Han River (Korea)

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The Han River or Hangang is a major river in South Korea and the fourth longest river on the Korean peninsula after the Amnok (Yalu), Tuman (Tumen), and Nakdong rivers.wikipedia
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Seoul

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The river begins as two smaller rivers in the eastern mountains of the Korean peninsula, which then converge near Seoul, the capital of the country. The River flows through Seoul and then merges with the Rimjin River shortly before it flows into the Yellow Sea. This eighteen kilometer Ara Canal was completed in 2011 and now links the Han River near Gimpo in Seoul to Incheon. A total of 27 bridges cross the Han River in Seoul National Capital Area (Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon), South Korea, are,
Strategically situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back over two thousand years, when it was founded in 18 BCE by the people of Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.

Bukhan River

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The Han is formed by the confluence of the Namhan River (South Han River), which originates in Mount Daedeok, and the Bukhan River (North Han River), which originates on the slopes of Kumgang Mountain in North Korea.
The Bukhan River (North Han River) is a tributary of the Han River that flows through both North and South Korea.

Imjin River

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The River flows through Seoul and then merges with the Rimjin River shortly before it flows into the Yellow Sea.
It flows from north to south, crossing the Demilitarized Zone and joining the Han River downstream of Seoul, near the Yellow Sea.

Baekje

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Baekje called it the Ungniha (욱리하; 郁里河; "Fragrant Mile River"), while the kingdom of Silla termed it the Iha (이하; 泥河; "Muddy River").
Baekje was founded in 18 BC by King Onjo, who led a group of people from Goguryeo south to the Han River basin.

Four Commanderies of Han

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During the period of the Han Commanderies on the peninsula and the early part of the three kingdom's period the river was often referred to as the Daesu (대수; 帶水; "the Regional Waters").
The commanderies were set up to control the populace in the former Gojoseon area as far south as the Han River, with a core area at Lelang near present-day Pyongyang by Emperor Wu of the Han dynasty in early 2nd century BC after his conquest of Wiman Joseon.

The Host (2006 film)

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The events inspired Bong Joon-ho's acclaimed 2006 film The Host.
According to the director, his inspiration came from a local article about a deformed fish with an S-shaped spine caught in the Han River.

Tancheon

Tancheon
Tancheon, a tributary of Seoul's Han River, is a stream beginning in the city of Yongin in Gyeonggi-do and flowing through Seongnam and then between the districts of Songpa-gu and Gangnam-gu in Seoul before entering flowing into the Han River.

Gimpo

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This eighteen kilometer Ara Canal was completed in 2011 and now links the Han River near Gimpo in Seoul to Incheon.
It borders Incheon, with which it shares the South Korean side of the Han River estuary, as well as Seoul and the lesser cities of Paju and Goyang.

Ara Canal

This eighteen kilometer Ara Canal was completed in 2011 and now links the Han River near Gimpo in Seoul to Incheon.
The Ara Canal or Gyeongin Ara Waterway (Hangul: 경인 아라뱃길) is a canal in South Korea, linking the Han River to the Yellow Sea.

Bong Joon-ho

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The events inspired Bong Joon-ho's acclaimed 2006 film The Host.
Bong's contribution is Sink & Rise, a whimsical work set alongside the Han River that can be seen as a warmup for the director's third feature.

Korean Demilitarized Zone

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However, the river is no longer actively used for navigation, because its estuary is located at the borders of the two Koreas, barred for entrance by any civilian.
The whole estuary of the Han River is deemed a "Neutral Zone" and is off-limits to all civilian vessels and is treated like the rest of the DMZ.

Jungnangcheon

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Jungnangcheon
The Jungnangcheon (hangul: 중랑천) is a tributary of Seoul's Han River.

Silla

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Baekje called it the Ungniha (욱리하; 郁里河; "Fragrant Mile River"), while the kingdom of Silla termed it the Iha (이하; 泥河; "Muddy River").
Silla helped Baekje drive Goguryeo out of the Han River (Seoul) area, and then wrested control of the entire strategic region from Baekje in 553, breaching the 120-year Baekje-Silla alliance.

Lee Myung-bak

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From 2009 the Lee Myung Bak administration resuscitated a project to dig a canal linking the Han River with the Yellow Sea at Incheon.
The canal would run diagonally across the country, connecting the Han River, which flows through Seoul into the Yellow Sea, to the Nakdong River, which flows through Busan into the Korea Strait.

Seoul Capital Area

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A total of 27 bridges cross the Han River in Seoul National Capital Area (Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon), South Korea, are,
The Capital Area occupies a plain in the Han River valley.

Gyeonggi Province

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A total of 27 bridges cross the Han River in Seoul National Capital Area (Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon), South Korea, are,
Ever since King Onjo, the founder of Baekje (one of the three kingdoms), founded the government in Wiryeseong of Hanam, the Han River Valley was absorbed into Goguryeo in the mid-fifth century, and became Silla's territory in the year 553 (the 14th year of King Jinheung).

Banghwa Bridge

Banghwa Br.
Banghwa Bridge; 방화대교
The Banghwa Bridge crosses the Han River in South Korea and connects the Gangseo-gu in Seoul and Goyang in Gyeonggi Province.

Incheon

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From 2009 the Lee Myung Bak administration resuscitated a project to dig a canal linking the Han River with the Yellow Sea at Incheon. A total of 27 bridges cross the Han River in Seoul National Capital Area (Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon), South Korea, are,
Ara Canal is a waterway connecting the Han River and the Yellow Sea. Along the canal is a park and a bike path that is increasingly becoming popular with the locals.

Yanghwa Bridge

Yanghwa Bridge; 양화대교
The Yanghwa Bridge is an eight lane bridge spanning the Han River in Seoul.

Soyang River

Jangsu of Goguryeo

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During the reign of its King Jangsu (r. 413-491) Goguryeo wrested the western terminus of the Han River from its rival Baekje.
The war gave Goguryeo more or less total control of the Han River valley, the region essential to commercial and military power in the Korean peninsula.

Cheonggyecheon

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Cheonggyecheon
Cheonggyecheon is an creek flowing west to east through downtown Seoul, and then meeting Jungnangcheon, which connects to the Han River and empties into the Yellow Sea.

Gimpo Bridge

Gimpo Bridge; 김포대교
The Gimpo Bridge crosses the Han River, South Korea and connects the cities of Gimpo and Goyang.

Ilsan Bridge

Ilsan Bridge; 일산대교
The Ilsan Bridge crosses the Han River in South Korea and connects the cities of Gimpo and Goyang in the Gyeonggi Province.

Dangsan Railway Bridge

Dangsan Railway Bridge; 당산철교
The Dangsan Railway Bridge crosses the Han River in Seoul.