Yanggu County, Gangwon

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Yanggu
양구군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yanggu-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yanggu-gun
Official logo of Yanggu
Emblem of Yanggu
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 4 myeon
Area
 • Total 700.8 km2 (270.6 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 24,027
 • Density 34/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Yanggu County (Yanggu-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea.

The northern part of Yanggu County was part of the front line for much of the Korean War, and now borders the Demilitarized Zone. Several Korean War battle sites are located in Yanggu County, including Bloody Ridge, Heartbreak Ridge, and Hill 1179 (Daeusan).

Yanggu is located the center of Korean peninsula. Dochon-ri village in Nam-myeon[1] in Yanggu is called "navel of Korea".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Natural Side of the DMZ in Yanggu, Gangwon-do
  2. ^ Travel to the nude in nature, “DMZ’s story 4 – Yanggu” 한반도의 배꼽, 양구

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Coordinates: 38°06′29″N 127°59′22″E / 38.107952°N 127.989507°E / 38.107952; 127.989507