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   PYEONGCHANG is a county in the province of GANGWON-DO, SOUTH KOREA, located in the TAEBAEK MOUNTAINS region. It is about 180 km east southeast of SEOUL, the capital of SOUTH KOREA, and connected by expressways and high-speed passenger railways.
   PYEONGCHANG  hosted the 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS and the 2018 WINTER PARALYMPICS. To avoid confusion with PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA, it has been officially rebranded as "PYEONGCHANG" for the Olympics and the Paralympics.
   The altitude of PYEONGCHANG is wide-ranging, with 84% of its territory comprising mountains with average elevations of 750 m.
   Its best-known place, the township of Daegwallyeong-myeon, averages between 700 and 800 m above sea level, with some areas over 1,000 m high.
   In PYEONGCHANG, 16 heritage sites were registered by the SOUTH KOREAN government, and 45 Heritages were registered by the GANGWON Provincial Office (i.s.).


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