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Guri
구리시
—  Municipal City  —
Korean transcription(s)
 - Hangul 구리시
 - Hanja 九里市
 - Revised Romanization Guri-si
 - McCune-Reischauer Kuri-si
Coming into Guri.

Emblem of Guri
Country  South Korea
Region Sudogwon
Administrative divisions 8 dong
Area
 - Total 33.3 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - Total 211,720
 - Density 5,550/km2 (14,374.4/sq mi)
 - Dialect Seoul

Guri is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. The name "Guri" is thought by some to mean "nine villages," which is reflected in the Hanja (Chinese characters; gu - nine; village - ri/li) for the town. It is located immediately to the east of Seoul, in the heart of the Capital Metropolitan Area.

The Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty (dong-gu-reung) are located in the city. The low mountain of Achasan is also located here, site of the Baekje-era Acha Mountain Fortress and numerous hiking trails. It also has pleasant walking paths along Wang-suk-cheon, a small creek separating Guri from Namyangju. The traditional town market in Toldari (Guri's downtown around what used to be a "stone bridge") provides a cheap alternative to department stores.

Guri first became a separate city in 1986. Previously, it had been considered part of Yangju from antiquity until 1980, and part of Namyangju from 1980 to 1986. The name "Guri" was first used in 1914, at which time it was a myeon in Yangju. Guri is connected to Seoul via a commuter railway (Jungang Line), as well as numerous city transit and intercity buses.

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Location

It lies east-northern area of Gyeonggi province. There is Mt.Acha to the west and Namyanju city to east.

The whole area is 33.29㎢. In fact, Guri was quite bigger but some of the townships were incorporated into Seoul and other cities around itself.

Topography

Gwangju mountains are around the northern west area of Guri city. They are usually more than 1000m but to the exact west, there are lower hills.

Wamgsil stream and Han river flow into city and its tributaries are about 17.

Statistics

  • Land Use:

Land Use

  • Temperature Range:

Temperature Range

  • Miscellaneous:
Population: 170,000
Daily Deaths: 1.9
Daily Marriage: 3.1
Daily Divorce: 1.3
Fires a Day: 0.3
Students per Teacher: 25
Amount of Cars: 40,910

Famous people Born In Guri

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Coordinates: 37°36′N 127°09′E / 37.6°N 127.15°E / 37.6; 127.15

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also guri

Norwegian

Etymology

From Old Norse Guðriðr, guð ("god") and fríðr ("beautiful").

Proper noun

Guri

  1. A female given name.

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