Chungju


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Chungju

(cho͞ong`jo͞o`), city (1995 pop. 205,131), North Chungcheong prov., central South Korea. Chungju is an important agricultural center with a large fertilizer plant; it also is a significant producer of caviar from farm-raised sturgeon. The city is linked to Seoul, to the northwest, by the Han River. The Chungju Lake reservoir to the east is a recreation area.
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Chungju

 

a city in South Korea, in North Chungchong Province. Population, more than 50,000. Chungju is a transportation junction. It produces textiles, including silk, foods and spices, and tobacco products, and chemicals, including mineral fertilizers. Machinery is also manufactured.

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