Bucheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Bucheon is a satellite city of Seoul, 25 km away. It is sandwiched between Incheon and Seoul. Manufacturing operations are located in the city. Bucheon promotes itself as the cultural centre of the Seoul Metropolitan Area. The Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra is located there and an annual international film festival is held in July, called the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival or PiFAN. Bucheon's institutions of higher education include: Bucheon College, Yuhan College, Catholic University of Korea Bucheon campus, and Seoul Theological University. In 1914, some areas of Incheon City and Bupyeong County were joined together under the name Bucheon. In 1931, Gyenam township (myeon, ) was renamed Sosa township (myeon, ). In 1941, Sosa township promoted to eup (town) status. After independence from Japan, the westernmost area of Bucheon was set apart and joined to Incheon city once again.
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