The Republic Of Korea.
The name comes from the ethnonym, used in X—XIV centuries.
Area. 99 274 km².
Population. 47 thousand 904 people.
Flag Of South Korea
Location. South Korea is a country in northeastern Asia that occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. In the North it borders with the Democratic people’s Republic of Korea, the East by the Japan sea, the South and South-East — the Korea Strait, on the West by the Yellow sea. South Korea is also home to several Islands, the largest of which is Cheju island, Cedo and However.
Administrative division. 9 provinces and 5 cities directly under the Central government.
The form of government. Republic.
The head of state. President.
The highest legislative body. Unicameral Parliament (the National Assembly).
The highest Executive body. The Council of state.
Major cities. Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju.
Official language. Korean.
Religion. 47% of Koreans practice Buddhism, 48% Christianity, 3 % — Confucianism.
The ethnic composition. 99.9% of the Koreans.
Currency. Bona = 100 conam.
Climate. The country’s climate is continental, Continue reading
The most interesting in South Korea, I thought the local cuisine. Korean food is unlike any other food in the world. This topic is poorly represented in Runet, so I will try to make its modest contribution to its coverage. So, first of all, Korean food is the variety of seafood:
Unique style of presenting food on the table. You order a “main dish”, for example, pork. And in addition you bring to 36 (in my experience) with small plates of snacks. These snacks you don’t pay. Edible but not all. -) Most of the starters are grass, different pickled or fried in spices. Herbs are not readily recognisable. Here’s how it looks in a fancy restaurant:
But because of the restaurant cheaper. Then got shot and fish. Fish is also a kind of Korean pickled and dried, as a result, some species are so strange taste that they have in the form of food does not work. But so many new sensations in the taste buds. -) Favorite Korean fish dish – those little dried fish, very salty and with big bulging eyes. They can be eaten as seeds, but many also do not eat. Fish is also in a tomato sauce, but let her look is not deceiving you – the taste is not the same that the Soviet gobies in tomato sauce. It is sharper and not at all sweet. Photo of tomato on the fish is placed on each side of whole fish:
But the Korean Continue reading