What is Korea?

  • (noun): An Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Choson.
    Synonyms: Korean Peninsula, Choson

Korea

Korea ( /kəˈriːə/ kə-REE or /kɔrˈiːə/; Korean: 한국 Hanguk or 조선 Joseon – (see etymology)) is an East Asian region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. It is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and it is separated from Taiwan to the south by the East China Sea.

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Korea - Sport - Ssireum
... Main article Ssireum Ssireum is a form of wrestling that has been practiced in Korea for thousands of years, with evidence discovered from the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BC to 688) ... is the traditional national sport of Korea ...
Han - Korea
... Korea, an abbreviation for "Hanguk" (한국, 韓國), the Korean language name for Korea an archaic Korean root meaning "great" or "leader ...
Korail
... Korea Railroad Corporation (Korean 한국철도공사, Hanja 韓國鐵道公社), promoted as Korail (코레일), is the national railroad operator in South ... passenger and freight trains throughout South Korea ...
Korean Shamanism
... In contemporary South Korea, the most used term is Muism and a shaman is known as a mudang (무당, 巫堂) or Tangol (당골) ... mudang and Muist followers, and since the significant expansion of Christianity in South Korea between the 1960s and the 1990s ... However, in 2007 a resurgence of Muism in South Korea was reported, where it is practised by around 8% of the population ...