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The History of Panmunjom

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Panmunjom

Paumunjom(Joint Security Area)
Among the people of the world, Koreans especially appreciate freedom and peace because of the civil war that seperated them and the divided country in which they now live. Koreans eagerly long for a peaceful unification
Panmunjom at the time the cease-fire was signed
The place where the truce talks were held during the Korean War was originally located at 1km north of the present place. It was consist of four straw roofed houses, two temporary buildings used as the meeting place, and three temporary barracks at that time.The name, >P’anmunjom, was originated from the story that when a place for the truce talks was moved to this place, they marked the name of P’anmunjom which was a small store(jom) located near the place for the truce talks, in order for the representatives of China to find the place easily.
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After the 1,076 times of the truce talks for 2 year and 19 days since a preparation meeting started, at last the agreement was signed among U.N. forces, North Korean Army, and Chinese Army on 27 July 1953. The P’anmunjom is located at the west end of 155 mile’s truce line and has proved the partition of a nation.
This area is located away from 62km northwest of Seoul and 215km south of P’yungyang. Officially this area is called as ‘Joint Security Area’, and is a special area that is out of a administrative control of South and North Korea.
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