Yangju

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Yangju

양주시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationYangju-si
 • McCune-ReischauerYangju-si
Yangju City Hall.JPG
Flag of Yangju
Flag
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionSudogwon
Administrative divisions1 eup, 4 myeon, 6 dong
Area
 • Total310.1 km2 (119.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2009 Dec)
 • Total189,492
 • Density611.1/km2 (1,583/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Seoul

Yangju (Korean pronunciation: [jaŋ.dʑu]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Yangju is located south of Dongducheon and north of Uijeongbu, not far from Seoul.

History[edit]

  • 1395 - Renamed to Yangju.
  • January 1, 1963 - Uijeongbu is separated and becomes a city.
  • April 1, 1980 - Namyangju is separated and becomes a city.
  • July 1, 1981 - Dongducheon is separated and becomes a city.

Attractions[edit]

Yangju is home to the Jangheun Art Gallery, which features 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.[1] The city also used to have a walking Dae Jang Geum Theme 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.[2]

Yangju also hosts the yearly Yangju Snow Festival.[3] The city has a few mountains, including Gamaksan and Bulgoksan, which can be hiked. Part of Bukhansan is located within Yangju.

Transportation[edit]

There are three subway stations covered by the Seoul Metropolitan Subway, and 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 with North Korea is crossed by the Demilitarized Military Zone.

Railroad[edit]

Korail (Seoul Subway Line 1)

Bus[edit]

Road[edit]

Highway

Route

Local Roads

Sister Cities[edit]

Notable people from Yangju[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Yangju-southkorea-landusechart.png

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "- Gyeonngi Tourism Organization". en.ggtour.or.kr.
  2. ^ "- Official Korea Tourism Organization". english.visitkorea.or.kr.
  3. ^ "- Official Korea Tourism Organization". english.visitkorea.or.kr.

External links[edit]

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