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Sister cities of Mokpo

Mokpo (Mokpo-si) is a city in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, located at the southwestern tip of the Korean Peninsula. Mokpo has frequent train service to Seoul and is the terminus for a number of ferry routes serving islands in the adjacent Yellow Sea and Dadohae National Maritime Park. The port of Mokpo is close to Yudal mountain.

During the Japanese Occupation (1910–1945), Mokpo served as a crucial port for both commercial ventures and transportation, due to its convenient location along the sea routes between the Japanese archipelago and the Chinese mainland. The large number of islands surrounding Mokpo have also served as a protective barrier, making the city less vulnerable to high tides and tsunamis. In the occupation era, the city had large residential areas, now the city's historic districts, which were built to accommodate the Japanese colonists. The end of World War II and Korea's independence in 1945 caused the city to slowly lose its position as a host to major government organizations and wartime industries. As a result, it was reduced to a mid-sized city of the Honam region.

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