Wonju became UNESCO City of Literature in 2019. Wonju has around 355,000 citizens and the population is ever increasing. It is the largest and the highly vibrant city of Gangwon-do province, over 45% Wonju inhabitants are aged under 40. Wonju is also a Culture City designated by Korean central government. As the center of culture in Gangwon-do province, Wonju aspires to become a city for sustainable development using not only culture and creativity, but also local tangible, intangible cultural assets and heritage.