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Hangul: 동두천시
Hanja: 東豆川市
Revised Romanization: Dongducheon-si
McCune-Reischauer: Tongduch'ŏn-si
Area: 95.68 km²
Population: 76,565 2003
Pop. density: 800.2 people/km²
Administrative divisions: 7 dong
File:Map Dongducheon-si.png

Dongducheon (동두천시, , east.bean.river.city) is a city in Gyeonggi-do, north of Seoul. The population as of 2004 was 81,117, including:

  • 79,214 Koreans and
  • 1,903 non-Koreans.

Dongducheon is located in the north of Seoul and is strategically important for the defence of the capital.The main camps of the US Second Infantry Division are located in the city with the division command at Uijeongbu.

  • Area: 95.68㎢
  • Population density: 799/㎢(2003.12)
  • Number of households: 27,495(2003.12)
  • Administrative divisions: 7 dong
  • Location of city hall: 438 Saengyeon-dong, Dongducheon-shi (동두천시 생연동 438)
  • City flower: Rose (장미)
  • City tree: Ginkgo (은행나무)
  • City bird: Dove (비둘기)

To the northeast is the city of Pocheon, to the west and south is the city of Yangju, and to the northwest is the county of Yeoncheon. Being within 40 km of the capital region Dongducheon is part of its defensive system, and it has developed quickly since the Korean War as a military town.

Some mountains close to the city include Machansan (마차산, 587m) to the west, Soyosan (소요산, 536m), Guksabong (국사봉, 754m) and Wangbangsan (왕방산, 737m) to the east, and Chilbongsan (칠봉산, 506m) and Haeryongsan (해룡산, 661m) to the south.

Dongducheon has a continental climate. The average yearly temperature is 10.5℃, the average temperature in January is -6℃, and the average in August is 25℃. The average yearly rainfall is approximately 1,300mm.

Classification Population Men Women # of households
Total 76,505 38,830 37,675 27,495
Saengyeon 1-dong 7,830 3,886 3,944 2,696
Saengyeon 2-dong 7,817 3,928 3,889 2,690
Jungang-dong 7,561 3,797 3,764 3,128
Bosan-dong 4,550 2,074 2,476 1,849
Bulhyeon-dong 30,429 15,340 15,089 10,368
Soyo-dong 10,760 5,856 4,904 3,727
Sangpae-dong 7,558 3,949 3,609 2,767


U.S. Military Bases

Camp Town

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Many businesses and services cater to the large concentration of GIs and SE Asian factory workers in the area.

Servicing the US servicemen and women is a 'camp town' that resides within walking distance of the main gate of Camp Casey. As with many camp towns around the US bases of Korea, there is a lively juicy bar district, mostly staffed with Filipino women. The prostitution elements of TDC are closely watched by the US military police and quickly place any TDC bar 'off-limits' for GIs, if there looks to be illegal activity. Although the juicy bars also cater to the immigrant workers who work at factories in the area, the bars know that the US base is their main livelihood, so as a result, illegal activity is very marginalized.

The camp town, while no Itaewon or Songtan, also has stores for buying western clothing and goods, as well as finding good deals on cellphones, cellphone plans, and calling cards. There are a few good restaurants for Filipino food and western breakfast.

Restaurants and Bars


As the average Korean, Japanese, and Chinese restaurants are in abundance throughout Korea and are easy for foreigners to find, the following restaurants reflect a sampling of restaurants considered to be either popular or are western-friendly choices and other ethnic foods.


See also

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Cities in Gyeonggi-do Location of Gyeonggi-do

Ansan | Anseong | Anyang | Bucheon | Dongducheon | Gimpo | Goyang | Gunpo | Guri | Gwacheon | Gwangju | Gwangmyeong | Hanam | Hwaseong | Icheon | Namyangju | Osan | Paju | Pocheon | Pyeongtaek | Seongnam | Shiheung | Suwon | Uijeongbu | Uiwang | Yangju | Yongin |

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