The De-Militarized(DMZ)The Demilitarized Zone
The MDL starts in Kyodongdo, near the intersection of the Imjin and Han Rivers in the neutral Han River Estuary, and runs to Kosong-gun, Kangwon Province, via Panmunjom south of Kaesong, Chorwon, Kimhwa and Myunghori. Overall it runs across the waist of the Korean peninsula for about 248 kilometers. When we think of the MDL, we usually think of a line divided by military fences, barbed wire entanglements, however the MDL is simply marked by yellow signs called MDL Markers.
The MDL Marker numbering begins with 0001 at its western end where it intersects the Imjin River and ends at the East Sea. There were a total of 1,292 MDL Markers placed at approximately 200 meter intervals.
Of these 1,292 markers, the United Nations Command (UNC) forces are responsible for maintaining 696 markers and the Communist armies are responsible for the maintenance of 596 markers.