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Hwacheon

화천군
County
Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Hwacheon-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Hwach'ŏn-gun
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Area
 • Total 909.45 km2 (351.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total 23,822
 • Density 26.2/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Dialect
Gangwon

Hwacheon County (Hwacheon-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. The northern border is, in some places, within nine kilometres of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Neighboring counties are Cheorwon to the northwest and north, Yanggu to the east, Chuncheon to the south, and the Gyeonggi-do province to the southwest. The county consists largely of mountains and rivers, between which are small farming communities, military bases and military training grounds. The area is renowned for its rivers, lake trout, indigenous otters, and natural scenery.

Coordinates: 38°06′27″N 127°42′52″E / 38.10750°N 127.71444°E / 38.10750; 127.71444

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