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Gangwon-do Province

Member Regional Governments South Korea (ROK) Gangwon-do Province

Choi Moon-soon

  • NationRepublic of Korea
  • Government NameGangwon-do Province
  • GovernorChoi Moon-soon

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

tree

tree

Korean Pine

bird

bird

Red-crowned Crane

flower

flower

Royal Azalea

History

  • Gangwon-do was one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. The province was formed in 1395, and derived its name from the names of the principal cities of Gangneung and the provincial capital Wonju.
  • In 1945, Gangwon-do (along with the rest of Korea) was divided by the 38th parallel of the U.S. American and Soviet Zones of occupation in the south and north respectively, which led to Wonsan joining the province's northern half in 1946 to serve as its administrative center. In 1948, the southern half of the province became part of the new Republic of South Korea. As a result of the Korean War ceasefire in 1953, the boundary between the South and North Korean portions of the province was shifted northward to the Military Demarcation Line

Topographic Features

  • Most of the land in Gangwon-do (province) consists of mountainous areas. Gangwon-do is largely divided into Yeongdong on the east side of the Taebaek summit, the backbone of Korean Peninsula, and Yeongseo on the west side of the ridgeline. There are no large areas of flat lands in this province at all. Since the weather in Gangwon-do belongs to a monsoon climate zone, it is cold and largely dry during the winter times as influenced by the continental climate, while it is hot and humid with lots of rain during the summer as influenced by the oceanic climate.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 20,569㎢, south of the Demarcation Line 16,873.61㎢
  • Location : 37˚02′~ 38˚37′north latitude and 127˚05′~ 129˚22′east longitude
  • Climate : Average temperature 11.4℃, annual precipitation 1,332㎜
Population
  • Population : 1,538,869(Male : 774,412, Female : 764,457) (October 2012)
  • Population density : 2.35/㎢ (October 2012)
Major Event
  • Chuncheon : International Mime Festival, Chuncheon Makguksu Festival
  • Yangyang : Song-I Mushroom Festival
  • Sokcho : Seorak Snow Flower Festival, Hwarang Yeongrang Festival
  • Gangneung : Gangneung Dano Festival
  • Taebaek : Taebaek Snow Festival
  • Wonju : Wonju Gamyeong Festival
Tourist Attractions
  • Mt. Seoraksan National Park, Naksan Temple, Mt.Chiaksan National Park, Mt. Odaesan National Park, DMZ Tour, Mureung Gyegok

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP : ₩ 25,259.5 bln
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 17,178,700
  • Fiscal budget : ₩ 3,069,005 mln
Industry
  • Real industry growth rate(2007) - Agriculture and fisheries : 11.2%, banking and insurance industry : 9.8%, manufacturing : 4.4%, education and service : 4.2%, communication : 4.3%, mining : -5.4%
Products
  • Agricultural and fisheries product : rice, potato, corn, Chinese cabbage, squid, pollack, mackerel

Others

  • Contact:International Cooperation Division
  • Address:1 Jungangro, Chuncheon Si, Gangwon-Do 200-700 Republic of Korea
  • Tel.:+82-33-249-2282
  • Fax.:+82-33-249-4011
  • Official Website : http://www.provin.gangwon.kr