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Wonju(wŭn`jo͞o`), city (1995 pop. 237,423), Gangwon prov., N central South Korea. Most of its industries relate to the military base in the city. It was a subcapital of the Silla dynasty (see KoreaKorea
, Korean Hanguk or Choson, region and historic country (85,049 sq mi/220,277 sq km), E Asia. A peninsula, 600 mi (966 km) long, Korea separates the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by Koreans) on the east from the Yellow Sea (and Korea Bay [or West Korea
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