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Incheon

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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
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 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.)
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The ferry set off from the western port of Incheon on Tuesday evening and was to arrive at the southern resort island of Jeju later on Wednesday.
The ferry reportedly set off from the western port of Incheon on Tuesday evening and was scheduled to arrive at the southern resort island of Jeju later on Wednesday.
It lies about 50 miles (80km) from South Korea's western port of Incheon, and just seven miles (11km) from North Korean shores.
kilometers northwest of the port of Incheon, and its surrounding waters around
Thirty-five diocesan priests issued a statement March 18, saying that the Kyungin Canal project, which would connect the port of Incheon to Seoul, would submerge neighboring wetlands.
From the shores of Busan to the port of Incheon, the A-Frame Chapter has had a global impact on the history of the Republic of Korea and on the NDTA.
in the South Korean port of Incheon early Monday morning after a two-day journey through the Yellow Sea, marking the first such family-unit defection by sea in five years.
The Japanese ship, which left its home port April 20 for cruise drills involving 13 countries, was scheduled to make a port call at South Korea's western port of Incheon in early September.