Incheon

(redirected from Incheon, South Korea)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Incheon

or

Inchon

(ĭn`chän, Korean ēnchən), city (1995 pop. 2,307,618), Gyeonggi (Kyonggi) prov., NW South Korea, on the Yellow Sea (or West Sea). The country's second largest port, Incheon has an ice-free harbor (protected by a tidal basin) and is the port and commercial center for Seoul. Incheon's economy is heavily dependent on shipping and the transshipment of goods. Incheon is one of South Korea's major industrial centers: iron, steel, coke, light metals, plate-glass, textiles, chemicals, and lumber are among its manufactures. Fishing is also an important industry. Large salt fields have been developed in the tidal flats off Incheon. Increasing urbanization and subway and expressway links with SeoulSeoul
, city (1995 pop. 10,229,262), capital of South Korea, NW South Korea, on the Han River. It has special status equivalent to that of a province. The political, commercial, industrial, and cultural center of the nation, Seoul is by far the most important city in the
..... Click the link for more information.
 have made Incheon and Seoul into one large urban region, and the city is the site of a new international airport (2001) serving the area. The city was opened to foreign trade in 1883. It was called Jinsen by the Japanese, who ruled Korea from 1905 to 1945. During the Korean War, U.S. troops landed at Incheon (Sept. 15, 1950) to relieve pressure on the Busan (Pusan) perimeter and to launch the subsequent UN drive northward. Incheon has several universities, including Inha Univ. The city was formerly called Chemulpo.

Inchon

, Incheon
a port in W South Korea, on the Yellow Sea: the chief port for Seoul: site of a major strategic amphibious assault by UN troops, liberating Seoul (Sept. 15, 1950). Pop.: 2 642 000 (2005 est.)
References in periodicals archive ?
The 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea will not be remembered for the gold medals won but rather, the rampant alleged cheating or lack of fair play by the hosts, unfortunately.
The XX Commonwealth Games will be held at Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 to August 3 and the XVII Asian Games scheduled to be held at Incheon, South Korea from 19th September- 4th October, 2014.
bound for Incheon, South Korea, had problems with an engine starter and went through maintenance before leaving the next day," spokeswoman Lee Hyo-min said.
The AIMAG, to be held over eight days in Incheon, South Korea, from June 29 to July 6, will be the first Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) event to combine the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games.
Summary: TEN Sports thas won the broadcasting rights for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and four other Asian [.
The contract has been signed for the development of Songdo International Business District, a 1,500-acre new city on the coast of Incheon, South Korea.
Networking company Cisco and New Songdo International City Development LLC (NSIC) announced on Monday agreements that form milestones in the development of Songdo International Business District, a 1,500-acre new city on the coast of Incheon, South Korea.
HALIFAX STANFIELD International Airport, Nova Scotia, (HSIA) has signed a co-operative agreement with the Incheon International Airport at a ceremony in Incheon, South Korea.
A 65-year-old farmer was admitted to a hospital in Incheon, South Korea, on July 9, 2004; he had experienced fever, back pain, and myalgia for 5 days before admission.
Athree-under-par 69 in the SK Telecom Open at Incheon, South Korea, left the American on 139 and in a tie for 17th place.
Efren Labiang said airport authorities seized the notes contained in three sealed metal boxes as the man was to depart for Incheon, South Korea, on Sunday night on a Korean Air flight.
The 22,725-ton Honghae Sanyo left Incheon, South Korea, on April 7 and was due to arrive in the Tomogashima Channel off Wakayama Prefecture on April 11.