Yanggu County, Gangwon

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Korean transcription(s)
 • Hangul
 • Hanja
 • Revised Romanization Yanggu-gun
 • McCune-Reischauer Yanggu-gun
Official logo of Yanggu
Emblem of Yanggu
Location in South Korea
Location in South Korea
Country  South Korea
Region Gwandong
Administrative divisions 1 eup, 4 myeon
 • Total 700.8 km2 (270.6 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 24,027
 • Density 34/km2 (90/sq mi)
 • Dialect Gangwon

Yanggu County (Yanggu-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea.

The northern part of Yanggu County was part of the front line for much of the Korean War, and now borders the Demilitarized Zone. Several Korean War battle sites are located in Yanggu County, including Bloody Ridge, Heartbreak Ridge, and Hill 1179 (Daeusan).

Yanggu is located in what is claimed to be the geographic center of the Korean peninsula. Dochon-ri village in Nam-myeon[1] in Yanggu is called the "navel of Korea".[2]

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Coordinates: 38°06′29″N 127°59′22″E / 38.107952°N 127.989507°E / 38.107952; 127.989507