Hwacheon

administrative division of South Korea

Hwacheon County (Hwacheon-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea.[1] The northern border is, in some places, within nine kilometres of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Neighboring counties are Cheorwon to the northwest and north, Yanggu to the east, Chuncheon to the south, and the Gyeonggi-do province to the southwest. The county consists largely of mountains and rivers, between which are small farming communities, military bases and military training grounds. The area is renowned for its rivers, lake trout, indigenous otters, and natural scenery.

Hwacheon

화천군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationHwacheon-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerHwach'ŏn-gun
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country South Korea
RegionGwandong
Administrative divisions1 eup, 4 myeon
Area
 • Total909.45 km2 (351.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total23,822
 • Density26.2/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gangwon

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  1. "Hwacheon".[permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 38°06′27″N 127°42′52″E / 38.10750°N 127.71444°E / 38.10750; 127.71444