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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The Gangwondo Agricultural Research and Extension Services (GWARES) developed namul-bap to introduce local food culture to the world during the PyeongChang Olympics.
The minister said this during her visit along with Asian Development Bank delegates from 10 countries to National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) in Gangwondo province of South Korea.
She was speaking during her visit along with Asian Development Bank delegates from ten countries to National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) in Gangwondo province of South Korea.
The trip was sponsored by AirAsia, Korean Tourism Board, Gyeonggido tourism Organization and Gangwondo provincial government.
Investment in winter sports is evident with the opening of the Alpensia Resort, Gangwondo, costing more than $1.
This research was supported by a grant from the Pyongchang Agricultural Development and Technology Center, Gangwondo, Korea.