What is Korea?

  • (noun): An Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Choson.
    Synonyms: Korean Peninsula, Choson


Korea ( /kəˈriːə/ kə-REE or /kɔrˈiːə/; Korean: 한국 Hanguk or 조선 Joseon – (see etymology)) is an East Asian region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. It is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and it is separated from Taiwan to the south by the East China Sea.

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... Korea Railroad Corporation (Korean 한국철도공사, Hanja 韓國鐵道公社), promoted as Korail (코레일), is the national railroad operator in South Korea ... Korail operates passenger and freight trains throughout South Korea ...
Korean Shamanism
... In contemporary South Korea, the most used term is Muism and a shaman is known as a mudang (무당, 巫堂) or Tangol (당골) ... mudang and Muist followers, and since the significant expansion of Christianity in South Korea between the 1960s and the 1990s ... However, in 2007 a resurgence of Muism in South Korea was reported, where it is practised by around 8% of the population ...
Korea - Sport - Ssireum
... Ssireum Ssireum is a form of wrestling that has been practiced in Korea for thousands of years, with evidence discovered from the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BC to 688) ... Ssireum is the traditional national sport of Korea ...
Korean Demilitarized Zone - Nature Reserve
... village of Panmunjeom and more recently the Dong Bukbu Line on Korea's east coast have there been regular incursions by people ... media mogul, Ted Turner, on a visit to North Korea, said that he would financially support any plans to turn the DMZ into a peace park and a UN-protected World Heritage Site ... In September 2011, South Korea submitted Nomination form to Man and the Biosphere Programme(MAB) in UNESCO for designation of 435 km² in the southern part of the DMZ below the Military Demarcation Line, as ...
Han - Korea
... Korea, an abbreviation for "Hanguk" (한국, 韓國), the Korean language name for Korea an archaic Korean root meaning "great" or "leader" transliterated into hanja as 韓, 幹, or ...