Chungju cho͞ong´jo͞o´ [key], city (1995 pop. 205,131), North Chungcheong prov., central South Korea. Chungju is an important agricultural center with a large fertilizer plant; it also is a significant producer of caviar from farm-raised sturgeon. The city is linked to Seoul, to the northwest, by the Han River. The Chungju Lake reservoir to the east is a recreation area.
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