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Gunsan

Gunsan
Administration
Full nameGunsan
Native name군산시
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionHonam
Geography
Total Area145.8 sq mi (377.72 km2)
Demography
Total Population277491 (2001)
Density (pop.)735/km2 (1903.7/sq mi)
DialectJeolla

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Gunsan is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. It is located on the south bank of the Geum River just upstream from its exit into the Yellow Sea. Gunsan is served by frequent railway service on the Gunsan Line from Iksan. It is also connected to the Seohaean Expressway.

Kunsan Air Base of the U.S. Air Force is located in the city. To encourage investment, a free trade zone has also been declared in the area.

Famous people from Gunsan include actress Lee Eun-ju and comedian Park Myeong-su who were both born there.


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