Infobox Korean settlement
logo=Gimpo logo.gif
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 Seoul and the lesser cities of Paju and 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 College and Joong-ang Seungga University. There are 24 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, and 6 high schools, including Gimpo Foreign Language High School.

Modern history

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.


ister Cities

*flagicon|China Xinmin, China
*Hampyeong County, South Korea

ee also

* List of cities in South Korea
* Geography of South Korea
* Seoul National Capital Area
* Gimpo International Airport

External links

* [ City government website]

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