Gangwon

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Gangwon

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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 South Korean Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles were launched from the North's eastern Kangwon province and flew in a northeasterly direction about 250 km (155 miles) into the sea.
Summary: Washington [USA], August 26 (ANI): North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles from its Kangwon province, which flew for about 250km (150 miles).
EDT Sunday), from an area near Wonsan, Kangwon Province on North Korea's east coast, according to a statement from South Korea's Joint Chief Of Staff.
His second film, The Power of Kangwon Province, is similar, with only 13 percent long takes taking up only 39 percent of the film's running time.
Implementing agency : Creation of Future Science, Kangwon Province Postal Korea Post
Until recently, he was reported to have been commander of the 1st Corps of the Korean People's Army in Kangwon Province on the east coast.
The UN mission said immediate food aid was needed for residents of the worst-hit counties, Anju and Songchon in South Pyongan province and Chonnae in Kangwon province.
Lee Myung-Bak, President of South Korea, responding to North Korea's war threat and vowing to retaliate if South Korean territory was attacked again, during a visit to an army unit in Kangwon Province.
Even last year, we had a campaign in Kangwon Province of getting by with two meals a day.
What makes Hong's first feature unique, yet similar to its 1998 follow-up The Power of Kangwon Province ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and especially applicable to a discussion of cinematic drift, is its episodic cross-stitching of four discrete yet connected stories, each one separated by interstitial blackouts and populated with characters who enter and exit the text in ways that replicate the Modernist predilection for flaneurial movement across metro-spatial borders.
Last week, the nation's largest wind power farm began operation in the Taegwanryong area of the Kangwon Province.