|• Revised Romanization||Dongducheon-si|
Dongducheon seen from Jihaeng Station
Location in South Korea
|Administrative divisions||7 dong, 145 tong, 1172 ban|
|• Total||95.66 km2 (36.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||864/km2 (2,240/sq mi)|
The city located to the north of Seoul is strategically important for the defence of the Korean capital.The main camps of the US Second Infantry Division are located in the city with the division command at Uijeongbu City.
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.
In 1963, the status was raised into Tongducheon town (eup). In 1981, Dongducheon city was established including Yangju county.
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 previous US Army installation turned back over to South Korea.
Also, maple festival takes place around several streets and parts of the city.
There are 10 high schools, 15 middle schools and 38 elementary schools. Also one university, that is Hanbuk University.
U.S. Military Bases
- http://www.ddc21.net/_foreign/eng/m02/a02_b01_c01.asp Homepage of Dongducheon city(eng)
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