Yangju

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Yangju
양주시
Municipal City
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yangju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Yangju-si
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Official logo of Yangju
Emblem of Yangju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 4 myeon, 6 dong
Area
 • Total 310.1 km2 (119.7 sq mi)
Population (2009 Dec)
 • Total 189,492
 • Density 611.1/km2 (1,583/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Yangju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Yangju is located south of Dongducheon and north of Uijeongbu not far from Seoul.

Attractions[edit]

Yangju is home to the Jangheun Art Gallery which featuring six exhibition halls and includes subsidiary facilities such as outdoor performances and outdoor sculptures. Yangju also has an astronomical observatory and planetarium that is open to the public. The city also used to have a walking park featuring the film locations and constructed sets for the MBC Korean drama Daejanggeum, but this was closed permanently in late 2011 due to persistent vandalism.[1]

Transportation[edit]

There are 3 subway stations covered by Seoul Metropolitan Mass Transit System, it takes about 70 minutes from the center of Seoul to the first station located in Yangju. Also, there are numerous public bus services running between Seoul, Uijeongbu, and up to Yeoncheon, where the border on North Korea is crossed by Demilitarized Military Zone.

Statistics[edit]

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Coordinates: 37°47′06″N 127°02′45″E / 37.785131°N 127.04572°E / 37.785131; 127.04572