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Daejeon or Taejon (dĪˈjônˈ) [key], city (1995 pop. 1,272,143), capital of South Chungcheong (Chungchong) prov., central South Korea. It is a railroad hub and industrial and agricultural center, producing textiles, chemicals, machinery, and processed foods.

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