Pyeongchang-dong

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Pyeongchang-dong
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 평창동
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Pyeongchang dong
 • McCune–Reischauer P'yongch'ang tong
Country South Korea
Area
 • Total 8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 19,645
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)

Pyeongchang-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea.[1][2]

Sometimes called the "Beverly Hills" of Seoul, due to it being a preferred residential location for Korean celebrities, it still remains a common location used in Korean films and television. It is unusual to most communities in Seoul, in that it is nestled in the Bugak Mountains, being surrounded on almost all sides, having the feeling of a wooded resort-like suburb. Many multi-story American style homes fill the community, even though being primarily mountainous, with roads as steep as San Francisco.

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  1. ^ a b "Status quo of Pyeongchang-dong" (in Korean). Pyeongchang Resident office website. Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  2. ^ "평창동 (Pyeongchang-dong 平倉洞)" (in Korean). Doosan Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 

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