Dongducheon

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Dongducheon
동두천시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationDongducheon-si
 • McCune-ReischauerTongduch'ŏn-si
Flag of Dongducheon
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: Coordinates: 37°54′48″N 127°3′48″E / 37.91333°N 127.06333°E / 37.91333; 127.06333
Country South Korea
RegionSudogwon
Administrative divisions8 dong
Area
 • Total95.66 km2 (36.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total82,623
 • Density864/km2 (2,240/sq mi)
 • Dialect
[[Se oul dialect|Seoul]]
WebsiteDongducheon Office

Dongducheon (Korean pronunciation: [ˈto̞ŋ.du.tsʰʌ̹n]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

The city is to the north of Seoul. It is important for the defense of the Korean capital. The United States Second Infantry Division ia in the city. Its division command is at Uijeongbu.

History[change | change source]

Under Goguryeo, the dynasty's territory grew southward into the Korean peninsula. Dongducheon became part of the kingdom in the form of naeulmae hyun (a form of village land holding). Later, Dongducheon became Sacheon village of Unified Silla in the North-South States Period. It was part of the district of Yangju in Goryeo.[1]

Reference[change | change source]

  1. "Dongducheon city". Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-01-13. Homepage of Dongducheon city(eng)