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In Korean, the country's name is Daehan-minguk (Great Han) - the
Han being one of the country's major rivers.
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The Republic of Korea occupies the southern portion of the Korean
The peninsula was partitioned in 1948, with forces of the United
States in the south and the USSR in the North.
Weather in Asia:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Asia.
The Northeast Asia
History Foundation are against the sole use of 'Sea of Japan', as commonly used in
international cartography, and would like to see a return to the historically referenced East Sea, or at least the
simultaneous use of both names - East Sea/Sea of Japan.
Online English version of Korea's premier daily, the Chosun Ilbo.
Listing of foreign diplomatic missions in Korea.
Put together by Korea Telecom, this site is much more than an online Yellow Pages.
Travel information from the Korea National Tourism Organisation.
South Korea's capital and largest city is Seoul - host of the
Summer Olympics in 1988.
Seoul was given its present name in 1945, and was chosen to be the
capital of the Republic of Korea in 1948.
The city was originally founded as Hanseng, in 1392, and became the
capital of the Korean Joseon Dynasty; until the Japanese took control of the country in
The city was renamed Kyongsong the following year.
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Incheon, Seogwipo, Seoul,
Seoul was heavily damaged during the Korean War in the early
1950's, and many modern buildings were built in the reconstruction phase.
The character of this ancient capital lives on in the restoration work
of its numerous palaces and temples.
The bell tower holds a large bronze bell dating back to 1468, and
ancient stone wall remains can still be seen in parts of the city.
If you're planning a trip to South Korea, the chances are that you'll be passing through
Seoul - the capital.
The Korean language is grammatically similar to Japanese but has
borrowed many words from Chinese.
Life In Korea:
An in-depth look at different aspects of Korean culture, society, and customs. Plenty of
information and things to do for foreign visitors and long-term residents in Korea;
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