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Chuncheon

Chuncheon
Administration
Full nameChuncheon
Native name춘천
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionGwanseo
Geography
Total Area430.9 sq mi (1116.43 km2)
Demography
Total Population265526 (June 2009)
Density (pop.)225/km2 (582.8/sq mi)
DialectGangwon

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Chuncheon ( ) is the capital of Gangwon Province, South Korea. The city lies in the northeast of the country, located in a basin formed by the Soyang River and Han River. There are some large lakes around the city, most notably Lake Soyang and Lake Uiam. The area is renowned for its small river islands, such as Sangjungdo, Ha-Jungdo, Bungeo Island, and Wido.

It is now a popular destination among East Asian tourists as it was featured in the popular Korean drama Winter Sonata. It is where the resort island of Namiseom is located.


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