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Pocheon

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Hangul: 포천시
Hanja: 抱川市
Revised Romanization: Pocheon-si
McCune-Reischauer: P'och'ŏn-si
Statistics
Area: 826.38 km²
Population: 158,487
2004 [1]
Pop. density: 191.8 people/km²
Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 11 myeon, 2 dong
File:Map Pocheon-si.png

Pocheon (포천시, , embrace.river.city) is a city in Gyeonggi-do. The population as of 2004 was 158,487, including:

  • 150,364 Koreans and
  • 8,123 non-Koreans.

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General information

  • Number of households: 54,000 (2002.12)
  • Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 11 myeon, 2 dong
  • Location of city hall: 58-2 Shineup-dong, Pocheon-shi (포천시 신읍동 58-2)
  • City flower: 구절초
  • City tree: 잣나무
  • City bird: Magpie (까치)

To the east and northeast is the county of Gapyeong and the county of Hwacheon in Gangwon-do, to the west is the county of Yangju over the Cheonbo Mountains, to the south are the cities of Uijeongbu and Namyangju, to the northwest is the county of Yeoncheon, and to the north is the county of Cheorwon in Gangwon-do.

Some of the mountains in the city include Baegunsan (백운산, 白雲山:904m), Gungmangbong (국망봉, 國望峰:1,168m), Hyeondeungsan (현등산, 懸燈山:935.5m), Myeongseongsan (명성산, 鳴聲山:923m), Gwangdeoksan (광덕산, 廣德山:1,046m), and Yongamsan (용암산, 龍岩山:477m).

The city is located away from the sea and thus has a continental climate. The average yearly precipitation is 10.5℃, the average in January is -7.3℃, and the average in August is 25.7℃. The average yearly precipitation is 1,300mm.

Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants

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.

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Transportation

Uijeongbu is a 25 minute bus ride south from Pocheon. From there, you can take the subway to central Seoul.



Administrative divisions of Pocheon Logo of the city of Pocheon

Soheul-eup
Gunnae-myeon | Naechon-myeon | Gasan-myeon | Shinbuk-myeon | Changsu-myeon | Yeongjung-myeon
Ildong-myeon | Idong-myeon | Yeongbuk-myeon | Gwanin-myeon | Hwahyeon-myeon
Pocheon-dong | Seondan-dong


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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