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Guri is a city in Gyeonggimarker Province, South Koreamarker. 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 Dynastymarker (dong-gu-reung) are located in the city. The low mountain of Achasan is also located here, site of the Baekje-era Acha Mountain Fortressmarker 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 Yangjumarker from antiquity until 1980, and part of Namyangjumarker 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 Seoulmarker via a commuter railway (Jungang Line), as well as numerous city transit and intercity buses.


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 Seoulmarker and other cities around itself.


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 rivermarker flow into city and its tributaries are about 17.


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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

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