Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea often referred as the "Land of the Morning Calm" occupies southern region of the Korean Peninsula in Noth-East Asia. The mountainous region is flanked by the East Sea to its east and the Yellow Sea to the west.

There are a series of islands surrounding the country, the largest of these is Jeju-do is 7,845 sq km and is located 100 km away from the southern coast.

The Southeastern part of the country is washed by the Nakdong River which flows from the Taebaek Mountains to the Korean Strait, passing through major cities including Daegu and Busan.

The capital is Seoul. Korea's industrial base shifted from agriculture to manufacturing since 1960s and is now shifting to service industries. A global force in a number of significant industries, such as automobiles, petrochemicals, electronics, shipbuilding, textiles, and steel. It is one the largest trading world partner.

About Republic of Korea

Country flag
Short Name
KOR
Capital
Seoul
Language
Korean
Population
49,044,790
Area
100,032 km²
Calling Code
+82

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Korean Sport & Olympic Committee
NOC President
Recognition Year
1947
Address
Olympic Center, 424 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-749
Web Address

Culture

 The foundation for the country's culture and arts is the Korean identity: a combination of traits associated with continental and island peoples.

Throughout many millennia, Korea has interacted with the predominant continental cultures of Asia despite its peripheral location in the northeast. Remarkably, while accommodating major religions and traditions of other Asian regions, the country has developed a truly distinct culture in many aspects, which some people call the “centrality of the Korean culture.”

Korea has one the most dynamic and strongest economies in the world.

Religion

Korea has been home for many religions that coexisted together for many centuries such as Buddism, Christianity, Islam and Confucianism.

Sports

Koreans have always enjoyed a variety of sporting activities. The impressive national economic growth in recent years has given people increased leisure to indulge their passion in sports.

On a national level, the most noteworthy accomplishments include the successful hosting of Asian Games in 1986 in Seoul City, which led to the successful organization of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and co-hosting of the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Japan. As well as the Winter Olympic Games in 2018 Pyeongchang.

Korea has also successfully hosted two Summer Asian Games Busan 2002, where for the very first time in history North and South Korea delegation joint together at the Opening Ceremony under the Korean Peninsula Unification flag. In 2014 Incheon City hosted 17th Asian Games. Korea hosted 4th Winter Asian Games in 1999 Kangwon. 

The most popular sports in Korea is archery, taekwondo, baseball, softball, football and handball. 

Climate

Temperature in the winter ranges from -7C to 1C in the capital Seoul with the summer bringing a range of 22C to 29C.

Although winter temperatures are less harsh along the southern coast than in the capital, they are subject to typhoons in the late summer.

Annual precipitation levels vary by around 4 inches, with an average of 58 inches in Busan to the south and 54 inches in Seoul to the north.

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