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Taegu City in s central South Korea; capital of North Kyǒngsang province and the country's third-largest city. Successfully defended by United Nations' (UN) troops during the Korean War, it is the trading centre for a large apple-growing area. The main industries are textiles, including silk and synthetic fabrics. Pop. (2000) 2,480,000.

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Taegu a city in SE South Korea, nearby to which is the Haeinsa temple, established in ad 802, which contains 80,000 Buddhist printing blocks dating from the 13th century, engraved with compilations of Buddhist scriptures.