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The Jungnangcheon (hangul: 중랑천) is a tributary of Seoul's Han River. It is generated in the valley of Dorak Mountain of Yangju, Gyeonggi-do. Cheonggyecheon is a tributary of Jungnangcheon. Its whole river basin extends to 299.9 km². Most of the stream is located in Uijeongbu and Seoul.

Jungnangcheon meets Han, seen from Donghodaegho.jpg
The Jungnangcheon entering the River Han.
Native name중랑천/中浪川
CountrySouth Korea
ProvincesGyeonggi, Seoul
Physical characteristics
SourceBulgok Mountain
 ⁃ locationYangju, Gyeonggi
MouthHan River
 ⁃ location
Seongdong, Seoul
Length36.44 km (22.64 mi)[1]
Basin size296.87 km2 (114.62 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
 ⁃ leftCheonggyecheon
Revised RomanizationJungnangcheon


Citizens enjoy jogging and cycling near the river. The cycling track links to other tracks on both the nearby Cheongyecheon stream and the Han river.

Seoul Selection reports that there are some areas alongside the stream where rape flowers are visible in May.[2]


The river contains a large amount of pollutants especially from domestic pollution. Experts have pointed out that the pollution originates from the upper reaches of the stream. In summer 2007, more than 200 fish died after a heavy rain. Pollutants at the bottom of the riverbed contaminated the stream after a storm, and citizens called environmental authorities.

Uijeongbu city government reported its plan to build more ecologically-friendly sewage disposal plants.

Despite the likelihood that the water is not clean, many people fish in the river downstream from Uijeongbu.

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  1. ^ a b 2013년 한국하천일람 [List of Rivers of South Korea, 2013] (PDF) (in Korean). Han River Flood Control Office, Republic of Korea. 31 December 2012. pp. 108–109. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ Seoul Selection 'Seoul's Flower Roads' April 4, 2009 Issue 367

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Coordinates: 37°33′N 127°02′E / 37.550°N 127.033°E / 37.550; 127.033