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Gangneung

Kangnung
Administration
Full nameGangneung
Native name강릉시
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionGwandong
Geography
Total Area401.4 sq mi (1040 km2)
Demography
Total Population229869 (2006)
Density (pop.)221/km2 (572.4/sq mi)
DialectGangwon

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Gangneung is a city in Gangwon-do, on the east coast of South Korea. It has a population of 229,869 (as of 2006). Gangneung is the economic centre of the Yeongdong region of eastern Gangwon Province. Gangneung has many tourist attractions, like Jeongdongjin, one of the most famous towns in Korea. There is a ROK airbase south of Gangneung which formerly doubled as a civil airport.

The city is also home to National League soccer club Gangneung City FC and K-League soccer team Gangwon FC.


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