- Gangwon (historical)
Infobox Korean name
Gangwon Province or Gangwon-do was one of the
Eight Provinces of Koreaduring the Joseon Dynasty. The province was formed in 1395, and derived its name from the names of the principal cities of Gangneung(강릉; 江陵) and the provincial capital Wonju(원주; 原州).
1895, Gangwon-do was replaced by the Districts of Chuncheon ("Chuncheon-bu;" 춘천부; 春川府) in the west and Gangneung ("Gangneung-bu;" 강릉부; 江陵府) in the east. (Wonju became part of ChungjuDistrict.)
1896, Korea was redivided into thirteen provinces, and the two districts were merged to re-form Gangwon-do Province. Although Wonju rejoined Gangwon-do province, the provincial capital was moved to Chuncheon.
division of Koreain 1945, the subsequent establishment of separate North and South Korean governments in 1948, and the conclusion of the Korean Warin 1953, Gangwon came to be divided into separate provinces once again: Gangwon-do (South Korea)and Kangwon-do (North Korea).
List of Korea-related topics
History of Korea
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Gangwon — or Kangwon can refer to several different regions:*Gangwon (historical), the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty province. *Gangwon do (South Korea), the province of South Korea. *Kangwon do (North Korea), the province of North Korea … Wikipedia
List of Korea-related topics (G) — This is a partial list of Korea related topics beginning with G. For Korean words starting with ㄱ, see also under K. G Ga*Gabo Reform, a series of radical political changes forced through in 1894 1895. *Gaecheonjeol, the anniversary of the… … Wikipedia
Provinces of Korea — This article describes the historical development of Korea s provinces (Do ; hangul: 도; hanja: 道). For detailed information on current administrative divisions, please see Administrative divisions of North Korea and Administrative divisions… … Wikipedia
Korean language — This article is about the spoken Korean language. For details of the native Korean writing system, see Hangul. Korean 한국어, 조선말 Hangugeo, Chosŏnmal … Wikipedia
South Korea — ROK redirects here. For other uses, see ROK (disambiguation). Republic of Korea 대한민국 大韓民國 Daehanminguk … Wikipedia
Bids for the 2018 Winter Olympics — Overview · Pyeongchang Munich · Annecy 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Details … Wikipedia
Gyeonggi-do — Coordinates: 37°30′N 127°15′E / 37.5°N 127.25°E / 37.5; 127.25 … Wikipedia
Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598) — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Japanese invasions of Korea date=1592–1598 caption= The Japanese landing on Busan. place=Korean peninsula result=Korean and Chinese victory. combatant1=Korea under the Joseon Dynasty, China under the Ming… … Wikipedia
National parks of South Korea — … Wikipedia
Eight Provinces of Korea — Paldo redirects here. For the Korean food brand, see Korea Yakult. Eight Provinces Hangul 팔도 Hanja 八 … Wikipedia