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Suncheon or Sunchon (sŏnˈchônˈ) [key], city (1995 pop. 249,241), South Jeolla (Cholla) prov., SW South Korea. It is a transportation, administrative, agricultural, and service center. It is the site of the Songgwang Temple, one of South Korea's three largest Buddhist temples.

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