city, North Kyongsang do (province), east-central South Korea. It lies 215 miles (345 km) from the mouth of the Naktong River, at the terminus of its navigable section, near a multipurpose dam. The city has been in existence since the Three Kingdoms period (beginning c. 57 BC) under various names, and since the Koryo period (935-1392) it has been known by its present name. Until the end of the Choson (Yi) dynasty (1392-1910), it was the local administrative centre, producing a number of scholars and political leaders. The city's traditional domestic products are alcoholic spirits (Andong-Soju), hemp cloth (Andong-Po), and silk. Andong is the seat of a national university (1979). Pop. (1990) 116,958.
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