South Kore Physical Geography Essay

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In order to better understand a country, its people, and its issues, one must understand key information to provide context. In order to provide context, details concerning the physical geography, political geography, and the human geography are key in attaining the understanding of a country as a whole prior to moving forward in discussing key issues facing that country. The country that will be the focus of this analysis is South Korea.
Physical Geography
South Korea, a country in East Asia, amounts to 45% of the Korean peninsula containing rivers, mountain ranges, natural resources, and volcanic islands. The country is surrounded by three main bodies of water, the East China Sea to the east, the Yellow Sea to the west, and the Korea Strait to the southeast. Other bodies of water within the country include the three main rivers the Han, Kum, and Naktong. The longest river in South Korea is the Naktong River that drains into the Korea Strait. The main mountain ranges in South Korea are the Sobaek Mountains with the highest peak of 6,283 feet compared to the 5,604 feet of the T’aebaek Mountains (South Korea, 2015). The T’aebaek Mountains are in the northeast portion of the country and the Sobaek Mountains are in the southern portion of the country. The Han and Naktong River have their sources in the T’aebaek Mountains and the Kum have its sources in the Sobaek Mountains (South Korea River Map, n.d.). Natural resources in South Korea include coal, tungsten, graphite,…

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