Geum River

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Template:Koreanname noimage The Geum River is a river in South Korea. It rises in North Chungcheong Province, flows through South Chungcheong, and finally forms part of the border between South Chungcheong and North Jeolla Provinces before emptying into the Yellow Sea near Gunsan city.

In the area of Buyeo County, it bears the name Baengmagang, which means White Horse River. Numerous legends associate the ancient kingdom of Baekje with the Baengmagang. A very famous song of the sin minyo tradition, Kkumkkuneun Baengmagang (꿈꾸는 백마강, "dreaming Baengmagang"), is about this stretch of the river.

The river's Korean name ("Gold River") is a homonym of the word for "diamond" (금강; 金剛) and should not be confused with Kŭmgang Mountain (금강산; 金剛山; "Diamond Mountain") in North Korea.

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