacArthur's invasion force. It is now a local tourist attraction with a boardwalk, an amusement park and many raw fish restaurants. Ferries run from Wolmido
Wolmido
to Yeongjongdo and Jakyakdo. Jakyakdo is a tiny island located in the harbor close between Wolmido and Yeongjongdo. There are many walkways and picnic spots, a restaurant, and seasonal rental rooms. Incheon
Incheon
Landing Operation Memorial Hall is a plaza and small museum dedicated to the Incheon
Incheon
Landing. Weapons and artifacts from the war and operation are displayed. Incheon
Incheon
Dohobu Cheongsa is the old government complex for Incheon. Located near Munhak Stadium, it has existed since at least the reign of King Sejong, about 1424 AD. Ara Canal
Ara Canal
is a waterway connecting the Han River and the Yellow Sea. Along the canal is a park and a bike path that is increasingly becoming popular with the locals.

Monument to 100 years of friendship between Korea and the USA in Jayu Park

The statue of MacArthur at Jayu Park

A walkway in Jayu Park

The only official Chinatown
Chinatown
in South Korea

Port of Incheon

Incheon
Incheon
Bridge

The tiny island of Jakyakdo

People from Incheon[edit]

Hapkido
Hapkido
Grand Master Bong Soohan Myung Jaenam Kim Ryeowook, Super Junior Kim Hyoyeon, Girls' Generation Choi Minho, Shinee Kim Gura Kim Namil, footballer Cho Yonghyung, footballer Shin Ji, Koyote Yoon Chae-kyung, APRIL Kang Hyejung, actress Kim Eunjung, footballer Lee Sunghyun, kickboxer Bang Yongguk, B.A.P Goo Hyesun, actress Hyolyn, Sistar Roh Jihoon, singer under Cube Entertainment Ryu Hyunjin, Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
pitcher for the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dodgers Park Choa, AOA Bang Minah, Girl's Day Kang Daesung, BIGBANG Nam Jihyun Kyung Soo-jin Kim Young-kwang JinJoo Lee, DNCE Seo Jisoo, Jung Yein, Kei, Lovelyz Jung Ye-rin, Kim Ye-won, GFriend Rhythm Power members

International relations[edit] See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in South Korea Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

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Incheon
Incheon
is twinned with:[26]

Burbank, California, United States
United States
(1961) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
United States
United States
(1983) Anchorage, Alaska, United States
United States
(1986) Kitakyushu, Japan
Japan
(1988) Tianjin, China
China
(1993) Dalian, China
China
(1994)[27] Hai Phong, Vietnam
Vietnam
(1997) Panama
Panama
City, Panama
Panama
(2000)[28] Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel
(2000) Alexandria, Egypt
Egypt
(2000) Honululu, United States
United States
(2003) Chongqing, China
China
(2007) Mérida, Mexico
Mexico
(2007) Manila, Philippines
Philippines
(2008) Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia
(2009) Yekaterinburg, Russia
Russia
(2009) Banten
Banten
Province, Indonesia
Indonesia
(2009) Kobe, Japan
Japan
(2010)[29] Vladivostok, Russia
Russia
(2012) Caloocan, Philippines
Philippines
(2015)[30]

See also[edit]

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South Korea
portal

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Chinatown

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