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Hangul 졸본
Hanja 卒本
Revised Romanization Jolbon
McCune–Reischauer Cholpon

Jolbon was the capital of a small, Korean tribal state which arose in the northern Korean peninsula from perhaps 1st century BCE.[1]

In 37 BCE, Jumong had fled from Dongbuyeo to avoid death at the hands of Dongbuyeo's Crown Prince Daeso, who presented great jealousy towards Jumong.[2] After he fled, Jumong established a new kingdom in 37 BCE called Goguryeo in Jolbon region. In Jolbon, he married to Soseono (or So Seo-no), who was the daughter of local leader.[3]

Jolbon was the first capital city of the ancient Korean Kingdom of Goguryeo from 37 BCE – 3 CE. [4] The second ruler, Yuri moved its capital to Gungnae Fortress.[5]


  1. ^ Jeon ho-tae, 《Koguryo, the origin of Korean power & pride》, Northeast Asia History Foundation, 2007. p.9
  2. ^ Lim SK, 《Asian Civiizations:Ancient to 1800 AD》, Asiapac Books Pte Ltd, 2011. ISBN 9812295941 p.77
  3. ^ Pae-yong Yi, 《Women in Korean History》, 2008. p.120
  4. ^ Lee Injae, Owen Miller, Park Jinhoon, Yi Hyun-hae, 《Korean History in Maps》, Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 1107098467 p.30
  5. ^ King Yuri(1) "KBS World", Retrieved 2015-06-27

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