Infobox Korean settlement
divs=1 "eup", 5 "myeon", 4 "dong"
Gimpo is a city in Gyeonggi Province,
South Korea. It borders on Incheon, with which it shares the South Korean side of the Han River estuary, as well as Seouland the lesser cities of Pajuand Goyang. It also looks across the Han River at North Korea. The current mayor is Gyeonggu Kang. The city's population of more than 220,000 is made up of more than 71,000 households. Gimpo Airport(formerly Kimpo International Airport) used to be located inside the city, but is now part of Seoul. Tertiary educational institutions located in the city include Kimpo Collegeand Joong-ang Seungga University. There are 24 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 6 high schools, including Gimpo Foreign Language High School.
In 1914, Yangcheon county and Gimpo county were merged. Yangcheon county was separated into 2 towns (Yangdong and Yangseo). In 1958, Yeouido international airport was relocated to Gimpo. In 1963, Yangdong and Yangseo towns were incorporated into
Yeongdeungpo-gu; it inclues Gimpo airport. In 1973, Gyeyang and Ojeong towns of Bucheon were transferred to Gimpo. In 1989, parts of Gyeyang town were ceded to Incheon.
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* [http://www.gimpo.go.kr/html/english/main.htm City government website]
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