Country Profile: South Korea Essay

3028 Words Apr 27th, 2012 13 Pages
South Korea Introduction
South Korea is one of the most dynamic countries in the world, South Korea has emerged from a chaotic history, and has rightfully ascended the ladder to become a world power. Bordering North Korea in the south and separated from China and Japan by the Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea and Korea Strait, South Korea is an active participant in what is one of Asia’s most historically volatile areas
The national flag of Korea is called “Taegeukgi’. According to Korea.net “Its design symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang in Asian philosophy. The upper red section of the circle in the center of the flag represents the proactive cosmic forces of the yang. On the other hand, the lower blue section represents the
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It is a 238 kilometers border along the Korean Demilitarized Zone which is a 4,000 meter wide strip of land running along the Demarcation Line.

According to Visitkorea, Mountains cover 70% of Korea's land mass, making it one of the most mountainous regions in the world. The lifting and folding of Korea’s granite and limestone base create a breathtaking landscape of scenic hills and valleys. The mountain range that stretches along the length of the east coast falls steeply into the East Sea, while along the southern and western coasts, the mountains descend gradually to the coastal plains that produce the bulk of Korea’s agricultural crops, especially rice. The South Korea climate during winters is long, cold and dry. January is the coldest month of the year. Seoul's average temperature during the winters is between 5 degrees below zero and 2.3 degrees below zero. The climate of South Korea ranges from -5 degrees centigrade to 5 degrees centigrade during this time of the year. Climate during the short summer is hot and humid. The average temperature in August ranges from 20 degrees centigrade to 26 degrees centigrade. This is hottest time of the South Korea climate. The average temperature of Jeju in July is around 25 degrees centigrade. All Koreans speak the Korean language, which is often classified as one of the Altaic languages, has affinities to Japanese, and contains many Chinese loanwords. The Korean script, known in

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