Paju is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Paju was made a city in 1997; it had previously been a county (gun).
The city area is 672.78km, and it is located just south of Panmunjeom on the 38th parallel. In 2015, the population of Paju has increased to 427,668. To defend the South Korean capital, Seoul, many U.S. and South Korean army bases are set up in the city. In 2002, the northernmost South Korean railway station, Dorasan, was opened. North Korean territory and Kaesong City can be seen from Mount Dora in the city.
Paju may refer to:Places
Paju, city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
- Paju Station, subway station in Paju
- Paju, Tartu County, village in Rannu Parish, Tartu County, Estonia
Paju, Valga County, village in Tõlliste Parish, Valga County, Estonia
- Battle of Paju
- Ave Pajo (born 1984), Estonian footballer
- Imbi Paju (born 1959), Estonian journalist, writer and filmmaker
- Paju (film), a 2009 South Korean film
Paju is a 2009 South Korean film. It tells the tale of a teenage schoolgirl ( Seo Woo) and her complex relationship to her older sister’s husband ( Lee Sun-kyun). Set in the city where it takes its name from – a longtime military area and now a developing city located close to the North/South Korean border – its elegant and well-constructed narrative deals with guilt, mystery, love and redemption, as well as the psychological layers of its characters. The film also offers a vivid glimpse into Korean society and the struggles some residents of Paju face. The result is both uniquely Korean and universally resonant.
In 2010 Paju became the first ever Korean film to open the International Film Festival Rotterdam and to compete at the Tribeca Film Festival.