Uijeongbu (Korean pronunciation: [ɰidʑʌŋbu]) is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Its geographical location is 37°45′N 127°3′E.
The city is located just north of Seoul with many U.S. and Korean military bases for the defense of the Korean capital. The U.S. Second Infantry Division has established its headquarters in the city with main troops deployed in Dongducheon City. There are several mountains such as Mt. Dobongsan, Mt. Surak, Mt. Soyo nearby, which are popular with residents living in Seoul Metropolitan area for climbing as leisure activity.
Despite it being known for its military presence, the area has boomed into a satellite community of Seoul and all that comes with it. Which means shopping, cinemas, restaurants and bars, PC bangs, DVD Bangs, etc. In addition to US personnel, English hagwons have surfaced and as a result, has generated an expat community of English teachers.
In M*A*S*H, this city (then just a village) served as the home of MASH 4077.