Paju


Paju

Infobox Korean settlement
logo=img_101_01.bmp
hangul=파주시
hanja=坡州市
rr=Paju-si
mr=P'aju-si
area_km2=672.56
pop=302275|popnote= [ [http://en.pajuro.net/en.tdf?a=user.en.main.EnMainApp&c=4001&page=/paju/info_01.html Welcome to Paju City ] ]
popyear=2006
popden_km2=449.4
divs=5 "eup", 9 "myeon", 2 "dong"

Paju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Paju was made a city in 1997; it had previously been a county ("gun"). [ [http://en.pajuro.net/ Welcome to Paju City ] ]

The city is located just south of Panmunjeom on the 38th parallel. To defend the Korean capital, Seoul, many US and Korean army bases are set up in the city. Recently, the northernmost Korean railway station, Dorasan, was opened. North Korean territory and Kaesong City can be seen from Mount Dora in the city. This city also includes such landmarks like the DMZ, the Jayuro Road of Freedom, the Tongilro Road of Unification, a.k.a. National Road No. 1.

The Prayer Mountain resort operated by the Yoido Full Gospel Church is located in Paju's Jori-myeon.

Administrative divisions

Paju is divided as follows:
*Adong Dong (아동동)
*Geumchon Dong (금촌동) (both independent of myeon, eup)
*Beopwon eup (법원읍)
*Gunnae Myeon (군내면)
*Gwangtan Myeon (광탄면)
*Gyoha Eup (교하읍)
*Jangdan Myeon (장단면)
*Jeokseong Myeon (적성면)
*Jindong Myeon (진동면)
*Jinseo Myeon (진서면)
*Jori Eup (조리읍)
*Paju Eup (파주읍)
*Papyeong Myeon (파평면)
*Tanhyeon Myeon (탄현면)
*Wolnong Myeon (월롱면)

US military bases

*Camp Bonifas
*Camp Edwards -closed
*Camp Garry Owen -closed
*Camp Giant
*Camp Greaves -closed
*Camp Howze -closed
*Camp Semper Fidelis (home of the 1st Provisional DMZ Police Co., 1st Marine Div. 1953-1956)
*Camp Stanton -closed

War Memorials

*Gloster Hill

Prominent individuals

*Kim Young-moo, poet and scholar
*Ahn Jung-Hwan, Professional Footballer

ee also

*List of cities in South Korea

References

External links

* [http://en.pajuro.net/ City government website]
* [http://dmoz.org/Regional/Asia/South_Korea/Gyeonggi/Paju/ Open Directory category]


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