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Iri(ē`rē`), former city, North Jeolla (Cholla) prov., SW South Korea. An agricultural center and transportation hub, it was absorbed into IksanIksan
, city (1995 pop. 322,749), NW North Jeolla (Cholla) prov., South Korea, on the Mangyeong and Geum rivers. A rail and highway transportation hub, the city lies on a plain where grains, fruits, and vegetables are grown.
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(also Niri), a city in South Korea, in Cholla-Pukto Province. Population, 78,400 (1966). It is an important transport junction and the center of an agricultural region. Rice is refined in Iri, and alcohol products are produced there.