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Chungju

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Chungju is a city in North Chungcheong province, South Korea. Namsan is a mountain located within the outskirts of the city.The city is famous for the annual martial arts festival held in October. Also of note, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon grew up here.Symbol City Flower : Chrysanthemum City Bird : Mandarin duck City Tree : Apple treeHistoryDuring Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea Chungju was the site of the Battle of Chungju, where the Korean general Shin Rip was defeated by the Japanese general Konishi Yukinaga. This defeat resulted in King Seonjo fleeing from Hanseong (Seoul) to Pyongyang.Chungju LakeChungju Dam is the country's biggest multi-purpose dam that links together Chungju and its neighborhoods. It creates a manmade lake with a vast body of water.Woraksan Mt and Songnae valley are located nearby. Additionally, this area has cherished cave area/springs.2013 World Rowing ChampionshipsThe 2013 World Rowing Championships were held at Tangeum Lake, Chungju between August 25 – September 1.
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