Gimpo

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Gimpo
김포시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gimpo-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Kimp'o-si
Official logo of Gimpo
Emblem of Gimpo
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 5 myeon, 4 dong
Area
 • Total 276.6 km2 (106.8 sq mi)
Population (2013 Jun)
 • Total 300,000
 • Density 1,084.59/km2 (2,809.1/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Gimpo is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It borders on Incheon, with which it shares the South Korean side of the Han River estuary, as well as Seoul and the lesser cities of Paju and Goyang. North Korea is across the Han River. The current mayor is Young-Rok,Yoo. The city's population of more than 300,000 is made up of more than 71,000 households.

Gimpo Airport (formerly Kimpo International Airport) used to be located inside the city, but is now part of Seoul. Tertiary educational institutions located in the city include Kimpo College and Joong-ang Seungga University. There are 27 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 8 high schools, including Gimpo Foreign Language High School. Three elementary schools, two middle, and two high schools are located in the city called Tongjin.

Modern history[edit]

In 1914, Yangcheon county and Gimpo county were merged. Yangcheon county was separated into 2 towns (Yangdong and Yangseo). In 1958, Yeouido international airport was relocated to Gimpo. In 1963, Yangdong and Yangseo towns were incorporated into Yeongdeungpo-gu; it includes Gimpo airport. In 1973, Gyeyang and Ojeong towns of Bucheon were transferred to Gimpo. In 1989, parts of Gyeyang town were ceded to Incheon, giving Incheon a border with southwestern Seoul.

Statistics[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°42′0″N 126°36′0″E / 37.70000°N 126.60000°E / 37.70000; 126.60000