Pyeongchang County

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Pyeongchang (in full, Pyeongchang-gun ; ) is a county in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea, located in the Taebaek Mountains region.wikipedia
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2018 Winter Paralympics

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Pyeongchang hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
The 2018 Winter Paralympics, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games, and also more generally known as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, were an international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), that was held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, from 9 to 18 March 2018.

Woljeongsa

Woljeong Temple
It is home to several Buddhist temples, including Woljeongsa.
Woljeongsa is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, located on the eastern slopes of Odaesan in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea.

Daegwallyeong-myeon

Daegwallyeong
Its best-known place, the township of Daegwallyeong-myeon, averages between 700 and 800 m above sea level, with some areas over 1000 m high.
Daegwallyeong-myeon is a myeon (township) in the county of Pyeongchang in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea.

Odaesan

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Sangwansa is a temple on Odaesan Mountain that was originally established as Jinyeowon in 705.
Odaesan, also known as Mount Odaesan or Mount Odae, is a South Korean mountain peak in Gangwon, South Korea, standing at the junction of the districts of Gangneung, Pyeongchang, and Hongcheon.

Lee Hyo-seok

Pyeongchang is the hometown of Lee Hyo-seok, a Korean novelist, and this festival is held in Lee Hyo-seok Culture Village, where he grew up.
Lee Hyo-seok, who wrote under the pen-name 'Gasan' was born February 23, 1907 in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.

Sangwonsa

Sangwon Temple
Sangwonsa has the following cultural heritage sites:
Sangwonsa is a temple located in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon-do, South Korea.

Yongpyong Resort

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Yongpyong Resort, which has a total of 28 ski slopes, hosted the technical alpine skiing events.
Yongpyong (Dragon Valley) Ski Resort (KRX:070960) is a ski resort in South Korea, located in Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.

Yongpyeong-myeon

Yongpyeong
The Lee Seung-bok Memorial Hall is located in Nodong-ri, Yongpyeong-myeon to memorialize Lee Seung-bok who was a South Korean boy murdered by North Korean commandos in 1968. It was established in 1982, with building a memorial statue for Lee. Lee's house was restored in 2000.
Yongpyeong-myeon is a myeon (township) in Pyeongchang county of Gangwon-do South Korea.

2018 Winter Olympics

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Pyeongchang hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2018 Winter Paralympics.
The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (제23회 동계 올림픽) and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the eve of the opening ceremony.

2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

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Pyeongchang hosted the 1999 Asian Winter Games and 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
The 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games was a Special Olympics, a multi-sports event that was held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from January 29 through February 5, 2013.

Biathlon World Championships 2009

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The 2009 IBU Biathlon World Championships were also held there.
The 43rd Biathlon World Championships were held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 13 to February 22, 2009.

Taebaek Mountains

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Pyeongchang (in full, Pyeongchang-gun ; ) is a county in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea, located in the Taebaek Mountains region.
The 2018 Winter Olympics took place in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, located in the mountains.

South Korea

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Pyeongchang (in full, Pyeongchang-gun ; ) is a county in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea, located in the Taebaek Mountains region.
On July 6, 2011 Pyeongchang was chosen by the IOC to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Gangwon Province, South Korea

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Pyeongchang (in full, Pyeongchang-gun ; ) is a county in the province of Gangwon-do, South Korea, located in the Taebaek Mountains region.
A memorial center of a famous novelist, Lee Hyo-seok is in Pyeongchang County.

Bell of Sangwonsa

Bronze bell of Sangwonsa
The Bell of Sangwonsa (National Treasure No. 36)
It is located in the Sangwonsa temple in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province.

2014 Winter Olympics

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Pyeongchang won their 2018 bid after two previous failed attempts for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, in which it lost to Vancouver, Canada, and Sochi, Russia, respectively.
Sochi was elected on 4 July 2007 during the 119th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, defeating bids from Salzburg, Austria; and Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Köppen climate classification

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Pyeongchang County experiences a warm-summer humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwb).
Pyeongchang County, South Korea (Dwb)

2010 Winter Olympics

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Pyeongchang won their 2018 bid after two previous failed attempts for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, in which it lost to Vancouver, Canada, and Sochi, Russia, respectively.
Vancouver faced two other finalists shortlisted that same February: Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Salzburg, Austria.

Alpensia Resort

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Alpensia ski resort has six slopes for skiing and snowboarding, with runs up to 1,400.0 m long, for beginners and advanced skiers, and an area reserved for snowboarders.
It is located on the territory of the township of Daegwallyeong-myeon, in the county of Pyeongchang.

Munich

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The other candidates were Annecy, France and Munich, Germany.
Munich bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, but lost to Pyeongchang.

Korea Train Express

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A new KTX line named Gyeonggang Line was built between Wonju and Gangneung via Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics and put Pyeongchang within 80 minutes of travel time from Seoul, and the new KTX line started commercial operation since Dec. 22, 2017. KTX trains stop at Pyeongchang Station and Jinbu Station.
A new line from Wonju to Gangneung was completed in December 2017 to serve the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Gangneung

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A new KTX line named Gyeonggang Line was built between Wonju and Gangneung via Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics and put Pyeongchang within 80 minutes of travel time from Seoul, and the new KTX line started commercial operation since Dec. 22, 2017.
The east side is the Sea of Japan, the west side is the inner side of Hongcheon County, the Pyeongchang County's Jinbu-myeon and the Daegwallyeong-myeon respectively.

Annecy

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The other candidates were Annecy, France and Munich, Germany.
Annecy launched a bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games but lost to Pyeongchang.

Pyeongchang-eup

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Pyeongchang-eup is a town in South Korea and the county seat of the county of Pyeongchang.

Jinbu Station

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KTX trains stop at Pyeongchang Station and Jinbu Station.
Jinbu Station, also known as Odaesan Station, is a railway station in Jinbu-myeon, Pyeongchang, South Korea.