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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

Symbol
City Emblem City flower City tree City bird City Animal
City Emblem City flower

Royal azalea

City tree

Korean pine tree

City bird

Red-crowned crane

City Animal

Asiatic black bear

History

  • 1395 : Named Gangwon-do Province.
  • 1896 : As the 13-province system is introduced, the four counties which belonged to Chungju-bu are returned to Gangwon-do Province. Chuncheon is designated as the capital bu of the province, and a governor is put in charge of provincial administration.
  • 1954 : Yangyang County, Inje County, Yanggu County, Hwacheon County, and part of Cheorwon County and Goseong County, which are located south of the Military Demarcation Line, become a part of South Korea.
  • 2021 : The administrative districts of Gangwon-do Province currently consist of seven cities and 11 counties.

Regional Characteristics

  • Gangwon-do Province is a mountainous area. It is divided into two regions by the Taebaek Mountains, which are the spine of the Korean Peninsula: Yeongdong on the east and Yeongseo on the west.
  • Gangwon-do Province is the source of the Hangang River and Nakdonggang River, which are the lifeline of South Korea. All kinds of fish, including Korean native species, inhabit the headwaters of the Bukhangang River, a pristine area with a well-preserved ecosystem. With the Peace Dam in Hwacheon County, the Hwacheon Dam and Chuncheon Dam, the Soyang Dam, the Uiam Dam, etc., the area is an important source of drinking and industrial water.

Basic Information


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Geography/Climate
  • Area : 16,828㎢ (As of 2019)
  • 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 : 1,541,104 (As of September 30, 2020)
  • Number of households : 732,005
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(As of 2019, provisional)
  • GRDP : ₩ 45,891 billion
  • Per capita GRDP : ₩ 32.0 million
Industry(As of 2019, provisional)
  • Service industry 68.9%, mining manufacturing industry 16.6%, construction industry 13.8%, agriculture and fishery 0.7%
  • Specialized industry : Wellness food, ceramic new material, sports knowledge service
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.:+82-33-249-2098
  • Fax.:+82-33-249-4011
  • Official Website : http://www.provin.gangwon.kr