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Incheon
인천
仁川
Metropolitan Ceety
Korean name transcription(s)
 • Hangul 인천광역시
 • Hanja 仁川廣域市
 • Revised Romanization Incheon Gwang-yeoksi
 • McCune-Reischauer Inch'ŏn Kwang'yŏkshi
Korean name short form transcription(s)
 • Hangul 인천
 • Revised Romanization Incheon
 • McCune-Reischauer Inch'ŏn
Top: View o nicht in Incheon Bridge frae Songdo aurie, Middle left: Night in New Songdo aurie, Middle richt: Incheon International Airport, Bottom: View o Incheon Port
Flag of Incheon
Flag
Map o Sooth Korea wi Incheon heichlichtit
Coordinates: 37°29′N 126°38′E / 37.483°N 126.633°E / 37.483; 126.633
Kintra Sooth Korea Sooth Korea
Region Sudogwon
Foondit 1883 as Chemulpo
Subdiveesions
Government
 • Type Metropolitan Ceety
 • Mayor Song Young-gil
 • Cooncil Chairman Ryu Su-yong
Area
 • Total 1,029.43 km2 (397.47 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,710,579
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Staundart Time (UTC+9)
Dialect Seoul
Flouer Rose
Tree Tulip tree
Bird Crane
Website incheon.go.kr (Inglis)

Incheon (Korean pronunciation: [in.tɕʰʌn]), offeecially the Incheon Metropolitan Ceety, is Sooth Korea's third lairgest metropolis, efter Seoul an Busan. As the lairgest seaport on the wast coast an hame tae the kintra's lairgest airport, Incheon Internaitional Airport, Incheon is Sooth Korea's maist important transport hub. In the 21st century, Incheon haes transformed intae a global business hub centered aroond the high-tech an futuristic Songdo Internaitional Ceety, which is hame tae Sooth Korea's tallest biggin, the 305m supertall Northeast Asie Trade Touer.

Human settlement at the location goes back tae the Neolithic. In modren times Incheon became important acause its location on an estuary made it a guid harbor; when the port wis foondit in 1883, the ceety, cawed Jemulpo at the time (hangul: 제물포, hanja: 濟物浦), haed a population o ae 4,700. Incheon is nou hame tae ower 2.5 million fowk an unner the control o ane o the twa free economic zone authorities in Korea, aimed at attractin foreign investment; the ceety aims tae turn itsel intae a financial an corporate hub alang wi the Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone Authority.

Incheon is regardit as pairt o the greater Seoul metropolitan aurie due tae pairt o it borderin the caipital, an the fact that the Seoul Metropolitan Subway an the Incheon Subway seestems are linked. Incheon is, housomeivver, a major ceety in its awn richt an is a separate jurisdiction frae Seoul.

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