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GWANDONG (관동; Korean pronunciation: ) is a region coinciding with the former Gangwon Province in Korea
Korea
. Today, the term refers to South Korea's Gangwon Province and North Korea's Kangwon Province . 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
Taebaek Mountains
of the eastern Korean peninsula.

REFERENCES

* 관동지방 (in Korean). Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
. Archived from the original on 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2013-03-22. * Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee (2012). Frommer\'s South Korea. John Wiley & Sons. p. 356. ISBN 9781118333631 . * "An Outline of Gangwon-do". Gangwon Province. Archived from the original on 2005-03-10. Retrieved 2013-03-22.

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Regions and administrative divisions of South Korea
Korea

REGIONS

* Sudogwon (Capital area)

* Gwandong

* Yeongdong * Yeongseo
Yeongseo

* Hoseo

* Daejeon-Sejong-Chungnam
Daejeon-Sejong-Chungnam
* Chungbuk
Chungbuk

* Honam
Honam

* Yeongnam

* Daegu-Gyeongbuk
Daegu-Gyeongbuk
* Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam
Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongnam
* Southeastern MIR

* Jeju

PROVINCES

* North Chungcheong * South Chungcheong * Gangwon * Gyeonggi * North Gyeongsang * South Gyeongsang * North Jeolla * South Jeolla

SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING PROVINCE

* Jeju

SPECIAL CITY

* Seoul
Seoul

SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING CITY

* Sejong

METROPOLITAN CITIES

* Busan
Busan
* Daegu
Daegu
* Daejeon * Gwangju
Gwangju
* Incheon
Incheon
* Ulsan

The Committee for the Five Northern Korean Provinces

* North Hamgyeong * South Hamgyeong * Hwanghae * North Pyeongan * South Pyeongan

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Regions and administrative divisions of North Korea
Korea

REGIONS

* Kwanbuk

* Kwannam

* Kwanso

* Gwandong

* Yeongdong * Yeongseo
Yeongseo

* Hwanghae

PROVINCES

* Chagang * North Hamgyong * South Hamgyong * North Hwanghae * South Hwanghae * Kangwon * North Pyongan * South Pyongan * Ryanggang

DIRECT-ADMINISTERED CITY

* Pyongyang
Pyongyang

SPECIAL CITIES

* Nampo * Rason

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS

* Kaesong * Kumgan