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(all: gäng`hwä`), administrative district (1995 pop. 64,746), 163 sq mi (422 sq km), of Incheon (Inchon) city, consisting of 29 islands in the Yellow Sea (or West Sea) off NW South Korea. Farming, especially ginseng and rice, and fishing are important occupations. The largest island, also called Ganghwa, was briefly the site of the Korean capital in the 13th cent. It was early fortified as an outer defense for Seoul and was stormed by the French in 1866 and by the Americans in 1871.
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"As an outbreak of African swine fever has officially been confirmed in North Korea, it is very important to take disinfection and quarantine measures in border regions," the prime minister said after visiting a pig farm and a Marine Corps unit in Ganghwa County in Incheon, west of Seoul.
After a brief stay in Seoul, we headed to Ganghwa to visit the Hwanmunseok Cultural Center and the Peace Observatory.
Ganghwa Peace Observatory in the Incheon area, about two hours drive south of Seoul, allows visitors to observe the North Korean territory and some aspects of Korean life at the closest possible distance.
Some 200 South Korean Marines and some 20 American service personnel stationed in Japan participated in the exercise in waters off Ganghwa Island in the Yellow Sea, where they sneaked into virtual camps of enemies, attacked targets and escaped from the sites, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korea's Marine Corps.
FIRST PHILIPPINE GOLD Daniel Patrick Caluag finally strikes gold for the Philippines on Wednesday by winning the men's BMX race at the Ganghwa Asiad BMX Track during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Kazakhstan's Rishat Livensho won silver medal in the men's 65kg wushu sanda final match against Mohsen Mohammadseifi of Iran at the 2014 Asian Games at the Ganghwa Dolmens gymnasium in Incheon on September 24, 2014.
Taekwondo competitor Hussain Al Mazmi will be in action at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium in the minus 58kg category on October 3.
The shooting at a barracks on Ganghwa island, west of Seoul and near the tense sea border with North Korea, left four soldiers dead and one injured.
The latest shooting spree at a Marine post on Ganghwa Island is utterly shocking.
The suspect in the arson at the Namdaemun gate, identified only by his family name, Chae, was arrested yesterday on Ganghwa Island, west of Seoul.
expedition to Korea in 1871, the first American military action on and around Ganghwa Island, which killed over 200 Korean troops.