Guri

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Guri

구리시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationGuri-si
 • McCune-ReischauerKuri-si
Coming into Guri.
Coming into Guri.
Official logo of Guri
Emblem of Guri
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionSudogwon
Administrative divisions8 dong
Area
 • Total33.3 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total211,720
 • Density5,550/km2 (14,400/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Seoul

Guri (Korean pronunciation: [ku.ɾi]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It is located immediately to the east of Seoul, in the heart of the Capital Metropolitan Area.

The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are located in the city. The low mountain of Achasan is also located here, site of the Baekje-era Achasanseong and numerous hiking trails. It also has pleasant walking paths along Wang-suk-cheon, a small creek separating Guri from Namyangju. The traditional town market in Doldari (Guri's downtown around what used to be a "stone bridge") provides a cheap alternative to department stores.

Guri first became a separate city in 1986. Previously, it had been considered part of Yangju from antiquity until 1980, and part of Namyangju from 1980 to 1986. The name "Guri" was first used in 1914, at which time it was a myeon in Yangju. Guri is connected to Seoul via a commuter railway (Gyeongui–Jungang Line), as well as numerous city transit and intercity buses.

Location[edit]

It lies east-northern area of Gyeonggi province. The mountain of Achasan is to the west and the city of Namyangju to east.

The whole area is 33.29㎢. In fact, Guri used to be bigger but some of the townships were incorporated into Seoul and other cities surrounding Guri.

Topography[edit]

The Gwangju mountains are around the north-western area of Guri City. They are usually higher than 1000 meters, but to the exact west, there are lower hills.

Wamgsil Stream and the Han River flow into city and it has about seventeen tributaries.

Notable people from Guri[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calamba welcomes delegation from sister city in Korea". balita.ph. 25 January 2013. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "International Partnership | City of Carrollton, TX". Archived from the original on 2014-04-27. Retrieved 2013-07-22.

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Coordinates: 37°36′N 127°09′E / 37.600°N 127.150°E / 37.600; 127.150