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Title: Gwandong  
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Subject: Regions of Korea, Provinces of Korea, Yeongseo, Hoseo, North Hamgyeong Province (Republic of Korea)
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Hangul 관동
Hanja 關東
Revised Romanization Gwandong
McCune–Reischauer Kwandong

Gwandong is a region coinciding with the former Gangwon Province in Korea. Today, the term refers to South Korea's Gangwon Province and North Korea's Kangwon Provinces. The name is often used to refer to people residing in the region.

The term literally means "east of Daegwallyeong", a mountain pass in the Taebaek Mountains of the eastern Korean peninsula.


  • 관동지방 (in Korean).  
  • Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee (2012). Frommer's South Korea. John Wiley & Sons. p. 356.  
  • "An Outline of Gangwon-do". Gangwon Province. Archived from the original on 2005-03-10. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 

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