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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Choi Moon-soon personally invited Filipinos last month to visit his province of Gangwon-do in east South Korea when he graced the recent Korea Winter Travel Fair 2017: Let's go to Gangwon!
For his part, Choi said the escalating tension is not a problem, noting that he has been living in the province for many decades now and that Gangwon-do is '[a] beautiful [place]'.