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  Han River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Han River, or Han Gang, is a river in Korea, passing through Seoul and entering the Yellow Sea
Han River, or Han Jiang, is a river in eastern Guangdong province, in southern China
Han River is a river in Danang, Vietnam
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 Han River (Korea) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Han River located in South Korea, is the confluence of the South Han River, which originates in Mount Daedeok-san, and the North Han, which originates in Mount Geumgang-san.
The Han River flows through Seoul to empty into the Yellow Sea.
Although it is not a long river, the lower Han is remarkably broad for such a relatively short river.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Han_River_(Korea)   (127 words)

 Han River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Korean Han-gang river, northern South Korea, rising in the western slopes of the T'aebaek-sanmaek (mountains) and flowing generally westward across the peninsula through the provinces of Kangwon, Kyonggi, and North Ch'ungch'ong and through the city of Seoul to the Yellow Sea.
The Han River rises in the Wu-i Shan (mountains) in southwest Fukien Province to the north of Ch'ang-t'ing.
The Han Shui rises in the Shen-ch'iung Shan (mountains), part of the Mi-t'sang Shan in the north of Ning-ch'iang County in the extreme southwest of Shensi Province.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9039102?tocId=9039102   (883 words)

 Han - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 220 CE) of China
Han, one of the Chinese Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Liu family.
The Han River (韩江), a river in eastern
www.encyclopedia-of-knowledge.com /?t=Han   (174 words)

 Encyclopedia: Han River (Korea)
Kŭmgang-san (Diamond Mountain) is the second-tallest mountain in North Korea, with a height of 1638 metres.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea and was, until 1945, the capital of all of Korea.
The Yellow Sea (in North and South Korea, it is also called the West Sea (strangely not disputed like East Sea) is the northern part of the East China Sea, which in turn is a part of the Pacific Ocean.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Han-River-(Korea)   (352 words)

 Samjeondo Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Following the siege of Namhansanseong, the Joseon Dynasty surrendered to and was forced to accept vassal status to the Manchu Empire in 1636.
Samjeondo, meaning "crossing of the three fields", was located near the Sambatnaru, a major crossing point of the Han River in early Joseon times.
However, all of the soldiers except the high-ranking ones were released by Nurhaci, and the inscription emphasizes the merciful act.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samjeondo_Monument   (694 words)

 Han - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Northern Han, a kingdom during during the Chinese Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms
Korea, an abbreviation for Hanguk, the South Korean name for Korea.
Gina Han, or Sunny Han, of the Han twins murder conspiracy
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Han   (314 words)

 SEOUL FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the establishment of South Korea (the Republic of Korea) in 1948 it became the capital of the country, except for a short time during the Korean_War.
Seoul is located in the northwest of the country, south of the DMZ, on the Han River.
Yeouido is a large island in the middle of the Han River, downstream from Gangnam-gu, and is home to the National Assembly, the major broadcasting studios, and a number of large office buildings, as well as the Korea Finance Building and the world's largest Presbyterian church.
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 Globaled: South Korea Miracle on the Han River(p.1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
According to the World Bank, the economic progress Korea has achieved in the past three decades is one of the most outstanding success stories in international development.Numerous obstacles blocked Korean economic development in the first half of the 20th century.
During the Korean War (1950-1953), 50 percent of Korea's alreadt meager manufacturing gacilities, 40 percent of all provate homes, nd 20 percent of the nation's schools wee destroyed.
The economic progress that Korea has achieved since 1962 has remarked, not only in rebuilding a nation that was devastated by foreign domination and war, but in addition Korea is heavily dependent on import s for almost all of its raw materials and energy.
cspace.unb.ca /nbco/globaled/skorea/act17b.html   (491 words)

 The Korea Times : [The Dawn of Modern Korea] (284) Han River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Han River is not particularly long: the geography of the Korean Peninsula ensures that it simply cannot accommodate large rivers.
For the local construction businesses, the Han River became a natural source of these materials, and from the early 1960s, the bars and banks of the Han were extensively mined for gravel and sand.
The islets and sandbars in the middle of the Han River became the apartments, bridges and plants of the ``metropolitan area'' of a mushrooming Seoul.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/opinion/200504/kt2005041016271254130.htm   (870 words)

 Seoul Searching - Basic information about South Korea.
South Korea is located in East Asia between the countries of China and Japan on the Korean peninsula.
The Yellow Sea separates China from South Korea on the west coast and the Sea of Japan separates South Korea from Japan on the east coast.
Yeouido is a large island in the middle of the Han River, downstream from Gangnam-gu, and is home to the National Assembly, the major broadcasting studios, and a number of large office buildings.
www.seoulsearching.com /koreabasics.html   (904 words)

 Vaal Triangle Info Encylopedia - Seoul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
) is the capital of South Korea and is one of the most populous cities in the world, located in the northwestern part of the country on the Han River.
It was thought that only the kingdom that controlled the Han River valley would be able to control the whole of the peninsula, because it was a centre of transportation.
Further south are the old suburbs of Yongsan-gu and Mapo-gu, and the Han River.
www.vaaltriangleinfo.co.za /wiki/index.php?title=Seoul   (2348 words)

 Han River (Korea)
The Han River (한강 ; 漢江 ; Han-gang), located in South Korea, is the confluence of the North Han River, which originates in Mt. Daedeok-san, and the South Han, which originates in Mt. Geumgang-san.
The Han River flows through Seoul to empty into the Yellow Sea or maybe red sea.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ha/Han_River_(Korea).html   (70 words)

 NameTraq | Last Name: Han
Han Seung-soo, former UN General Assembly president and an incumbent lawmaker of the Grand National Party (GNP), on Monday declared he would not run for a...
Kiran Han, 57, was driving her 1994 Mazda van north on Newfound Gap Road Thursday when she lost control of the van south of the Alum Cave Bluff trailhead, said...
Han Sun-kyo, a popular MC for a morning TV show, was first to throw his hat into the ring this time, joining the main opposition Grand National Party recently.
nametraq.com /genealogy_jan04/H/Han.shtml   (2721 words)

A typical example of such an area is the downstream reach of the main Han River passing through the Seoul metropolitan area with a population of 10 million.
The Han River is the largest river in Korea and is located near the center of the Korean peninsula.
The length of this section of the river is 34.5 km and the width ranges from 750 m to 1,200 m.
www.iahr.org /e-library/beijing_proceedings/Theme_B/2D%20WATER%20QUALITY%20ANALYSIS.html   (1229 words)

 CNN.com Korea: Helicopter crash over the Han River
SEOUL, Korea -- Rescue workers examine the wreckage of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter after it smashed into a bridge killing three soldiers.
Police have recovered one body from the Han River and have said there is little chance of survival for the other two crew members.
The heavy army transport helicopter was installing a torch-shaped sculpture on the bridge's central tower when its rotors hit the sculpture and the tower.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2001/asiafeaturefile/3005   (134 words)

 KOREA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Seoul, the showpiece of this success, became known as the "Miracle on the Han River." Through its five year plans, the government set out to make Korea into a modern industrial nation.
Transportation became a problem as the city expanded south of the Han River.
Areas along the Han River were turned into parks and recreational areas offering swimming pools and boating activities.
www.koreasociety.org /KS_curriculum/HS/2/2-text/2_196.htm   (448 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Even though I've made no effort to go there since my arrival in Korea eight months ago, I was curious to see it if for no other reason than the fact that nearly 50% of South Korea's population lives in the city and outlying areas.
The Han River in downtown Seoul is more of an incident, an obstacle to be built around when necessary.
Living in Korea is a constant process of finding beauty in things that run against my perceptions of beauty.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=5853217&postID=108553315430402368   (991 words)

 KoreaTimes : [Korea and ADB] ADB Kickstarted Miracle on Han River
Now Korea is putting forward an ambitious plan to become a business hub of North East Asia based on the free economic zones in Inchon as well as other parts of the country.
Korea's subscribed share is 5.1 percent and voting power is 4.4 percent, the 8th largest among the members.
It will also be a great chance to explain Korea's national agenda of becoming a business hub of Northeast Asia to all the participants who are from the most powerful community in the region in terms of economic and financial decision making.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/special/200405/kt2004051214210311440.htm   (1309 words)

 Seoul, Korea  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Seoul is divided by the Han River, which flows from east to west toward the Yellow Sea.
From the 1960s through the mid-1990s the area south of the Han River (known as Kangnam or "South of the River" in Korean) saw a boom in the construction of shopping malls and apartments for the upper-middle class.
A statue of Admiral Yi Sunsin, who defended Korea against the Japanese invasions of 1592 to 1597, stands on an island at the center of Sejongno, the main downtown thoroughfare.
www.galenfrysinger.com /seoul_korea.htm   (734 words)

 Inch'on --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It lies near the mouth of the Han River, 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of Seoul, with which it is connected by highway and railroad.
South Korea's transportation system was expanded and improved considerably after 1960, especially with the creation of a modern highway network and the establishment of nationwide air service.
While North Korea continued to hurl furious but ineffective attacks at the Pusan perimeter, General MacArthur readied the counterstroke that was to reverse the course of the war—an amphibious assault in his enemy's rear at the port city of Inchon, southwest of Seoul.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9042248?tocId=9042248   (664 words)

 Han Dynasty|Han Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
# The Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 220 CE) of China
# '''Han''', one of the Chinese Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Liu family.
# Gina Han, or Sunny Han, of the Han twins murder conspiracy
www.echostatic.com /Han_Dynasty|Han.html   (299 words)

 Globaled: South Korea Miracle on thr Han River (P.2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Under this condition, two economic strategies were simultaneously and regulated by the government: Looking inward within Korea to implemenet a policy of import substitutions; and looking outward to the rest of the world to implement a policy of aggressive export promotion.
Once characterized as an isolated "hermit kingdom", Korea's economy grew initially because of the growth of exports.
If it continues to maintain an annual economic growth rate of 1 to 8 percent, Korea, by th year 2,000, is predicted to emerge as te 15th largest economy and the 10th largest trading nation in the world.
cspace.unb.ca /nbco/globaled/skorea/act17c.html   (507 words)

 Seoul Special City, Korea, South
The city is the political, cultural, social and economical centre of South Korea.
Today, the population of the Seoul area comprises 24% of the total population of South Korea, and Seoul ranks seventh in the world in terms of the number of Fortune 500 transnational companies headquartered there.
Across the Han River are the newer and wealthier areas of Gangnam-gu and surrounding neighbourhoods.
creekin.net /c4799-n98-seoul-special-city-korea-south.html   (2108 words)

 Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
Although the Han River froze earlier this year, due to global warming the date has overall gradually been pushed back since 1906, when records started.
From 1906 to 1928, the river froze in December.
In the winter of 1963, the river did not ice over until February 13 of the next year.
english.chosun.com /w21data/html/news/200501/200501100035.html   (308 words)

 Korea Bike Tour: Sancheon
In Seoul, along the Han River and several of its tributaries there are wide, flat, car-free bike facilities.
Retail in Korea is almost exclusively small boutiques, so every shop in a small town has a different inventory and the street-scape is very diverse.
Although at this point the road parallels the Gyeongchun River (a tributary of the Han River), it climbs a hill "to get to the other side" -- the downhill was as good as the uphill.
www.ibike.org /ibike/korea/east/2-Sancheon.htm   (393 words)

 Canada and the World Backgrounder: South Korea: The Han River miracle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rice is the principal summer, or wet-season, crop; wheat, barley, corn, potatoes, and sweet potatoes are the major dry-season crops.
South Korea's rice yields are among the highest in the world.
The problem with the chaebol approach is the same one an athlete would have if she tried to excel at ten different sports; she might be a world-class tennis player but swim about as well as a bag of cement.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3695/is_200005/ai_n8903326   (1487 words)

 Seasonal Flux of Nonylphenol in Han River, Korea
In order to understand the behavior of nonylphenol (NP) in Han River, water, suspended particle and sediment samples were analyzed during summer, autumn and winter.
Concentrations of nonylphenol in water ranged from 23.2 to 187.6 ng/L, in suspended particle from 6.8 to 190.8 ng/L and in sediment from 25.4 to 932.0 ng/g dry wt.
An increasing trend in the concentration is noticed in all matrices along down the river.
landbase.hq.unu.edu /Symposia/2004Sympsium/Abstracts/Donghao_Li.htm   (141 words)

 Alligator Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Han River, which is the main river running through Seoul, supplies water to 10 million people.
A few meetings between Korea and the United States have been held this year, but there is still long way to go before a final agreement is reached.
Meanwhile, the people of Korea may still have to drink the water that is contaminated by oils and toxic chemicals dumped from U.S. military bases.
www.alligator.org /edit/issues/00-fall/001114/c02column14.htm   (469 words)

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