Wonju

Wonju

원주시
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul 원주시
 • Hanja 原州市
 • Revised Romanization Wonju-si
 • McCune-Reischauer Wŏnju-si
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Official logo of Wonju
Emblem of Wonju
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Coordinates: 37°20′30″N 127°55′15″E / 37.34167°N 127.92083°E / 37.34167; 127.92083Coordinates: 37°20′30″N 127°55′15″E / 37.34167°N 127.92083°E / 37.34167; 127.92083
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 8 myeon, 16 dong
Area
 • Total 867.63 km2 (334.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total 332,849
 • Density 317/km2 (820/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gangwon
Area code(s) +82-33-7xx
ISO 3166 code KR-42

Wonju[a] (Korean pronunciation: [wʌn.dʑu]) is the most populous city in Gangwon province, South Korea. The city is located approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) east of Seoul. Wonju was the site of three crucial battles during the Korean War.

Administrative divisions

Wonju City is divided into 1 eup (town), 8 myeon (townships), and 16 dong (neighborhoods).[2]

Name Hangul Hanja Population Area (㎢)
Munmak-eup 문막읍 文幕邑 19,452 104.34
Socho-myeon 소초면 所草面 9,517 103.08
Hojeo-myeon 호저면 好楮面 4,440 76.97
Jijeong-myeon 지정면 地正面 3,013 89.70
Buron-myeon 부론면 富論面 2,481 82.67
Gwirea-myeon 귀래면 貴來面 2,052 76.55
Heungeop-myeon 흥업면 興業面 8,482 59.59
Panbu-myeon 판부면 板富面 6,677 67.72
Sillim-myeon 신림면 神林面 3,880 127.41
Jungang-dong 중앙동 中央洞 3,430 1.90
Wonin-dong 원인동 園仁洞 7,002 0.48
Gaeun-dong 개운동 開運洞 14,963 1.05
Myeongnyun il-dong 명륜1동 明倫洞 11,379 0.92
Myeongnyun i-dong 명륜2동 19,187 0.94
Dangu-dong 단구동 丹邱洞 48,570 3.91
Ilsan-dong 일산동 一山洞 8,950 0.80
Hakseong-dong 학성동 鶴城洞 6,195 0.73
Dangye-dong 단계동 丹溪洞 24,654 4.16
Usan-dong 우산동 牛山洞 11,668 7.40
Taejang il-dong 태장1동 台壯洞 11,212 3.04
Taejang i-dong 태장2동 26,646 8.94
Bongsan-dong 봉산동 鳳山洞 10,822 7.26
Haenggu-dong 행구동 杏邱洞 8,093 13.44
Musil-dong 무실동 茂實洞 28,112 8.59
BangokGwanseol-dong 반곡관설동 盤谷觀雪洞 20,321 21.00
Total 332,849 872.56

Transportation

Education

There is one international school: Wonju Chinese Primary School (traditional Chinese: 原州華僑小學校; ; Korean: 원주화교소학교).[9]

Culture and festivals

Museums

  • Mureung Museum
  • Yonsei University Wonju Museum
  • Museum yetchaek towns
  • Wonju City Museum
  • Chiak Folk Museum
  • Myeongjusa Chiaksan and Engraving Museum
  • Toji Literature park
  • Toji Cultural Center
  • Hanji museum
  • On Museum of the Arts

Climate

The climate of Wonju is a Hot summer monsoon-influence Humid continental climate, (Köppen: Dwa)[10]

Sports

Wonju is home city of the Wonju DB Promy, playing in the Korean Basketball League. Their home arena is Wonju Gymnasium, which is located in Myeongnyun il-dong, Wonju. The team has won the Championship three times (2002–03, 2004–05, and 2007–08).[15]

Entertainment

A Rail Park has been built on the dismissed rail tracks connecting the stations of Pandae and Ganhyeon, for a total of 6.5 km (4.0 mi). The total ride journey is about 40 minutes, offering scenic views of the surrounding mountains while cycling.[16]

Wonju rail
Wonju Rail park

Sister cities

Notable people from Wonju

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