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Rivers of Korea

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Rivers of Korea

The Korean peninsula is mainly mountainous along its east coast, so most of its river water flows west, emptying into the Yellow Sea. Some of these rivers flow through lakes en route to the coast, but these are all artificial reservoirs, as there are no natural lakes on the Korean mainland. A few rivers head south, emptying into the Korea Strait and some more minor rivers flow east to the East Korea Bay, though these are usually little more than streams in comparison. In the list below, tributaries are listed under the river into which they flow and then in upstream order. They are listed counterclockwise, from the Amnok to the Duman.

Main rivers of South Korea

Name hangul hanja
1 Hantan River 한탄강 漢灘江
2 Imjin River 임진강 臨津江
3 Soyang River 소양강 昭陽江
4 Hongcheon River 홍천강 洪川江
5 Bukhan River 북한강 北漢江
6 Han River 한강 漢江
7 Namhan River 남한강 南漢江
8 Geum River 금강 錦江
9 Mangyeong River 만경강 萬頃江
10 Dongjin River 동진강 東津江
11 Yeongsan River 영산강 榮山江
12 Seomjin River 섬진강 蟾津江
13 Nakdong River 낙동강 洛東江
14 Geumho River 금호강 琴湖江
15 Hwang River 황강 黃岡
16 Nam River 남강 南江

Rivers flowing into the Yellow Sea (West Sea)

Rivers flowing into the Korea Strait (South Sea)

Rivers flowing into the Sea of Japan (East Sea)

  • Jangancheon (장안천)
    • Yongsocheon (용소천)
  • Hyoamcheon (효암천)
    • Hwasancheon (화산천)
  • Hoeya River (회야강)
    • Namchangcheon (남창천)
    • Daebukcheon (대북천)
    • Cheongokcheon (천곡천)
    • Junamcheon (주남천)
  • Oehang River (외항강)
    • Cheongnyangcheon (청량천)
      • Duwangcheon (두왕천)
      • Namcheon (남천)
  • Taehwa River (태화강)
    • Yeocheoncheon (여천천)
    • Myeongchoncheon (명촌천)
      • Yangjeongcheon (양정천)
      • Jinjangcheon (진장천)
    • Dongcheon River (동천강)
      • Songjeongcheon (송정천)
      • Dongcheon (동천) (Upper part of the Dongcheon River)
    • Cheokdongcheon (척동천)
    • Mubeopcheon (무법천)
    • Guksucheon (국수천)
    • Daegokcheon (대곡천)
      • Guryangcheon (구량천)
      • Mihocheon (미호천)
    • Sangcheoncheon (상천천)
      • Jakcheoncheon (작천천)
      • Gacheoncheon (가천천)
  • Eomulcheon (어물천)
    • Bangbangcheon (방방천)
  • Jeongjacheon (정자천)
    • Muryongcheon (무룡천)
  • Sinmyeongcheon (신명천)
  • Gwanseongcheon (관성천)
  • Haseocheon (하서천)
  • Hyeongsan River (형산강)
    • Gigyecheon (기계천)
    • Bukcheon (북천)
  • Wangpicheon (왕피천)
  • Nam River (남강)
  • Geumya River (금야강)
  • Seongcheon River (성천강)
  • Namdaecheon (남대천)
  • Bukdaecheon (북대천)
  • Eorangcheon (어랑천)
  • Suseongcheon (수성천)
  • Tumen River, known in Korean as the "Duman River" (두만강)

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