Chuncheon


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Chuncheon

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Chunchon

(cho͞on`chôn`), city (1993 pop. 179,372), capital of Gangwon (Kangwon) prov., N South Korea. It is an important market town and rice-processing center with rail and road links to Seoul. Textiles, silk yarn, and raw silk are produced, and other light industries are emerging. Tungsten, mica, and fluorspar are mined nearby. Chuncheon was the capital of the kingdom of Maek (250 B.C.–A.D. 660) and was later absorbed by Silla (see KoreaKorea
, Korean Hanguk or Choson, region and historic country (85,049 sq mi/220,277 sq km), E Asia. A peninsula, 600 mi (966 km) long, Korea separates the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by Koreans) on the east from the Yellow Sea (and Korea Bay [or West Korea
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In the early 1950s, the streets of Chuncheon were a kaleidoscope of the past and the present.
The crash of the Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopter took place in the eastern city of Chuncheon, about 110 kilometres (68 miles) from Seoul.
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Despite having only recently returned from his role as coach to the Al Doy Olympic Centre team at the eighth annual ChunCheon Open International Taekwando Championships 2011 in Korea, Al Doy has already turned his attention to the next season.
Summary: At least 32 people have died after landslides and flooding swept through South Korea's capital and the northern town of Chuncheon.
Another three people died at the resort near Chuncheon and at least 19 were killed in Seoul.
Ten of the dead were college students who had been doing voluntary work when they were caught in an early-morning landslide in Chuncheon, about 68 miles north-east of the capital, Seoul, They were staying in a resort cabin when the mud and debris engulfed them.
Ten of the 13 killed in an early-morning landslide in Chuncheon, about 68 miles (110m) north-east of the capital, Seoul, were college students who had been doing voluntary work.
Radioactive iodine has been detected in 12 radiation stations nationwide, including Seoul, while cesium was found only in Chuncheon, 85 kilometers west of Seoul, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday, citing the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety.
308 Bq in Chuncheon, located 85 kilometers east of the capital city.