Hoengseong, Gangwon Province, South Korea

🇰🇷 Hoengseong County is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea.

The roots of Codonopsis lanceolata (deodeok), a bonnet bellflower species, play an important role in local agriculture.

The Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, a notable boarding school, is located in the county.

Han-u, or Korean beef, from Hoengseong is widely sold and famous in South Korea. The clean environment of the region makes it possible to rear high-quality Korean beef. The muscles of the cattle are built up through labour in the fields. Beef sets are delivered to department stores in Seoul and other metropolitan cities. Nowadays, improvements to transportation infrastructure have helped reduce the cost. The county began a strategic marketing campaign in 1995 to brand itself as the origin of the highest quality beef in Korea.

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Hoengseong has a population of over 47,362 people. Hoengseong also forms part of the wider Gangwon Province which has a population of over 1,564,615 people. Hoengseong is situated 19 km north of Wonju.

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Hoengseong has links with: 🇨🇳 Linhai, Zhejiang, China; 🇯🇵 Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; 🇰🇷 Seocho-gu, South Korea.

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