Dongducheon

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Dongducheon
동두천시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Dongducheon-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Tongduch'ŏn-si
Jihaeng Station in Dongducheon
Jihaeng Station in Dongducheon
Official logo of Dongducheon
Emblem of Dongducheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 7 dong, 145 tong, 1172 ban
Area
 • Total 95.66 km2 (36.93 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 82,623
 • Density 864/km2 (2,240/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul
Website Dongducheon Office

Dongducheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

To the north of Seoul, the city is strategically important for the defense of the Korean capital. The main camps of the United States Second Infantry Division are in the city; the division command is at Uijeongbu.

History[edit]

Ancient[edit]

During Goguryeo, dynasty was going down into Korean peninsula and Dongducheon came to parts of Goguryeo as a part of naeulmae hyun (kinds of ancient village). Later Dongducheon promoted into Sacheon village of Unified Silla in North South States Period. It was the part of Yangju in Goryeo.[1]

Modern[edit]

In 1963, the status was raised into Tongducheon town (eup). In 1981, Dongducheon city was established including Yangju county.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics of land use.

Festival[edit]

Since 1999, Dongducheon has annually hosted the Dongducheon Rock Festival, one of the biggest rock festivals in South Korea. In 2007, the festival was held at Camp Nimble, a former US Army installation returned to South Korea.

A maple festival takes place around several streets and parts of the city.

Education[edit]

There are 10 high schools, 15 middle schools, 38 elementary schools, and Hanbuk University.

U.S. Military Bases[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ddc21.net/_foreign/eng/m02/a02_b01_c01.asp Homepage of Dongducheon city(eng)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°55′N 127°04′E / 37.917°N 127.067°E / 37.917; 127.067