Pyeongtaek

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Pyeongtaek

평택
平澤
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul평택시
 • Hanja平澤市
 • Revised RomanizationPyeongtaek-si
 • McCune-ReischauerP'yŏngt'aek-si
Location of Pyeongtaek
Kintra Sooth Korea
RegionSudogwon
Admeenistrative diveesions2 eup, 7 myeon, 13 dong
Area
 • Total452.31 km2 (174.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2012 Jan)
 • Tot427,460
 • Density945/km2 (2,450/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Seoul

Pyeongtaek is a ceety in Gyeonggi-do, Sooth Korea. Locatit in the soothwastren pairt o the province, Pyeongtaek wis foondit as a union o twa destricts in 940, durin the Goryeo dynasty. It wis elevatit tae ceety status in 1986, an is hame tae a Sooth Korean naval base an a lairge concentration o Unitit States truips. The Korean govrenment plans tae transform Pyeongtaek ceety tae an internaitional economic hub tae coincide wi the muive o the United States Forces Korea (USFK) to Pyeongtaek. Durin the Korean War it wis the steid o an early battle atween US an North Korean forces, the Battle o Pyongtaek.

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Coordinates: 36°59′32″N 127°06′46″E / 36.992236°N 127.112821°E / 36.992236; 127.112821