Dongducheon


Dongducheon
Dongducheon
동두천
東豆川
—  Municipal City  —
Korean transcription(s)
 – Hangul 동두천시
 – Hanja 東豆川市
 – Revised Romanization Dongducheon-si
 – McCune-Reischauer Tongduch'ŏn-si
Dongducheon seen from Jihaeng Station

Emblem of Dongducheon
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 7 dong, 145 tong, 1172 ban
Area
 – Total 95.66 km2 (36.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 – Total 82,623
 – Density 864/km2 (2,237.7/sq mi)
 – Dialect Seoul
Website http://www.ddc21.net/ddc/

Dongducheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

The city located in the north of Seoul is strategically important for the defence of the Korean capital.The main camps of the US Second Infantry Division are located in the city with the division command at Uijeongbu City.

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History

During Goguryeo, dynasty was going down into Korean peninsula and Dongducheon came to parts of Goguryeo as a part of naeulmae hyun (kinds of ancient village). Later Dongducheon promoted into Sacheon village of Unified Silla in North South States Period. It was the part of Yangju in Goryeo.[1]

Modern history

In 1963, the status was raised into Tongducheon town (eup). In 1981, Dongducheon city was established including Yangju county.

Statistics

Statistics of land use.

Festival

Since 1999, Dongducheon has annually hosted the Dongducheon Rock Festival, one of the biggest rock festivals in South Korea. In 2007, the festival was held at Camp Nimble, a previous US Army installation turned back over to South Korea.

Also, maple festival takes place around several streets and parts of the city.

Education

There are 10 high schools, 15 middle schools and 38 elementary schools. Also one university, that is Hanbuk University.

U.S. Military Bases

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.ddc21.net/_foreign/eng/m02/a02_b01_c01.asp Homepage of Dongducheon city(eng)

External links

Coordinates: 37°55′N 127°04′E / 37.917°N 127.067°E / 37.917; 127.067


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