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Full nameWonju
Native name원주
Native name langKorean
Settlement typeMunicipal City
CountrySouth Korea
Total Area334.9 sq mi (867.63 km2)
Total Population310854 (2010)
Density (pop.)317/km2 (821/sq mi)

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Wonju is the most populous city in Gangwon province, South Korea.

Wonju is a city approximately 90 mi (144.8 km) east of Seoul and the capital can be reached within 1hr 30minutes by bus or train. Wonju is home to three major universities which attract many students from Seoul and elsewhere. They provide facilities to host sporting and musical events throughout the year. Wonju is also home to one of Korea's top basketball teams and games can be attended at very reasonable prices. It was the site of three crucial battles during the Korean War.

The city has an E-mart, as well as three movie theaters (Cinus, Lotte, and Primus) and a host of shops and outlets for most, if not all, fashions.

A new 250 km per hour KTX line will be built between Seoul and Wonju via Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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