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Gangwon Province, South Korea

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Gangwon Province is a province of South Korea and the least densely populated subdivision of the country. Gangwon is one of the two provinces with self-governing status, the other being Jeju-do. On the east bound by the East Sea, it borders Gyeonggi Province to its west, North Gyeongsang Province and North Chungcheong Province to its south, and the Military Demarcation Line to the north, separating it from North Korea's Kangwŏn Province. Before the division of Korea in 1945 Gangwon and Kangwŏn Provinces formed a single province. Pyeongchang County in Gangwon hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics. Gangwon will also host the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics. History Gangwon Province (historical) Gangwon-do was one of the Eight Provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty, formed in 1395, deriving its name from the names of the principal cities of Gangneung () and the provincial capital Wonju (). In 1895 Gangwon-do was replaced by the Districts of Chuncheon (Ch
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