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Panmunjom

Panmunjom, officially Panmunjeom (pănˌmŏnjômˈ) [key], village, N South Korea. It lies south of the 38th parallel, the military demarcation line that partitions Korea. In the Korean War the truce negotiations, begun at nearby Kaesong, were moved in Oct., 1951, to Panmunjom, where the truce was signed on July 27, 1953. The UN Command Military Armistice Commission is based there.

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