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Andong (änˈdŭngˈ) [key], city (1995 pop. 188,452), North Gyeongsang (Kyongsang) prov., E South Korea. It is a railroad junction, terminus of the navigable portion of the Nakdong River, and a commercial center in an agricultural area where rice, hemp, silk, cotton, and tobacco are grown. Andong Lake, formed by the Andong dam, is to the east.

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