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Republic of Korea


Korea, traditionally known as the Land of the Morning Calm, is today a modern, bustling hub of East Asia. It is a peninsula jutting off of China, and Japan is only two hours away. Despite this close physical proximity to the neighboring countries, Korea has a distinctive culture of its own, which has developed during its 5,000 years of history. Visitors can expect to meet a lively population with its own language, writing system, architecture, cuisine, and many other manifestations of a unique cultural heritage.


▣ People & Population

Koreans, like many other Asian people, are descendants of Mongolian Tungus stock. However, they differ from their neighbors, the Japanese and Chinese in that they are a homogeneous ethnic group with their own language, culture, and customs. Korean people are well known for their generosity, warmth and kindness and are renowned as one of the hardest working people in the world. The following data show the main figures of Korea (as of the end of 2000, Korean National Statistical Office).


▣ Climate

Korea’s climate is regarded as a continental climate from a temperate standpoint and a monsoon climate from a precipitation standpoint. The climate of Korea is characterized by 4 distinct seasons. Spring and autumn are rather short, summer is hot and humid and winter is cold and dry with abundant snowfall. Temperatures differ widely from region to region within Korea, with the average being between 6oC and 16oC.


▣ Capital-Seoul (http://english.seoul.go.kr/)

The capital of South Korea is Seoul. Seoul has been the capital city of Korea since 1392. This city is the heart of the Republic of Korea, home to 10 million of the nation's 48 million people. Seoul is located in the central region of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul is the center of finance, politics, commerce, recreation, education and culture, and is home to major corporations, banks, government offices, schools, theaters, and entertainment facilities. The wide and beautiful Han river (Hangang) flows through Seoul and serves as a lifeline for the heavily concentrated population. There are rich and satisfying variety of things to see and do for residents and visitors a liked.


For more information on Korea: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr

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