What is South Korea?

  • (noun): A republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948.
    Synonyms: Republic of Korea

South Korea

South Korea ( listen), officially the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국; Daehan Minguk listen), is a sovereign state located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name "Korea" is derived from Goryeo, a dynasty which ruled in the Middle Ages. Its neighbors are China to the west, Japan to the east, and North Korea to the north. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone with a predominantly mountainous terrain. It covers a total area of 99,392 square kilometers and has a population of 50 million. The capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of 9,794,304.

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North Korean Defectors - By Destination - Japan
... Koreans washed ashore in Fukui Port in Fukui Prefecture and then continued to South Korea via Taiwan ... They later settled in South Korea ... The group had been sailing for five days towards South Korea but had drifted towards the Noto Peninsula ...
Daejang - South Korea
... Daejang is senior to South Korea's three other General and Admiral ranks Chunjang (Brigadier General / Rear Admiral Lower Half and formerly Commodore ... South Korean generals wear one to four stars as a badge of rank ... Currently, eight (sometimes nine) officers of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces in active service hold the rank of Daejang ...
Volleyball At The 2006 Asian Games - Results - Women's Indoor - Final Round
... Japan 3 December 10 Vietnam 0 Japan 3 Bronze medal match December 8 Thailand 0 South Korea 1 Chinese Taipei 3 Thailand 3 Thailand 0 December 12 Pos 5–8 match Pos 5–6 match December 10 ...
South Korea - Sports
... Main article Sport in South Korea The martial art taekwondo originated in Korea ... been regarded as the most popular sport in Korea ... Recent polling indicates that a majority, 40.6%, of South Korean sports fans continue to self-identify as football fans, with baseball ranked second at 25.3 ...
North Korean Defectors - By Destination - South Korea - Statistics
... Approximate total number of defectors from 1953 to 2012 24,608 Partial Statistics Year Defectors until 2002. 1,138 2003 1,281 2004 1,894 2005 1,383 2006 2,018 2007 2,544 2008 2,809 2009 2,927 2010 2,379 2011 2,737 2012 1,509 Source Ministry of Unification, South Korea. ...

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