Gangwon counties Government • Governor Choi Moon-soon (Democratic)

Gangwon???ProvinceKorean transcription(s) • Hangul ??? • Hanja ??? • McCune?Reischauer Kangw?ndo • Revised Romanization Gangwon-doFlag of GangwonFlag Official logo of GangwonLogoLocation of GangwonCountry South KoreaRegion Gwandong(Yeongseo: western Gangwon; Yeongdong: eastern Gangwon)Capital ChuncheonSubdivisions 7 cities; 11 countiesGovernment • Governor Choi Moon-soon (Democratic)Area • Total 16,875 km2 (6,515 sq mi)Population (April, 20162) • Total 1,564,6151 • Density 90/km2 (200/sq mi)Metropolitan Symbols • Flower Royal azalea • Tree Korean pine • Bird Red-crowned craneISO 3166 code KR-42Dialect Gangwon(Yeongseo: western Gangwon dialect; Yeongdong: eastern Gangwon dialect)Website gwd.go.

krGangwon-do (Korean pronunciation: ka?.w? is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon. It is bounded on the east part by the East Sea, and borders Gyeonggi Province to its west, and North Gyeongsang Province and North Chungcheong Province to its south.

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Its northern boundary is the Military Demarcation Line, separating it from North Korea’s Kangw?n Province. Before the division of Korea in 1945 Gangwon and Kangw?n formed a single province. Pyeongchang County hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics.


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