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Cheju,

South Korea: see JejuJeju
or Cheju
, Jap. Saishu, island and province of South Korea (1995 pop. 505,442), c.700 sq mi (1,810 sq km), c.60 mi (100 km) SW of the Korean peninsula. Korea's largest island, Jeju is of volcanic origin and rises to c.
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Cheju

 

a city and port in South Korea, on the island of Cheju-do in the Korea Strait. Capital of Cheju-do, which has the status of a province. Airport. Population, more than 100,000 (1970). Economic activities include cottage industry, the catching of marine fish and shellfish, and food processing, including the processing of seafood.

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Cheju

a volcanic island in the N East China Sea, southwest of Korea: constitutes a province (Cheju-do) of South Korea. Capital: Cheju. Pop.: 302 000 (2005 est.). Area: 1792 sq. km (692 sq. miles)
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