Panmunjom, officially Panmunjeom păn˝mo͝onjôm´ [key], village, N South Korea. It lies south of the 38th parallel, the military demarcation line that partitions Korea. In the Korean War the truce negotiations, begun at nearby Kaesong , were moved in Oct., 1951, to Panmunjom, where the truce was signed on July 27, 1953. The UN Command Military Armistice Commission is based there.
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