Taejon is a metropolitan area in South Korea
Inhabitants: 1,550,000 (World Rank 284)
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Daejeon (listen (help·info)) is a metropolitan city in the center of South Korea. It is the fifth largest city of South Korea, with a population of 1,442,856 at the end of 2005. It is at the crossroads of Gyeongbu railway, Honam railway, Gyeongbu highway, and Honam highway. Within the city limits lies Daedeok Science Town, an area with more than 200 research institutions.