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The Gangwon Province

The Gangwon Province

The Gangwon Province is at the center of Baekdu-daegan, a major range of mountains forming the backbone of the Korean Peninsula. The eastern region runs along the coast and the northern region lies face-to-face with the Demilitarized Zone. The province is easily vulnerable to wildland fire due to the warm and dry weather and strong Foehn winds in spring. As a local autonomous entity which deals with a large number of fires every year, Gangwon is selected as the co-host of the 6th IWFC.


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