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Jolbon (Korean홀본; Hanja忽本) was the first capital of Goguryeo, which arose in the north of the Korean Peninsula.[1] Jolbon is thought to have been in modern Wunü Mountain, Liaoning.[2]

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In 37 BC, Jumong had fled from Dongbuyeo to avoid death at the hands of Dongbuyeo's Crown Prince Daeso, who presented great jealousy towards Jumong.[3] After he fled, Jumong established a new kingdom in 37 BC called Goguryeo in the Jolbon region. In Jolbon, he married Soseono (or So Seo-no), who was the daughter of a local tribal leader.[4]

Jolbon was the first capital city of the ancient Korean Kingdom of Goguryeo from 37 BC – 3 AD. [5] The second ruler, the son of Jumong, Yuri, moved its capital to Gungnae Fortress.[6]


  1. ^ Jeon ho-tae, 《Koguryo, the origin of Korean power & pride》, Northeast Asia History Foundation, 2007. p.9
  2. ^ 기, 경량 (2017). "The location and character of Goguryeo's early capital, Jolbon". 인문학연구. 34: 129–162. Retrieved 2019-10-23.
  3. ^ Lim SK, 《Asian Civiizations:Ancient to 1800 AD》, Asiapac Books Pte Ltd, 2011. ISBN 9812295941 p.77
  4. ^ Pae-yong Yi, 《Women in Korean History》, 2008. p.120
  5. ^ Lee Injae, Owen Miller, Park Jinhoon, Yi Hyun-hae, 《Korean History in Maps》, Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 1107098467 p.30
  6. ^ King Yuri(1) "KBS World", Retrieved 2015-06-27

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