Pyeongchang-eup

Pyeongchang-eup (평창읍) is a town in South Korea and the county seat of the county of Pyeongchang. The town has a surface area of 116.31 km2 (44.91 sq mi) and a population of 9,940. It is located on the left bank of the river Pyeongchanggang.

Pyeongchang-eup
평창읍
Town
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised RomanizationPyeongchang-eup
 • McCune-ReischauerP'yŏngch'ang-ŭp
Map of the County of Pyeongchang
Map of the County of Pyeongchang
Pyeongchang-eup is located in South Korea
Pyeongchang-eup
Pyeongchang-eup
Location of Pyeongchang-eup in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°22′3″N 128°23′45″E / 37.36750°N 128.39583°E / 37.36750; 128.39583Coordinates: 37°22′3″N 128°23′45″E / 37.36750°N 128.39583°E / 37.36750; 128.39583
CountrySouth Korea
ProvinceGangwon
CountyPyeongchang
Administrative divisions36 ri
Area
 • Total116.31 km2 (44.91 sq mi)
Elevation
295 m (968 ft)
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total9,940
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Korea Standard Time)

EconomyEdit

Its local activities include the production of tobacco, silk, and honey. It is also a tourist resort due to its location in an area popular with mountaineering and skiing activities.

SportEdit

The county of Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. However, none of the events were held in the actual city of Pyeongchang-eup.

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