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Pyeongchang

county in Gangwon Province, South Korea

Pyeongchang is a city in the Republic of Korea. They hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Winter Paralympics.[2]

Pyeongchang

평창군
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationPyeongchang-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerP'yŏngch'ang-gun[1]
Official logo of Pyeongchang
Emblem of Pyeongchang
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
RegionGangwon
Administrative divisions1 eup, 7 myeon
Area
 • Total1,463.65 km2 (565.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total43,666
 • Density30/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gangwon
Time zoneutc+9

The town has many mountains, with a lot of snow in the winter. As of 2013, its population was about 44,000.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "P'yŏngch'ang-gun: South Korea - name, geographic coordinates, administrative division, and map". Geographical Names. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  2. "S. Korean city to host 2018 Winter Olympics" CNN. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011

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Coordinates: 37°22′N 128°24′E / 37.367°N 128.400°E / 37.367; 128.400