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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Pyeongchang-eup
 • McCune-Reischauer P'yŏngch'ang-ŭp
Pyeongchang-eup is located in South Korea
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
Country South Korea
Province Gangwon
County Pyeongchang
Administrative divisions 36 ri
 • Total 116.31 km2 (44.91 sq mi)
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 9,940
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone Korea Standard Time (UTC+9)

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.

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.

Map of the County of Pyeongchang

The county of Pyeongchang is the host city of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. However, none of the events will be held in the actual city of Pyeongchang-eup.


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