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Gapyeong County

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Gapyeong County

Gapyeong
가평군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Gapyeong-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Kap'yŏng-gun
Bukhan river flowing through Gapyeong.
Bukhan river flowing through Gapyeong.
Official logo of Gapyeong
Emblem of Gapyeong
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 5 myeon
Area
 • Total 843.26 km2 (325.58 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 55,415
 • Density 65.7/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Dialect Seoul

Gapyeong County is a county in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It was the scene of the Battle of Kapyong, a major battle of the Korean War.

Contents

  • Tourism 1
  • Education 2
  • Sister cities 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Tourism

Gapyeong is also well known for its natural beauty. It borders the mountainous province of Gangwon on the east. The north branch of the Han River flows through the area. Several reservoirs and resorts are located in the county. The Namiseom resort island, while not strictly located in the county, is situated very close south of Gapyeong.

Education

The Cheongshim Graduate School of Theology is a school run by the Unification Church. It is located at Seorak-myeon, and was dedicated on January 28, 2004. It is a post-graduate institution teaching Unification theology.

Cheongshim International Academy is in the county.

Sister cities

See also

External links

  • County government website

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