Ongjin

Ongjin

 

a city in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, on the western coast of the Korean Peninsula, in Hwanghae-namdo Province. A transportation junction and port, the city produces foodstuffs, household articles, and agricultural implements. A construction-materials industry is developing.


Ongjin

 

a peninsula in western Korea, in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. It juts into the Yellow Sea for 60 km between the Taedongman and Haejuman bays. Its coast is greatly indented, and there are many off-shore islands. The surface is hilly, with a maximum elevation of 433 m. The main city is Ongjin.

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Seopori Beach in Ongjin County, Incheon, is surrounded by a forest of more than 800 pine trees.
In the west the communists occupied the Ongjin peninsula and Kaesong, which had been South Korean before the war.
The residents were preparing to evacuate their homes for shelters since they went through a similar thing in the past," a spokeswoman for Ongjin county, which oversees the island, said.
Meeting little effective opposition the North Koreans moved rapidly southwards in a 4-pronged attack: the sixth division took the town of Ongjin, the first division pushed on to Kaesong, only just below the 38th parallel, while the third and fourth divisions surged down the so-called Uijongbu 'corridor' which led directly to the capital, Seoul.
The war began at 04:00 hours on Sunday, 25 June 1950, during the monsoon season, when the Korean Peoples Army (Communists) invaded the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the Ongjin Peninsula.
to begin military operations against the South, with the goal of seizing `the Ongjin peninsula and part of the territory of South Korea to the east of the Ongjin peninsula, approximately to Kaesong, so as to shorten the line of defense.
Comprising only 5,000 men, the 32nd was responsible for 150 miles of hostile frontier, including the Ongjin Peninsula on the west coast, soon a hotbed of Communist activity.
INCHEON, South Korea -- The biggest table-type dolmens in Korea that represent the culture in the prehistoric times are scattered around in Ganghwa and civilization began thousands of years ago on the islands of various sizes in Ongjin, which are scattered all the way up to the northernmost part of the Western Sea.
32nd IR, 7th ID, is KIA in an ambush near outpost on Ongjin Peninsula.
Implementing agency : Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives Ongjin Fisheries Cooperative
Implementing agency : Incheon Metropolitan City Ongjin County Agricultural Technology Center