Pyeongchang-eup

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Pyeongchang-eup
평창읍
Town
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Pyeongchang-eup
 • McCune-Reischauer P'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
Country South Korea
Province Gangwon
County Pyeongchang
Administrative divisions 36 ri
Area
 • 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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Sport[edit]

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

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