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Daejeon

Taejon
Administration
Full nameDaejeon
Official nameDaejeon Metropolitan City
Native name대전
大田
Native name langko
Settlement typeMetropolitan City
CountrySouth Korea
RegionHoseo
Government
MayorYeom Hong-chul
Geography
Total Area208.4 sq mi (539.86 km2)
Demography
Total Population1524698 (2010)
Density (pop.)2823/km2 (7311.6/sq mi)
DialectChungcheong
Other information
FlowerWhite magnolia
TreePine
BirdKorean magpie

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Daejeon (-kotɛdʑʌnlangKo-Daejeon is South Korea's fifth largest metropolis and the provincial capital of Chungnam. Located in the center of the country, Daejeon had a population of over 1.5 million in 2010. It is at the crossroads of Gyeongbu railway, Honam railway, Gyeongbu Expressway, and Honam Expressway. Within the city limits lies Daedeok Science Town, an area with more than 200 research institutions. The city hosted the Taejon Expo '93.

Government Complex, Daejeon is a set of four buildings holding the offices for the national government of South Korea.


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