Gangwon


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Gangwon

or

Kangwon

(gäng`wŭn`), province (1995 pop. 1,466,794), N South Korea. ChuncheonChuncheon
or Chunchon
, 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.
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 is the capital. The 38th parallel that divided Korea after World War II ran through Gangwon, but after the Korean War truce of 1953 much of the province returned from North to South Korean rule. Mining (iron, coal, tungsten, fluorite), farming, and fishing are chief economic activities in the province.
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Implementing agency : Gangneung, Gangwon Province Road Management Office Branch Office
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ISLAMABAD -- After a thrilling finish, Pakistan ski contingent, Monday, clinched two top positions by winning Gold and Bronze medals in `Dream Programme -2014' held in Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea.
Washington, October 25 ( ANI ): In a bid to attract tourists officials in north east Gangwon Province are planning to set up a nude beach in South Korea.
Previously, Gangwon Province had tried to launch a female-only nude beach in 2005, while Gangneung City also deliberated, but ultimately scrapped, a nude beach idea due to public outcry.
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The South Korean military has admitted it found no fewer than 200 South Korean rice sacks transported to North Korean Army units on about 10 occasions near the demilitarized zone, including Gangwon Province between 2003 and recently, the report said.
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