Wonju (원주시) is a city in the southwest part of Gangwon-do. The population as of 2004 was 286,136, including:
- 284,628 Koreans and
- 1,508 non-Koreans.
The city is home to Korean Basketball League team Wonju Dongbu Promy.
- Area: 867.63㎢
- Population density: 317/㎢(2002)
- Number of households: 98,41세대(2002)
- Administrative divisions: 1 eup, 8 myeon, 16 dong
- Location of city hall: 185-1 Ilsan-dong, Wonju-shi, Gangwon-do (강원 원주시 일산동 185-1)
- City flower: Rose (장미)
- City tree: Ginkgo (은행나무)
- City bird: Pheasant (꿩)
Located at 127°54′∼128°03′ East, and 37°17′∼37°24′ North. Wonju is located directly near the centre of the Korean Peninsula, in the middle of the Taebaek Mountains.
To the east are the counties of Yeongwol-gun and Pyeongchang-gun, to the west are the counties of Yeoju-gun and Yangpyeong-gun in Gyeonggi-do, to the north is Hoengseong-gun, and to the south are the cities of Chungju and Jecheon in Chungcheongbuk-do.
As Wonju is located far from the sea it has a continental climate with large temperature variations. The average temperature in January is －5.5℃, in August it is 24.4℃, and the average yearly temperature is 10.5℃. The highest temperature recorded was 38.5℃ (July 1939), and the lowest ever recorded was －29.9℃(January 1923). The average yearly precipitation is 1,287mm.
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Restaurants and Bars
There is a plethora of places to eat in the several blocks to the north of the two bus terminals.
As the average Korean, Japanese, and Chinese restaurants are in abundance throughout Korea and are easy for foreigners to find, the following restaurants reflect a sampling of restaurants considered to be either popular or are western-friendly choices and other ethnic foods.
Rodeo Street in downtown is a popular nightlife area with lots of bars to choose from.
There are several reasonable hotels right across from the two adjacent bus terminals, including the Hotel Cello and the "King Dum". Other hotels are within a few blocks to the northwest.
Mountains within the city include the peaks of Namdaebong (남대봉, 1,182m) and Birobong (1,288 m) of the mountain Chiaksan.
- The Yeongdong Freeway passes through the city.
- The Wonju Bus Terminal is toward the northern end of town, a couple kilometers from downtown. There is a small shijang (market) just west of the terminal, and there are several hotels to the north. Buses go to Seoul, Chuncheon, Gangneung, Chungju, Jecheon, and other points. Do not confuse it with the Express Bus Terminal which houses the tourist information center.
- As of May 2007, the bus fare in the city is 1100 won, from 950 won before.