Jinju or Chinju jēn´jo͞o´ [key], city (1995 pop. 329,913), S South Gyeongsang (Kyongsang) prov., S South Korea. It is a transportation, agricultural, and cultural center, with industries producing food products and textiles, especially cotton. It was the capital of the province during the Choson (Yi) dynasty.

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