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A city of southern North Korea near the South Korean border. It is intersected by the 38th parallel and changed hands several times during the Korean War.


(Placename) a city in SW North Korea: former capital of Korea (938–1392). Pop: 621 000 (2005 est)
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In April 2013, the North took the extreme step of unilaterally barring South Korean workers from entering the Gaesong Industrial Complex, a symbol of inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation, and withdrawing all of its own workers.
See Gaeseong Gongeop Jigu uihwa gwanri gyujeong [Regulations on Management of Foreign Currency for Gaesong Industrial Zone], Feb.
The Gaesong Industrial Complex is an industrial zone inside North Korea.
The missile test came one day after Pyongyang expelled 11 South Korean officials from the liaison office at the inter-Korean industrial complex in Gaesong, just north of the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas.
North Korea's embarrassment is understandable if the accident works to deter inter-Korean economic cooperation projects in Gaesong Industrial Complex or even affects Washington's decision to drop it from its list of terrorism sponsors.