Anjeong-ri

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Anjeong-ri
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 안정리
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Anjeong-ri
 • McCune–Reischauer Anjŏng-ri
Country South Korea

Anjeong-ri is a community located in Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.[1] It is located on the perimeter of Camp Humphreys, a United States Army garrison undergoing rapid expansion.

History[edit]

In 1919, during the period of Japanese rule, the government built an airfield in Anjeong-ri. This airfield was enlarged over the years and by 1941 contained the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Establishment Corps 302, a group of fighter planes, including the Mitsubishi Zero. In 1945, following the defeat of Japan in WWII, the base was used by American forces. It is currently[when?] under expansion to become the largest military base in South Korea, combining Republic of Korea Army and US Army forces. The village of Anjeong-ri is expanding to meet the infrastructure needs as the civilian and military population grows.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "행정동과 법정동". Pyeongtaek City Government. 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  2. ^ Choi, Seungbeom (2003). "The evolution of Community Development Governance in Korean: The Case of US Camp Humphreys and Its Neighborhood". Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Seoul Association for Public Administration: 275–291. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 

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Coordinates: 36°57′36″N 127°02′42″E / 36.960°N 127.045°E / 36.960; 127.045