Where is PyeongChang Located

Where is PyeongChang
Description :  Map showing location of PyeongChang in South Korea. Disclaimer


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Where is PyeongChang?

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be hosted in PyeongChang, which is located in Gangwon province, South Korea. The county, which has many Buddhist temples, is situated in the Taebaek Mountains region. The county is located at a distance of 110 miles from the South Korean capital of Seoul. The county covers an area of 565.12 square miles and as of 2013, it comprised a population of 43,666 people.

The county is popular among trekkers as around 84 percent of its territory has mountains. Though the summers are warm, winters are long and snowy. Two major ski resorts are located at this popular tourist destination. These are the Alpensia ski resort and the Yongpyong Resort. Both these resorts will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. The technical alpine skiing events will be held at the Yongpyong Resort. The resort has 31 slopes and is the largest in Korea. Most of the snow events would be played at the Alpensia, which has six slopes. With the completion of the Gyeonggang Line, which is being built for the 2018 Winter Olympics, it would take just 80 minutes to reach PyeongChang from Seoul.

City Name PyeongChang
Continent Asia
Country South Korea
Region Gangwon
Area 565.12 sq mi
Population 43,666 (2013)
Lat Long 37.3705? N, 128.3900? E
Avg Temperature High 52.7 F, Low 35.6 F
Calling Code +82 33
Time Zone UTC+09:00
Airport Yangyang International Airport
Currency South Korean Won

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