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Kwangju,

South Korea: see GwangjuGwangju
or Kwangju
, city (1995 pop. 1,257,504), metropolitan city located in but independent of South Jeolla (Cholla) prov., SW South Korea, in the Yeongsan (Yongsan) River lowland.
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Kwangju

 

a city in South Korea, capital of the South Cholla Province. Population, 403, 700 (1966). Kwangju is a transportation junction and the trade center of an agricultural region (Yonsangan plain). It also has a textile industry.

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Kwangju

a city in SW South Korea: an important military base during the Korean War; cotton textile industry. Pop.: 1 448 000 (2005 est.)
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