Yeoncheon County

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Yeoncheon

연천군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationYeoncheon-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerYŏnch'ŏn-gun
Official logo of Yeoncheon
Emblem of Yeoncheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionSudogwon
Administrative divisions2 eup, 8 myeon
Area
 • Total675.22 km2 (260.70 sq mi)
Population
(August 31, 2013)
 • Total45,708
 • Density68/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]

A variety of paleolithic relics have been discovered at Jeongok-ri, first in 1978.[1][2] Since 1993 the Yeoncheon Jeongok-ri Paleolithic Festival has celebrated the discovery.[3]

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.

In August 2015, over 100 civilians were evacuated from the area after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire.[4][5]

Administrative districts[edit]

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

Town/Township Hanja Population 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

Sister cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prehistoric Culture Administrative Center". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Prehistoric Site in Yeoncheon". world.kbs.co.kr. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ "South Korean Festival Offers Paleolithic Experience". koreabizwire.com. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ "North Korea exchanges fire with South Korea". The Telegraph. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ "North Korea and South Korea Trade Fire Across Border, Seoul Says". New York Times. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2018.

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