Paju

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Paju
파주시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Paju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer P'aju-si
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Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 5 eup, 9 myeon, 2 dong
Area
 • Total 672.56 km2 (259.68 sq mi)
Population (April 2013)
 • Total 405,551
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Paju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Paju was made a city in 1997; it had previously been a county (gun).[1]

The city is located just south of Panmunjeom on the 38th parallel. To defend the Korean capital, Seoul, many US and Korean army bases are set up in the city.[2] In 2002, the northernmost South Korean railway station, Dorasan, was opened. North Korean territory and Kaesong City can be seen from Mount Dora in the city.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Paju is divided as follows:

  • Beobwon-eup (법원읍)
  • Paju-eup (파주읍)
  • Munsan-eup (문산읍)
  • Jori-eup (조리읍)
  • Wollong-myeon (월롱면)
  • Papyeong-myeon (파평면)
  • Jeokseong-myeon (적성면)
  • Gwangtan-myeon (광탄면)
  • Tanhyeon-myeon (탄현면)
  • Gunnae-myeon (군내면)
    • Jangdan-myeon (장단면)
    • Jinseo-myeon (진서면)
    • Jindong-myeon (진동면)
  • Gyoha-dong (교하동)
  • Geumchon1(il)-dong (금촌1동)
    • Maekgeum-dong (맥금동)
    • Yadong-dong (야동동)
    • Geomsan-dong (검산동)
    • Adong-dong (아동동)
    • Geumchon dong (금촌동 - 1)
  • Geumchon-2(ii)-dong (금촌2동)
    • Geumneung-dong (금릉동)
    • Geumchon-dong (금촌동 - 2)
  • Unjeong 1(il)-dong / Wadong-dong(운정1동/와동동)
  • Unjeong 2(ii)-dong (운정2동)
  • Unjeong 3(Sam)-dong (운정3동)
  • Sangjisuk-dong (상지석동)
  • Hajisuk-dong (하지석동)

Military bases[edit]

  • Camp Bonifas and Camp Liberty-Bell (home to US/ROKA Joint Security Area)
  • Camp Dodge – closed
  • Camp Edwards – closed
  • Camp Garry Owen – closed
  • Camp Giant – closed
  • Camp Greaves – closed
  • Camp Howze – closed
  • Camp Irwin – closed
  • Camp Pelham – closed
  • Camp Semper Fidelis (home of 1st Provisional DMZ Police Co., 1st Marine Div. 1953-1956)
  • Camp Stanton – closed
  • Multi-Purpose Live Fire Complex (MLFC), also called Rodriguez Range or Rodriguez Live Fire Complex

Military cemetery[edit]

The Cemetery for North Korean and Chinese Soldiers was established in 1996 to hold the remains of Korean People's Army and Chinese People's Volunteer Army soldiers killed during the Korean War.[3] In March 2014 the Chinese remains were repatriated for reburial in Shenyang, China.[4]

Attractions[edit]

Notable people[edit]

In media[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Paju is twinned with the following places:[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome to Paju City
  2. ^ South Korea hosts Asia’s largest book festival in Paju
  3. ^ "Remains of NK Soldiers Buried at Enemy Cemetery". Korea Times (Seoul). June 10, 2000. Retrieved May 13, 2014.   – via Questia (subscription required)
  4. ^ "S. Korea, China to hold talks on remains of Chinese war dead". GlobalPost. Yonhap. January 20, 2014. ; "China to build new site for burial of its war dead from S. Korea". GlobalPost. Yonhap. February 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lee, Cin Woo (16 March 2012). "Beyond Seoul: 19 reasons to explore Korea". CNN Go. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Lee Tae-hoon (February 20, 2012). "Business booms for illegal brothels on South Korea border". The Korea Times. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sister cities of Paju". http://en.paju.go.kr. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°52′N 126°48′E / 37.867°N 126.800°E / 37.867; 126.800