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Tourist Information of Korea

The Republic Of Korea.

The name comes from the ethnonym, used in X—XIV centuries.

Capital. Seoul.

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

Republic of Korea

In the Korean language South Korea is called Thehonmaru (대한민국 listen   (i ) . 大韓民國. The reduction of the full name, Hanguk ( 한국 ) or in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, the Nam Khan ( 남한 ), is more common. The word Khan refers to the ancient tribal unions Samhan. The word “Korea” comes from the name of the ancient States of Koryo and early Goguryeo. located on the territory of modern South Korea, the DPRK. China and Far East Russia .

The history of South Korea begins with the Soviet-American agreements in the late summer of 1945 about the division of spheres of influence in the Peninsula. Under this agreement the portion of Korea South of the 38th parallel passed under the jurisdiction of the USA, while the North is under the jurisdiction of the Soviet Union.

In the country’s history alternated periods of democratic and authoritarian governance. The civilian governments in the country are numbered from the First Republic of Syngman Rhee to the current Sixth Republic. First Republic. democratic in the beginning, became increasingly autocratic until its end in 1960. The second Republic was based on democratic principles, but was overthrown in less than a year, after which the country has a military government. Third. The fourth and Fifth Republic was nominally considered democratic, but it is believed that they were a continuation Continue reading

North Korean stranger as tradition

The Communist state television North Korea showed the footage twice, which recently took on the powers of the President of the national young leader Kim Jong-UN is pictured next to an unknown young woman.

About the personal life of Kim Jong-UN, the illegitimate son of the former North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il and grandson of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-Sung, is not known, so this news caught the attention of journalists and political scientists.

New North Korean leader appeared in the company of a young woman at the ceremony in memory of the founder of the DPRK Kim Il Sung, who died 18 years ago. The ceremony was held in the memorial Palace of Kumsusan, where lies the embalmed body of the author’s “teachings of Juche”. State television showed footage of Kim Jong UN and his companion aged 20-30 years together bow before the portrait of Kim Il Sung. This same woman dressed in a simple black suit, sat next to Kim Jong-UN during a concert of the State Symphony orchestra of the DPRK on 6 July.

Many South Korean media believe that it is the younger sister of Kim Jong UN – Kim Ye Chan, which, according Continue reading

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