Yeoncheon County

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Yeoncheon
연천군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yeoncheon-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yŏnch'ŏn-gun
Official logo of Yeoncheon
Emblem of Yeoncheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 2 eup, 8 myeon
Area
 • Total 675.22 km2 (260.70 sq mi)
Population (August 31, 2013)
 • Total 45,708
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Yeoncheon County (Yeoncheon-gun) is a county in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The county seat is Yeoncheon-eup (연천읍) and sits on the Korail railroad line connecting Seoul, South Korea, with North Korea (DPRK).

History[edit]

Yeoncheon was the site of the Battle of Yultong during the Korean War, where the Philippine 10th Battalion Combat Team defended their position during the First Chinese Spring Offensive.

Administrative districts[edit]

The city is divided into two eup (towns) and eight myeon (townships):

Town/Township Hanja Population[1] Households
Yeoncheon-eup 漣川邑 6,707 3,100
Jeongok-eup 全谷邑 20,872 8,522
Gunnam-myeon 郡南面 3,549 1,704
Cheongsan-myeon 靑山面 4,606 2,333
Baekhak-myeon 百鶴面 2,857 1,263
Misan-myeon 嵋山面 1,755 845
Wangjing-myeon 旺澄面 1,155 579
Sinseo-myeon 新西面 3,268 1,707
Jung-myeon 中面 261 145
Jangnam-myeon 長南面 678 307

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Coordinates: 38°06′N 127°05′E / 38.100°N 127.083°E / 38.100; 127.083