Cheonan or Chonan (chônˈänˈ), city, South Chungcheong prov., W South Korea. It is a railroad hub and a mining and agricultural center. Nearby are the Seongbul and Hyeonchung temples, as well as many hot springs.
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a city in South Korea, in Chungchong-namdo (South Chungchong Province). Population, approximately 100,000. Chonan, an important transportation junction on the Seoul-Tae-jon-Pusan route, has textile and food-processing industries.
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