Gangneung or Kangnung (gängˈnŏngˈ) [key], city (1993 pop. 151,921), Gangwon (Kangwon) prov., NE South Korea, a port on the Sea of Japan (or East Sea). An agricultural center with a silk weaving industry, Gangneung is famed for its beautiful scenery; Gyeongpo provincial park and Odaesan national park are nearby.
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