The Bukhan River flowing through Gapyeong.
The Bukhan River (North Han River) is a tributary of the Han River that flows through both North and South Korea. It traverses Kangwon province in North Korea and Gangwon and Gyeonggi provinces in South Korea.
The Bukhan River's headwaters lie in North Korea near Geumgangsan; this early portion of the river is often called the Geumgangcheon, or "Geumgang Stream." It crosses the Korean Demilitarized Zone and enters Hwacheon County, flowing south through Chuncheon and then west through Gapyeong. It joins with the Namhan River in Yangseo-myeon, Yangpyeong, to form the Han River.
The total area of the Bukhan watershed is 11,343 km2 (4,380 sq mi). Of this, more than half (7,788 km²) lies within South Korea.
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