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South Korea: see YeosuYeosu
or Yosu
, city (1995 pop. 183,559), South Jeolla (Cholla) prov., S South Korea, on the Korea Strait. The municipality consists of a peninsula and more than 300 neighboring islands. It is a trading port and fishing base and the site of a large oil refinery.
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a city in South Korea, on the shore of the Korean Strait, in Cholla-Namdo Province. Population, 102, 000 (1966). Yosu is a center for the fishing industry. Other industry includes the processing of rice and the production of rubber items. There is also a shipyard. Rice, raw silk, and fish are exported.

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