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South Korea:

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, Korean Hanguk or Choson, region and historic country (85,049 sq mi/220,277 sq km), E Asia. A peninsula, 600 mi (966 km) long, Korea separates the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by Koreans) on the east from the Yellow Sea (and Korea Bay [or West Korea
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Korea, South

Official name: Republic of Korea

Capital city: Seoul

Internet country code: .kr

Flag description: White with a red (top) and blue yin-yang symbol in the center; there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field

National anthem: “Aegukga” (Love the Country)

National flower: Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus Syriacus L.)

Geographical description: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea

Total area: 38,022 sq. mi. (98,477 sq. km.)

Climate: Temperate, with rainfall heavier in summer than winter

Nationality: noun: Korean(s); adjective: Korean

Population: 49,044,790 (July 2007 CIA est.)

Ethnic groups: Korean; small Chinese minority

Languages spoken: Korean, English

Religions: Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3%

Legal Holidays:

Assumption DayAug 28
Children's DayMay 5
Independence Movement DayMar 1
Liberation DayAug 15
Memorial DayJun 6
National Foundation DayOct 3
New Year's DayJan 1
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South Korea

a republic in NE Asia: established as a republic in 1948; invaded by North Korea and Chinese Communists in 1950 but division remained unchanged at the end of the war (1953); includes over 3000 islands; rapid industrialization. Language: Korean. Religions: Buddhist, Confucianist, Shamanist, and Chondokyo. Currency: won. Capital: Seoul. Pop.: 47 950 000 (2004 est.). Area: 98 477 sq. km (38 022 sq. miles)
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"Ilbon yesuhoewa waerane daehan nonpyeong [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [The Comments on the Jesuits in Japan and the Imjin War]." Nuriwa malsseum [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 6 (1999): 95.
Information technology company IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Daehan Steel Co Ltd, a Korean steel maker, to help it embark on the second phase of its enterprise-wide business transformation project.
"The results are positive and it shows that the company is really reviving," said Kim Woo Sik, an investment manager at Daehan Investment Trust Management Co.
It soon became clear how the pub acquired its name as - without revealing too much about my personal life - never before have I heard so many high-pitched female screams and cries.The small, winding streets of Suwon city centre were packed with punters belting out the name of the country "Daehan Minguk" in a tribal chant and one party-goer climbed to the top of the subway station to wave a Korean flag in victory.
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