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Naju

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Landmarks · Lookouts · History Museums
Naju is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.The capital of South Jeolla was located at Naju until it was moved to Gwangju in 1895. The name Jeolla actually originates from the first character of Jeonju (전, 全) and the first character of Naju (나, 羅). Dongshin University is situated in Naju. Naju is famous for the Naju Pear which is a large round pear that forms its district logo.History In the Later Three Kingdoms period of Korean history, Wang Geon (later Taejo of Goryeo Dynasty) occupied the Naju area, which was then part of Later Baekje Kingdom and came to become large base of his political support. He also married the daughter of the Magistrate of Naju, Oh Janghwa, who became the mother of Goryeo's second King Hyejong of Goryeo In 1986, the governmental name was changed from Geumseong to Naju. In 1995, Naju city was expanded to include Naju county.ProductsA well-known local product is the Naju Pear, which has long been cultivated along the Yeongsan River.Naju Pears and muskmelons are popular as gifts for Lunar New Year and other holidays.
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