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Incheon

인천

仁川
Korean name transcription(s)
 • Hangul인천광역시
 • Hanja仁川廣域市
 • Revised RomanizationIncheon Gwang-yeoksi
 • McCune-ReischauerInch'ŏn Kwang'yŏkshi
Korean name short form transcription(s)
 • Hangul인천
 • Revised RomanizationIncheon
 • McCune-ReischauerInch'ŏn
Incheon Internaitional AirportNam-gu
Incheon PortIncheon Fitbaw Stadium
Map o Sooth Korea wi Incheon heichlichtit
Map o Sooth Korea wi Incheon heichlichtit
Coordinates: 37°29′N 126°38′E / 37.483°N 126.633°E / 37.483; 126.633
KintraSooth Korea Sooth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Foondit1883 as Chemulpo
Subdiveesions
Govrenment
 • TeepMetropolitan Ceety
 • MayorSong Young-gil
 • Cooncil ChairmanRyu Su-yong
Area
 • Total1,029.43 km2 (397.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Tot2,710,579
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Staundart Time)
DialectSeoul
FlouerRose
TreeTulip tree
BirdCrane
Wabsteidincheon.go.kr (in 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 centred aroond the high-tech an futuristic Songdo Internaitional Ceety, which is hame tae Sooth Korea's tawest biggin, the 305m supertall Northeast Asie Trade Touer.

Human dounset 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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