South Korea: see GangneungGangneung
or Kangnung
, city (1993 pop. 151,921), Gangwon (Kangwon) prov., NE South Korea, a port on the Sea of Japan (or East Sea). An agricultural center with a silk weaving industry, Gangneung is famed for its beautiful scenery; Gyeongpo provincial park and Odaesan
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15 and 16, at Kangnung Air Base, home of the South Korean air force's 18th Wing; and Nov.
Faculty of Marine Bioscience and Technology, Kangnung National University, Gangneung 210-702, Korea
In September 1996, North Korean Special Operations Forces (SOF) infiltrated the South Korean eastern coast near the town of Kangnung. The North Koreans, numbering 26, abandoned their stranded submarine and rushed from the beach into the surrounding hills.
* Other resort areas, including Sokcho and Kangnung, east of Seoul.
More recently, in 1996, after two prowlers were found along a highway in Kangnung City, South Korea, a stranded North Korean midget submarine was discovered grounded on rocks at the nearby seashore.
The town of Kangnung, 99 miles east of Seoul, was worst hit after a record 34.29 inches of rain fell on Saturday.
SOUTH AFRICA'S players are beginning to feel the pace of life at their training resort of Kangnung in South Korea - and have found it is decidedly slow.
South Africa warmed up with a training game on the beach at Kangnung.
South Korea's opposition Grand National Party (GNP) won all three parliamentary seats at stake in elections Thursday in two districts in Seoul and another in Kangnung, Kangwon Province, results showed Friday.
Tensions on the peninsula were also heightened by the grounding of a North Korean submarine near Kangnung in South Korea, late on 17 September 1996.