Pingtung or P'ing-tungboth: pĭng´do͝ong´ [key], city (2010 pop. 198,903), S Taiwan. Located in an agricultural area, Pingtung produces metals, machinery, chemicals, and alcoholic beverages, and is a major sugar-refining center. A large military base is nearby.
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