Munsan

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Munsan
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 문산읍
 • Hanja 汶山邑
 • Revised Romanization Munsan-eup
 • McCune–Reischauer Munsan ŭp
Country South Korea
Area
 • Total 47.37 km2 (18.29 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 28,880
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)

Munsan is an administrative division (eup) of Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. It lies on the south bank of the Imjin River, close to the edge of the Demilitarized Zone and near Panmunjom and the Joint Security Area.

Munsan has a heavy military presence because of the proximity to the South Korean border with North Korea. At the time of the Korean War it was known as Munsa-an-ni. Munsan was the scene of Operation Tomahawk on 23 March 1951, an attempt by U.S. airborne troops to cut off retreating People's Volunteer Army and Korean People's Army forces.

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