Gapyeong County

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Gapyeong
가평군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gapyeong-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Kap'yŏng-gun
Bukhan river flowing through Gapyeong.
Bukhan river flowing through Gapyeong.
Official logo of Gapyeong
Emblem of Gapyeong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 5 myeon
Area
 • Total 843.26 km2 (325.58 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 55,415
 • Density 65.7/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Gapyeong County is a county in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It was the scene of the Battle of Kapyong, a major battle of the Korean War.

Gapyeong is also well known for its natural beauty. It borders the mountainous province of Gangwon on the east. The north branch of the Han River flows through the area. Several reservoirs and resorts are located in the county.

Train service to Gapyeong then provides an easy taxi ride to the resort island of Namiseom. A short 3 minute ferry then takes the traveler to the island which provides food and lodging in harmony with nature.

Education[edit]

The Cheongshim Graduate School of Theology is a school run by the Unification Church. It is located at Seorak-myeon, and was dedicated on January 28, 2004. It is a post-graduate institution teaching Unification theology.

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Coordinates: 37°49′54″N 127°30′35″E / 37.83165°N 127.509592°E / 37.83165; 127.509592