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Uijeongbu

Eujeongbu
Administration
Full nameUijeongbu
Native name의정부
議政府
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionGyeonggi-do
Geography
Total Area31.5 sq mi (81.59 km2)
Demography
Total Population417915 (2005)
Density (pop.)4436.8/km2 (11491.3/sq mi)
DialectSeoul

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Uijeongbu (-koɰidʑʌŋbu) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

The city is located just north of Seoul with many U.S. and Korean military bases for the defense of the Korean capital. The U.S. Second Infantry Division has established its headquarters in the city with main troops deployed in Dongducheon City.

There are several mountains such as Mt. Dobongsan, Mt. Surak, Mt. Soyo nearby, which are popular with residents living in Seoul Metropolitan area for climbing as leisure activity.

Despite it being known for its military presence, the area has boomed into a satellite community of Seoul and all that comes with it. Which means shopping, cinemas, restaurants and bars, PC bangs, DVD Bangs, etc. In addition to US personnel, English hagwons have surfaced and as a result, has generated an expat community of English teachers.

In the TV series M*A*S*H, this city (then just a village) served as the home of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. Joey Lawrence's character on Melissa & Joey, Joe Longo, was born in an unspecified U.S. Army hospital in the city.


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