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|North Korean name|
Yeongdong (Korean pronunciation: [jʌŋ.doŋ], Korean pronunciation: [ɾjɔŋ.dɤŋ], literally 'east of the passes') is the eastern, coastal region of Gangwon Province, South Korea and Kangwŏn Province, North Korea. It is divided from the inland Yeongseo region by the Taebaek Mountains.
Although Yeongseo describes the western half of the two provinces and Gwandong describes both halves together, "Yeongdong" is used much more frequently in South Korea than either of the other two names, and may be taken loosely to refer to the entire region.