Bukhan River

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Bukhan (북한강)
River
Gapyeong-korea.jpg
The Bukhan River flowing through Gapyeong, South Korea.
Countries North Korea (PRK), South Korea (KOR)
Provinces Kangwon (PRK), Gangwon (KOR), Gyeonggi (KOR)
Tributaries
 - right Yanggu Seocheon, Soyang River
Source Taebaek Mountains [1][2]
 - location Okpat Peak, Kumgang, Kangwon, North Korea [a]
Mouth Han River
 - location Dumulmeori, Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi, South Korea [b]
Length 482 km (300 mi) [3]
Basin 23,292 km2 (8,993 sq mi) [3]
Bukhan River
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Bukhan-gang
McCune–Reischauer Pukhan'gang

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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Okpat Peak (1,240.7m, Chosŏn'gŭl: 옥밭봉; hancha: 옥밭峰; MR: Okpat'pong)
    The peak is also known as Okbal Peak (옥발봉) or Okjeon Peak (옥전봉) in the South.
  2. ^ Dumulmeori (Hangul: 두물머리; RR: Dumulmeori)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 북한지도집 [Map of North Korea] (PDF) (in Korean). National Geographic Information Institute, Republic of Korea. November 2013. pp. 182–183. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  2. ^ 2013년 한국하천일람 [List of Rivers of South Korea, 2013] (PDF) (in Korean). Han River Flood Control Office, Republic of Korea. 31 December 2012. p. 28. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b HRFCO 2012, pp. 96-97.

Coordinates: 37°31′36″N 127°18′38″E / 37.52667°N 127.31056°E / 37.52667; 127.31056